Nature walks allow you to walk with a ranger guide in a protected area like a national park in the surrounding of nature. You will enjoy getting closer to nature, learning about the trees, shrubs, animals, insects, butterflies, birds etc. The nature walks in Rwanda happen in all the 4 national parks; Akagera national park, Nyungwe forest national park, Volcanoes national park and Gishwati-Mukura national park.
Nyungwe national park’s extensive network of hiking trails and steep landscape makes it a perfect destination for nature walks. The trails through diverse landscape present the most scenic way of exploring the forest. They include Congo – Nile Divide trail, Igishigishigi trail/Canopy Walk, Karamba trail, Umugote trail, Umoyove trail, Uwinka trail, Irebero trail, Imbaraga trail, Bigugu trail, Isumo trail, Kamiranzovu trail, Muzimu trail, Ngabwe trail, and Rukuzi trail.
Volcanoes national park offers a walking trail to the Dian Fossey tomb, which gives insight in the life of Dian and the gorilla conservation. You will also visit the gorilla graveyard where about 20 gorillas were buried, killed either by poachers or by natural causes. You are likely to sight or hear sounds of forest elephants, buffalos, forest hogs and several primates and bird species.
Akagera national park has walking trails where you are accompanied by an armed ranger guide. The walking enables you to experience the park beyond the game drives where you are often seated in a vehicle. You also have more time learning from the ranger guide about the park and the different wildlife therein.