Luxury holidays in Nyungwe National Park

If you’re coming to Rwanda for the wildlife, then Nyungwe National Park is the place to be. Housing 75 (known) types of mammals – including the cloaked Colobus monkey and white-bearded mountain monkey – this biodiversity hotspot is unknown to most beyond east Africa, making it one of Rwanda’s best-kept secrets. Take a guided hike through the park’s bordering tea plantations and untouched verdure to the Canopy Walkway, a 70-metre suspension bridge not designed for the faint hearted; or trek up to the Isumo Waterfall where you can enjoy a refreshing pit-stop before tracking down the park’s cheeky chimps.

When to go

Visit during the drier months – June to August, or December to January – for the best hiking weather; although, be aware that Nyungwe National Park is famous for its year-round rain.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Fly into Rwanda’s capital – Kigali – before catching a 40-minute domestic flight to Kamembe Airport, where you can hop into a cab for the final hour's drive to Nyungwe National Park.
  • Automobiles

    You can drive along the region’s developed roads to reach Nyungwe; however, once you arrive, cut the engine and explore this pristine park and all its inhabitants on foot with a guided tour.