The Canopy walk in Rwanda is found in Nyungwe National park South west of Kigali town the Capital of Rwanda. It is a 2.1km trip found at the Uwinka visitors centre in the Nyungwe forest. The canopy walkway was built in 2010 by the Green Heart NGO group supported by U.S.A.I.D. The walk way has a 160 Meter stretch divided in 3 sections. The first is a 45 Meter stretch, followed by the longest at 90 Meters and the shortest at 25 meters. The highest point from the 90 Meter walk way is 70 meters from ground.
The canopy walk is a guided tour starting from the Uwinka Visitors centre in Nyungwe forest, followed with a 30 minutes walk via the igishigishi trail in a steep slope deep into the forest to the starting point of the walk way. The walkway can however be done via the long trails of Imbaraga or the Umuyove.
Many primates, birds, butterflies can be spotted from the Top of the Canopy walkway with also great views of the entire forest canopy including Lake Kivu on a clear day.
Canopy walkway starting times:
- 8am, 10am, 1pm, or 3pm.
What to carry or bring during the canopy walk.
- At least 1 litre of bottled water.
- Trekking/ Hiking boots.
- Rain jacket.
- Walking stick.
- Small back pack.