The Uwinka Visitor Center in Nyungwe National Park, 17 kms from Gisakura, is a great place to begin your exploration of the Park. The Center, funded by USAID, includes a reception desk showing trails in the park, level of difficulty and approximate time needed to walk each trail. The Center also includes an Interpretation Center with detailed panels summarizing the history, local culture, rainfall, flora and fauna of the Park.
USAID began working in Nyungwe in 2006 with the Destination Nyungwe project, which launched the development of the Uwinka Visitor Center and Canopy Walk. The Nyungwe Nziza Project was launched in April 2010 and is building upon the work of the Destination Nyungwe Project.