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New in Nyungwe Forest, the CANOPY WALK or IGISHIGISHIGI TRAIL

 

 The canopy walkway is a 200m trail suspended between giant trees, offering a magnificent view of the upper canopy. It is also a good bird-watching area.

 

 

 

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The Canopy trail (starting from the Uwinka Visitor Center)is one of the easy Nyungwe treks,  actually covering a distance of 2.1km and taking about one and half hours.

It is also called the Igishigishigi trail, after the majestic giant tree ferns that are numerous in this area.

 

 

 

 

 

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  The birding is good, there are wildflowers all year round and hikers have a good chance of hearing and even spotting some of the monkeys living in the forest.

 

 

 

 

 

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  The bridge hangs 57m above the ground, and provides spectacular views of the Uwinka ridge and valley, as well as the forest canopy.

 

 

 

 

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Other recommended Nyungwe trails include:

 

Buhoro trail (exceptional views, big trees, good birding and pretty wildflowers)

Umuyove trail (waterfalls, birds, flowers and massive trees)

Karamba trail (the best bird walk & fairly easy)

Kamiranzovu marsh (orchids and wetland birds)

Ngabe trail for primates (L'Hoest, silver and colobus monkeys)

Cyamudongo & Uwinka ( chimps)

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