Kigali, Rwanda — The Development Board (RDB) last week launched canopy walk tourism in Nyungwe National Park as part of a strategy to diversify tourism attractions.
This will be the first ever hanging platform which will allow tourists to view different animal species in Nyungwe forest.
This is the first kind of tourism in East Africa and the third of its kind in Africa.
The Canopy Walkway which has been completed in the Nyungwe Forest National Park in south western Rwanda is 50 metres above the ground level, and 90 metres long. The dizzying platform is above a steep and deep valley trotting across massive forest.
Canopy tourism is a strategy aimed to make tourists spend slightly longer time in Rwanda as they sample interesting tourist attractions.
It allows tourists to view butterflies, birds and blue monkeys that dwell in the upper parts of the forest. The forest has 13 rare primate species, the world’s largest ever recorded arboreal troop of black/white colobus monkeys, over 300 species of birds and 100 types of orchid.
By TANAH HADIJAH
RWANDA TOURS NEWS