Igishigishigi Trail in Nyungwe National Park

Igishigishigi trail in Nyungwe National Park, is one of the famous trails in Nyungwe National Park, among the 15 hiking trails in the park. Some the 15 hiking trails in Nyungwe includes; Ngabwe trail, Bigugu Trail, Congo nile divide trail, Muzimu Trail, Rukuzi trail, Buhoro trail, Imbaraga trail, Irebero trail, Umugote trail, Umuyove trail, Isumo waterfall, Kamiranzovu trail, Karamba Trail, Uwinka trail. The Igishigishigi trail in Nyungwe National Park, is one of the easiest trail which is about 2.1 km, and takes an average of 1.5 hours to complete in on a good day hiking adventure. The trails is named after the famous giant majestic fern trees that are spotted along the trail as one hikes on this trail, where it gets its name, Ighishigishigi, in Kinywarwanda.

Igishigishigi Trail
Igishigishigi Trail

The same trail is used as a lead way to the Canopy Walk way, from the Uwinka section of the park. You will follow this trail, ongoing to the canopy metallic bridge, but on return, you can take another route, to enjoy another different experience of another trail, thus Imbaraga trail or Umuyove Trails.

Those heading for the canopy walk share the same trail. The Igishigishigi trail in Nyungwe National Park, has a low elevation point of 2295 m, and a high elevation point of 2450 m. The elevation point gained is 200 m. The Igishigishigi trail hiking in Nyungwe National Park, can be done at any time of the day, upon your visit. Advance booking can be recommended so as to find the guides ready and expecting you, for the hike.

You can as well do the trail hiking combined with the canopy walk, as both activities share the same trail. Those intending to do, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park, can as well book for the Igishigishigi trail hiking in afternoon after their trek, along with the canopy walk experience.

During your hiking in the Igishigishigi trail in Nyungwe National Park, number of birds in Nyungwe National Park, can a well be spotted as you enjoy the cool canopy breathe from the forest, get lost into nature. You can also see handsome examples of the umbrella tree which is sometimes cultivated in public gardens for its aesthetic branching and large leaves.

The nature walk in this Igishigishigi trail, is thrilling and rewarding, as you feel the real forest cool breath, listening to some beautiful melodies from the nature calls. It’s one of the way to unwind your soul, and have your minds at rest.