February 12, 2019

Nyungwe festival returns

If you are attending the upcoming Nyungwe Festival, then I guess it is time to get ready for fun, exercise and merry making.

Slated for March 8 – 9, the festival is one that will leave you with memories and give you an exceptionally unique experience that will leave you in awe of the country’s nature and beauty.

The annual festival involves a diverse nature of activities that makes this event an adventure of a lifetime and one to bond with nature.


With main activities that will include the Nyungwe marathon and a community exhibition, the event will serve as an amazing treat with a spectacular view of the forest, fresh air from trees, the birds and cheery chimpanzees.

The annual event, that has been happening since 2015, will see participants enjoy other activities the national park has to offer including the canopy walk, species of chimpanzees, plus owl-faced and Colobus monkeys, and the Kamiranzovu trail with its bird life, orchids and a waterfalls.

Participants will then be treated to an After-party that will be fun-filled with music, food and drinks. It will be held at Gisakura (West Gate of Nyungwe Forest).

Arsene Mpuhwezimana, one of the organisers of the event says the objective of this event is to increase Nyungwe Forest conservation awareness by involving local communities in promoting tourism attractions and facilities around that area as well as displaying potential business opportunities to communities and other investors which in turn will make Rwanda a more attractive tourism destination.

The race is also founded on the notion of stretching human potential, he says. “That’s why we don’t give out prizes for fastest, but to only those who manage to go further than ever before,” he says.

Registration for this event is free however participants will cater for their transport, accommodation and other costs.

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