Hiking trip in Nyungwe forest

Buhoro trail can be hiked throughout the year

Buhoro Trail In Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Buhoro trail is among the 13 hiking trails in Nyungwe forest national park and it gives you a big opportunity to explore more about Nyungwe forest national park as well as encountering various tree species, bird species and others. The Buhoro trail is the one of shortest trails in the Forest and covering 2.5 kilometers long which takes about 2 hours to complete the hike. This trail gives a tourist a chance to see some of the outstanding residents in the Nyungwe forest national park such as Turaco like the Great blue Turaco and black-billed Turaco and many more.

Travelers hiking through the Buhoro trail also have a big chance to see various tree species such as the East African yellow wood, Ocotea, Usambarensis, and many more. They can also see species like the giant lobelia and strangler figs. Other trails in the Nyungwe forest with fascinating tourist attractions are the Igishigishigi trail, Imbaraga trail, Isumo trail, Kamiranzovou trail, Umugote trail, Irebero trail and among other hiking trails.                            

What to carry for hiking Buhoro trail in Nyungwe forest.

Hiking through Buhoro Trail in Nyungwe forest national park without any disturbance, you need to have a rain jacket, a hat, a backpack, drinking water, snacks/packed lunch, gardening gloves, waterproof hiking boots, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, walking stick, camera with extra batteries, binoculars, sunglasses, insect repellent.                

Best time to hiking the Buhoro trail

Buhoro trail can be hiked throughout the year and yes; the best time for this during the dry season of June, July, August, September, December, January, and February when the hiking trails are less slippery and muddy while hiking Buhoro trail during the wet season of October, November, March, April, and May is not good since the trail is too muddy and slippery to complete the hike, however, this is the best time for bird lovers as the migratory birds are common in the forest at such time.                         

Where to stay on your hiking trip in Nyungwe forest national park.

Nyungwe forest national park has several accommodation facilities and safari lodges where you can spend a night on your hiking trip in Nyungwe forest. These are some of the best lodges where you can stay to make your safari complete include Gisakura Guesthouse, one and only Nyungwe house, wilderness campsite, Nyungwe forest lodge, Nyungwe top view hotel, and among others.

How to reach Nyungwe Forest National Park

The park is found in southwestern parts of Rwanda on the border of Burundi, Nyungwe forest national park is covering 225 kilometers and it takes 4-5 hours’ drive Kigali city to the park. This park can be accessed on both road and air transport.

By Road, You can use public or private means that start from Kigali to Uwinka through different towns such as Nyamagabe, Huye, Nyanza, and Muhanga or you can use flights from Kigali city to kamambe airport which is just 32 kilometers from one and only Nyungwe house.

Apart from Nyungwe forest national park, you can also plan to visit Rwanda for the most common safari experience in the whole world that is Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park, and get a chance to explore more about the few remaining mountain gorillas.

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