Getting to Nyungwe National Park

Getting To Nyungwe Forest National Park by Flight, Road & by Sea are options of how to get there. A flight  from Rwanda Air, from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park is the fastest & most convenient way to safely arrive at Kamembe/Rusizi, then after followed by a 40 minutes drive to the Park headquarters, while Akagera Aviation operates flights to Nungwe Forest National park, and many parts of the Rwanda.


However, By road, it takes 6 to 8 hours to drive from Kigali to Nyungwe National Park. Getting there by road is least expensive, allowing most adventure enthusiasts to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the country side, plus the rolling hills en route, as well as numerous attractions such as the King’s palace in Nyanza, the national museum in Butare, and the Gikongoro genocide memorial center, providing clients with a hint of Rwanda’s verifiable foundation and learning a couple of things en route.

Location of Nyungwe Forest National Park

Getting to Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park is situated in southwestern Rwanda,  in the middle of Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and forms a borderline with Burundi to the south. It is also situated nearby Cyangugu town, about 225km from Kigali, 55km/34mi from Rusizi and 100km/62mi from Huye.

Getting There By Road to Rusizi town From Kigali

Getting To Nyungwe by road

Nyungwe Natonal Park in Southwest Rwanda. It forms a border with Lake Kivu and Democratic republic of Congo to the south, nearby Cyangugu town.  Getting to Nyungwe Forest National Park is possible  by private 4×4 safari jeep or by public bus, because of the excellent infrastructure of clear tarmacked roads leading to the National park.

Privately, you can hire a 4×4 from a trusted travel operator (, so as to spend about 5 hours to drive to Nyungwe.  Besides, it takes 8 hours to travel from Nyabugogo to Rusizi headquarters, then to Uwinka  travel center. However, buses  usually take longer to reach, say about 8 hours driving from Kigali through the dramatic hills through Muhanga, Nyanza Kings palace in Nyabisindi,  Huye town, then to Rusizi. Other beautiful spots to visit enroute like: the National Museum for  an exclusive entertainment from Intore dances, arts & crafts, as well as Visiting the Gikirongo genocide memorial among others.

Fastest routes To Nyungwe National Park


Nyabugogo Via Huye to Nyungwe National Park, sets you off from Nyabugogo taxi Park, through Kamonyi,Muhanga, Ruhando  &  Nyamagabe district which is close to Nyungwe Forest. Enroute, you will pass by several historical sites like the Kings’ palace and an ethnographic museum  in Huye district.

From Kigali via karongi to Nyungwe Forest. National Park.

From Kigali’s  Nyabugogo taxi ark, the route follows Kamonyi, Muhanga district, Karongi to Nyamasheke district, which is nearby Nyungwe forest. Vsitors also have the chance to spot Ndaba roc and the Bisesero Genocide Memoria Site. The drive from Karongi to Rusizi offers breathtaking views  of Lake Kivu’s shoreline. 

Getting To There By Flight(Air) From Kigali International Airport.


9 scheduled flights  are offered weekly by Rwanda Air, from Kigali International Airport to Kamembe in Rusizi.  Flying to  Nyungwe Florest National Park is the most fastest &  convenient way to convenient way to reach the park as well as best possible why to view the country from above.

Apart from Rwanda Air,  Akagera Aviation offers helicopter flights  from Kigali to Nyungwe. This flight also offers impressive views of  Nyungwe forest, undulating hills & tea plantations

Thereafter, you will be transferred by  road (4WD) to your Hotel of Residence. However, most lodges can also offer pick up from the Airport.