​Getting There – Nyungwe 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.

Travel Alert

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Kigali International Airport (KGL), on the outskirts of the capital city Kigali, will most probably be your entry point into Rwanda.

Nyungwe National Park is in the south of the country, 220km/137mi from Kigali, 100km/62mi from Huye and 55km/34mi from Rusizi. The drive takes about 5 to 6 hours from Kigali, 2 to 3 hours from Huye and about 1½ hours from Rusizi. The speed limit all around Rwanda is 60km per hour.

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

RwandAir operates a daily flight between Kigali and Kamembe/Rusizi, which is about 1 hour’s drive from the park. This is currently the only domestic flight in the country.

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

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Kigali International Airport (KGL), and what tickets cost.

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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