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Canopy Walkway in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Park Temporarily Closed

by Dan Ngabonziza
9:59 pm

Local and Foreign visitors planning to enjoy the Canopy Walkway in the thick Nyungwe National Park in Western Rwanda may have to wait for nine days, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced on Tuesday.

A public notice issued by RDB says the Canopy walkway – the second most expensive service offered in the park after Chimpanzee tracking, is undergoing regular maintenance.

“Rwanda Development Board wishes to inform the general public that the Canopy Walkway in Nyungwe National Park is undergoing regular maintenance for the next nine days and is therefore closed to visitors,” a statement reads in part.

The Canopy Walkway will be reopened on 30, May 2019, RDB said.

Nyungwe National Park is one of the key contributors of the country’s tourism revenue.

Available data from Nyungwe National Park management indicate that foreign visitors wishing to enjoy Canopy Walkway are charged $60 per person, while Foreign Residents are charged $50 per person. Local residents pay Rwf5000 per person.

East African Community Nationals pay $10 per person to access the Canopy Walkway, whereas East Africa Community Foreign Residents pay $50 per person.

Students who are Rwandan Citizens pay Rwf5, 000 per person. East Africa Community students pay $5 per Student while Students who are Foreign Resident pay $25.

The management of Nyungwe National Park also offers amazing discounts to young people especially those less than fifteen (15) years.