The canopy walk in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest national park reopens to visitors after completion of maintenance works. Now both the local people and the foreign visitors who have always wanted to have an adventurous experience over the Nyungwe Forest through the canopy walk trails can start booking their safaris.
The management of Nyungwe National Park published the re-opening of the Nyungwe Canopy Walkway to their visitors. Nyungwe Canopy Walkway had been closed since May 21 when the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) issued a clear expression of its closure for maintenance. However the RDB was expecting the maintenance works to be finished before May 30 for the Canopy Walkway to recommence welcoming visitors.
Local and foreign visitors had been affected by the temporary closure of the Canopy because Nyungwe National Park is one of the key contributors of the country’s tourism revenue. Nyungwe National Park declared through twitter yesterday (Monday) that they are pleased to inform us that the maintenance works have now been completed and the canopy is now open to visitors.
This has also been a light for local tour operators in Rwanda as one of their most selling activities in Nyungwe Forest national park after chimpanzee tracking experience activity. This East Africa’s only Canopy Walkway activity provides a stunning view of the Nyungwe Forest national park’s amazing wildlife and nature.
Nyungwe Forest National Park situated in the South Western part of Rwanda is a vast area of mountain rain-forest and home to many mammal and bird species.
Letter from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
Information revealed from the Nyungwe National Park management show that foreign visitors planning to experience the Canopy walk activity are charged $60 per person, while Foreign Residents are charged $50 per person. Local residents pay Rwf5000 per person.
East African Community Nationals pay $10 per person to access the Canopy Walkway, whereas East Africa Community Foreign Residents pay $50 per person. Students who are Rwandan Citizens pay Rwf5,000 per person. East Africa Community students pay $5 per Student while Students who are Foreign Resident pay $25.
The management of Nyungwe National Park also offers amazing discounts to young people especially those less than fifteen (15) years.