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Hiking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park has 13 forest trails that are designed to enable Rwanda safari undertakers to explore the offerings of this prehistoric forest. These trails include among others; Bugufi, Igishigishi, Mount Bigugu, Umugote, Umuyove, Kamiranzovu swamp, Imbaraga, Rukuzi, Uwinka via swamp, Karamba, Congo Nile divide, Isumo, Rukungu, Irebero, Mwumba, Rutovu and Ngabwe. Some can be highlighted below;
The colored trails.

The colored trails are 7 in number and are marked by different colors. They are designed to explore different parts of the forest with encounters of primates, birds and scenery. They range from the 1km short grey colored trail to 10km red trail.
The waterfall trail.

The Water fall trail takes 3 – 6 hours to traverse with provision for stops en route. The falls are popular grounds for birds and primates like monkeys not forgetting the scenic beauty.
Kamiranzoru trail.

Kamiranzoru trail is 4km in length and goes for 3 hours traversing the boggy areas marked by swamp vegetation offering sights of swamp birds and beautiful orchids.
Bigugu trail.

Mount Bigugu is the highest point in Nyungwe Forest National Park at 2,950m above sea level. This landscape can be explored by taking the Bigugu trail which gives impressive scenic views of the area after reaching the apex.
Orchid Ogling.

Nyungwe Forest National Park has 154 orchid species of which 8 of these are restricted to Rwanda. The orchids are very impressive and worth encountering on orchid ogling activity in the forest of Nyungwe.

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