Tourists are advised against making erroneous, incomplete, or false applications. Such cases may include, among others, applying for the wrong product, uploading a false ID or visa, and uploading an expired ID or visa. Please be advised that verification of tourist documents is done at park entry gates. Tourists who submitted incorrect, incomplete, or false applications will be denied entry into the park, regardless of whether they paid for and received a system-generated permit.
Rwanda Development Board accepts no liability for erroneous, incomplete or fraudulent applications
Guidelines for canopy guided walk
You should bring a raincoat as rain frequently falls in Nyungwe. But if you don't come with a raincoat, you can rent one as well as walking boots and sticks.
Reporting times for the Canopy Adventure Guided Walk are 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. daily at Visitor Information and Registration.
To qualify for Rwandan or East African Foreign Resident status, foreign residents in Rwanda and East African countries must have a minimum of four consecutive months of residency status or work permit in their passport or diplomatic card.
A diplomat who has a residence visa can be allowed to use the applicable resident rates for his spouse and legally accepted children even if the spouse and legally accepted children do not have resident visas (reside outside of Rwanda).
Reporting East African residents need to provide EAC ID cards or passports.
A tourist with one Rwandan parent and a tourist with a Rwandan spouse will be considered Rwandan as long as the Immigration and Emigration Director General confirms it.
The minimum age for the Canopy Adventure Guided Walk in Nyungwe National park is 5 years.
A tourist permit will be automatically issued by this system upon completion of the application process.
The application process is as simple as picking an available slot in the product of your choice, filling out mandatory forms, uploading the requisite support documents, and paying the applicable fees.
Applications are made with full details of the client (names, passport number, email, and phone number) at the time of payment.
Bookings and reservations are done on a "first come, first served" basis.
Rwandan nationals are expected to pay the full amount at the time of booking.
Visitors to Nyungwe National Park can experience the rainforest from a new perspective: The Canopy Walkway. Hanging 60 meters above the forest floor between giant trees and towers, East Africa's only Canopy Walkway provides a stunning view of the park's amazing wildlife and nature. The Walkway is accessible as part of a specialized guided tour along the Igishigishigi trail, or if you're not part of a tour, by hiking the Imbaraga or Umuyove trails.
The dizzying platform is above a steep and deep valley across a massive forest. This impressive walkway, with its three towers, is the biggest in East Africa.
The hanging platform that allows tourists to view different animal species in Nyungwe forest spreads over hundreds of square meters and will allow tourists to be at "eye-to-eye level" with different primate species and many bird species, all of which are fond of inhabiting the upper strata of the forest.
Nyungwe is the largest and most ancient Afro-Montane forest remaining in East Africa, dating back to the last ice age. The forest has 13 rare primate species, the world's largest ever recorded arboreal troop of black-and-white colobus monkeys, over 300 species of birds, and 100 types of orchids.