Nyungwe National Park, Butare

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Must see · Nature / Park · National Park
A rainforest bordering Burundi and the Congo, Nyungwe National Park is known for its dizzying canopy walk. This 90 m (295 ft) long narrow suspended platform 50 m (164 ft) above the grounds offers unmatched views of the abundant vegetation underneath. Take one of the well-maintained trails and see scenic waterfalls and Lake Kiwu. Lush forests host large populations of primates like chimps, leopards, blue monkeys, and duikers plus an array of birds and butterflies. In addition to the rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bogs cover some 970 sq km (374 sq mi) of conservation area. Plan to visit Nyungwe National Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Butare attractions using our Butare road trip planning tool.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our chimp trek - our guide Everest was great, and my porter Fabien took very good care of me. Yes you have to get up early, ride on bumpy roads, and hike steep and slippery...  more »
  • This National Park in the southern region of Rwanda. The drive into the park is pretty spectacular with monkeys darting across the road and stunning landscapes. We participated in the Chimpanzee...  more »

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