Getting There – Nyungwe Forest NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Rwanda.

Kigali International Airport (KGL) will be your entry point into Rwanda. It is about 10km/6mi from the capital, Kigali.

Nyungwe Forest NP is in the south of the country 200km/124mi from Kigali, 87km/54mi from Huye and 55km/34mi from Rusizi. The drive takes about four to five hours from Kigali, two to three hours from Huye and about one hour from Rusizi.

Usually, Nyungwe Forest is visited as part of a 4x4 tour around the country with a driver-guide.

Akagera Aviation offers charter helicopter transfers to anywhere in the country, including Nyungwe Forest.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Kigali International Airport (KGL), and what tickets cost.

Domestic Flights

All domestic and charter flights are usually booked by your tour operator as part of your package.

Rwandair operates a daily flight between Kigali and Kamembe/Rusizi, which is about one hour’s drive from the park. This is currently the only domestic flight in the country.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Rwanda page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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