How to get to Nyungwe National Park

How to get to Nyungwe National Park

There are various possible ways on How to get to Nyungwe forest national park, Despite the National Park is tucked away in the far ends of Rwanda’s southern province, the road networks in Rwanda connecting to Nyungwe are safely built and in very good conditions, in that it is very much easier to reach this spectacularly beautiful tropical rain forests of Nyungwe National Park.

The driving distance from Kigali to Nyungwe National Park takes approximately 6 – 7 hours depending on your stopovers. The most famous and easiest route from Kigali is via Huye town through Nyamagabe district, using this route you will be able to pass by many historical and cultural sites, have an en-route visit the Royal King’s Palace and Ethnographic museums, and enjoy the stunning sceneries of the countryside.

The second option by road is using the route from Kigali via Muhanga-Karongi town, connecting through Nyamasheke district to reach the park. On this route, you can visit some historical sites such as Bisesero Genocide memorial site and you will experience magnificent views of beautiful Lake Kivu shores.

Traveling from Volcanoes national park which is in the northern province of the country, driving to Nyungwe National Park is by taking the route from Musanze to Gisenyi and you turn off at Pfunda tea farm and then continue to Kibuye after Kibuye you will turn left on to Rusizi Huye road to Nyungwe forest national park, the driving experience is so magical that it provides the best views of Lake Kivu, sights of spectacular tea plantations and beautiful sceneries of the countryside.

By air

Visitors wanting to save time can fly to Kamembe Airport located in the Southwest of Rwanda and a springboard to the most spectacular tourist attractions the country has to offer.

With a passenger-friendly terminal area, it was recently given a major facelift to reinforce the runway and apron with a comfortable capacity to handle aircraft category Q400. And is a frequently transiting airport by businessmen from DRC to Kigali and other countries.