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Travelling by helicopter to Rwanda’s most intact forest, Nyungwe National Park, is home to chimpanzees and a variety of other primate species, including rare and endemic species to the Albertine Rift. There are also countless other fascinating attractions for visitors to discover.

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)-approved Akagera Aviation also conducts all domestic helicopter flights to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Private visits to Nyungwe Forest National Park’s One & Only Nyungwe House are offered by Akagera Aviation Company, departing from Kigali. Travellers interested in chimpanzee trekking and other 12 primate sights, including monkey species and olive baboons, can join helicopter trips to the Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Helicopter Tours to Nyungwe Forest National Park

The oldest and largest remaining tract of Afromontane rain forests, grasslands, captivating wetlands, and bamboo-covered slopes is found in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park. It is home to an astoundingly diverse ecosystem, rich in biodiversity, which includes a sizable population of chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates, including L’Hoest’s monkeys, which are endemic to the Albertine region, as well as a noteworthy number of bird species, mammals, and important plant species.

Nestled in Rwanda’s southwest district, Nyungwe National Park is believed to be 218 kilometres away from Kigali. The quickest and most efficient option for travellers to visit this national park is by helicopter transfers.

Most tourists travel by ground transportation from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, to Nyungwe National Park. Depending on the number of stops along the way, this can take anywhere from five to six hours. However, there is an alternative for those who find it inconvenient to travel by road: helicopter transfers to Nyungwe National Park depart from Kigali International Airport in about forty-five minutes.

Helicopter trips to Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park are organised on various days, primarily Mondays and Wednesdays. Akagera Aviation, which holds the necessary licences and approvals from the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA), operates the helicopter flights.The One and Only Nyungwe House helipad, which is a short drive from the park headquarters, is where helicopter landings frequently take place.

Additionally, RwandAir offers frequent domestic flights to Nyungwe National Park from Kamembe International Airport in Kamembe town. From Kamembe, you will need ground transportation to drive to the Park or the lodging facility that you have reserved. Travellers that take helicopter transfers to Nyungwe National Park are treated to some of the most breathtaking aerial views and scenic vistas of the region.

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