Apart from chimpanzee trekking and colobus monkey trek, there are a number of other activities, one can consider doing during their visit of Nyungwe National parks.
Other Activities Around Nyungwe.
Nyungwe Helicopter Scenic Tour.
2hrs 30mins Scenic Tour at $ 5,656
Depart from Kigali International Airport on the Agusta 109 Helicopter (5 people) take a scenic tour for two and a half hours to see Kigali City, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest and then back to Kigali. This is organise by Akagera aviation.
Nyungwe is home to 154 species of orchids, eight of which are endemic to Rwanda. The park hosts one of the world’s greatest concentrations of flowering plants, which accounts for 68% of orchids in Rwanda alone. A walk through the forest to appreciate the beautiful flowers can be organise at a fee.
Nyungwe forest park has cultural villages that provide tourists experiences beyond wildlife viewing. Nyungwe is one of the places where people, culture and nature come together with the aim of protecting the forest. This has hence enhanced the community’s ecotourism activities.
There is a great extension of forest trails that one can consider trekking.
These consists of seven trails through the forest each marked by a particular colour. The trails range in length from the 1km Grey trail to the 10km Red trail. All the trails are well-maintained and offer the chance to see a diversity of primate and bird species.
This trail takes between 3-6 hours depending on how often you stop enroute. Enjoy walking through the tree-fern covered ravines, across several bubbling streams until you reach a pretty waterfall. Throughout your adventure, monkeys are often seen along the way and the steep slopes allow for good views into the canopy, this particular trail has become a firm favourite among birders as it provides rewarding experience to see true forest interior birds, with a good chance of spotting Albertine rift endemics, such as the Rwenzori turaco.
Kamiranzoru trail is a 4km, 3 hour trail, which is different from the other forest walks because it takes you through the low laying marshy areas which are rich in orchids and localised swamp associated bird species.
This is the toughest trail and you need to be relatively fit as it leads you up the Bigugu peak. The Bigugu peak is 2,950m high and is the highest point in Nyungwe Forest, offering fantastic views of the landscape.
Cong Nile Trail:
the Trail can be completed in 10 days on foot and 5 days on Bike. The Congo Nile trail is one of the adventurous walks that rewards you with not only meeting with new people but also with scenic views of the Rwanda’s country side.
In conclusion, Nyungwe national is not only a primates park but its surrounded by a great deal of other activities that one can consider participating in