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Nyungwe Campsites

The campsite at the park’s reception centre is currently the only option at Uwinka. There are several choice spots, many with impressive views overlooking the forest and one on a wooden platform under a shelter that’s a godsend in the likely event of rain. The ablution block is cleaner than average, though showers (and toilets) come in buckets.

There are no kitchen facilities, but there’s a small cafeteria serving up drinks and simple meals (RFr3000), so you don’t really need to bring your own supplies. Tents (RFr10, 000) can be hired and the staff can usually rustle up an extremely thin sleeping mat and sleeping bag for those who haven’t brought their own. It’s a convenient base for those who don’t have a vehicle, as most nature walks as well as the Canopy Walkway begin here.

Wilderness Campsites

The Nyungwe Forest National Park also features wilderness campsites which offer travelers an opportunity sleep in the wild. They are positioned along the hiking trails and the guests are required to carry own equipment including the tent, sleeping bags, fire wood and food. You need to carry a guide for protection.

Mt. Bigugu peak

There is a camping ground on top of Mount Bigugu and has the capacity to take up to four (4) pax. The camping travelers on this are required to carry their own water.

Congo-Nile Divide Trail

The Congo Nile Divide trail stretches for 227km exploring the geographical divide of the water catchment for River Nile and River Congo. There are three (3) campsites located there for travellers to spend an overnight.