YUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK now has its own canopy walk.
The first ever hanging platform which allows tourists to view different animal species in Nyungwe forest was unveiled on October 15. And as officials here announced, it will be the first in this region and just the third on the African continent.
The Canopy Walkway is 40 meters above the ground level, and 90 meters long, above a steep, deep valley, that affords the clients the dizzying platform from which to be at the " eye-to-eye level " with different primate species, and many bird species, all of which are fond of inhabiting the upper scales of the forest.
Facts about the park and the walkway:
- Its a high altitude montane rain forest
- the biggest in East Africa
- it is a 200m walkway with three towers
- it was finished in the middle of 2010
Tourists will be at the "eye-to-eye level" with different primate species, and many bird species. (by RNA Reporter )
The Canopy Walkway which has been competed in the Nyungwe Forest National Park in south western Rwanda is 50 meters above the ground level, and 90 meters long. The dizzying platform is above a steep and deep valley trotting across massive forest.
Tourism officials at the Rwanda Development Board say at that height, tourists will be at the "eye-to-eye level" with different primate species, and many bird species, all of which are fond of inhabiting the upper scales of the forest.
The 200m walkway with three towers are the biggest in East Africa, said RDB in an online statement.
Spread over hundreds of square meters Nyungwe is said to be largest and most ancient Afro-Montane forest remaining in the East & Central Africa, dating back to the last ice age.
The forest has 13 rare primate species, the world's largest ever recorded arboreal troop of black/white colobus monkeys, over 300 species of birds and 100 types of orchid.
Nyungwe Forest and chimpanzee tracking is the ideal compliment to any gorilla safari.
It also has the five-star Nyungwe Forest Lodge – owned by United Arab Emirates holdings firm Dubai World.