How do you get to Nyungwe Forest?

Answered by Edward Huber

To get to Nyungwe Forest, there are a few options available depending on your preference and budget. One way is to fly to Kamembe national airport and then take a car to Nyungwe. Another option is to fly by helicopter directly to Nyungwe.

If you choose to fly to Kamembe national airport, Rwandair offers domestic flights from Kigali. The flight takes approximately one hour, and once you arrive at Kamembe airport, you can easily find car rental services or arrange for a car to pick you up and take you to Nyungwe. This is a convenient option if you prefer to travel by air and then continue your journey by road.

Alternatively, for a more unique and adventurous experience, you can fly by helicopter with Akagera aviation from Kigali to Nyungwe. This option allows you to enjoy breathtaking aerial views of Rwanda’s beautiful landscapes as you make your way to the Nyungwe Forest. The helicopter flight is operated by Akagera aviation and takes you directly to the one and only Nyungwe House, a luxurious lodge located within the forest.

Flying by helicopter not only provides a quicker and more scenic route but also adds an element of excitement to your journey. It’s a fantastic way to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of Rwanda from above and create unforgettable memories.

There are two main options to get to Nyungwe Forest. You can either fly to Kamembe national airport and then arrange for a car transfer to Nyungwe, or you can opt for a helicopter flight directly to Nyungwe House. Both options offer their own unique experiences and allow you to explore the beauty of Rwanda’s countryside. The choice ultimately depends on your preferences, budget, and the level of adventure you seek.