Rwanda Safaris: Rwanda is a country characterized by its impressive biodiversity, volcanoes, and highland rainforests that are home to the gorillas. Rarely experienced in isolation, a Rwandan gorilla trekking safari combines well with other East African destinations such as Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania. Rwanda is such a small country, relatively smaller than Scotland but beaming with all nature’s beauty, wonderful people, culture, wildlife safaris including the most endangered primate species; mountain gorillas that you will see during your Rwanda gorilla trekking experience, there is no better way to describe Rwanda than Church hill did. Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda offers the most clean streets, good developed roads, five-star and plus hotels, National museum and many more. Rwanda is known as the country of a thousand hills, blue crystal lakes, the country has very hospitable natives and any visitor who finds themselves in Rwanda will always be taken aback by her beauty, and surely will not want to leave. Rwanda is one of the most fascinating countries to visit in Africa, where the gorilla trekking is the most popular attraction in Rwanda.
Rwanda offers less wildlife safaris compared to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda is a home to rare mountain gorillas, lions, rhinoceroses, elephants, giraffes, zebras and over 700 bird species, and so much more, visiting Rwanda should be at the top of any wildlife lover’s bucket list. Rwanda has three main wildlife destinations that is Volcanoe National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Akagera National Park as each hosts a quite different fauna to the others. During Rwanda Wildlife Safari, Volcanoes National Park is best known for its population of several hundreds of the mountain gorillas, Nyungwe Forest National Park is the most bio diverse site in Rwanda. Akagera National Park is a more conventional Africa savannah reserve where all the Big Five might be seen.
Rwanda birding safaris takes you deep to land of 1000 hills with its long list of birds with over 750 bird species compiled in just an area of 26,338 square kilometer the total area of the whole country. Rwanda’s location in the Albertine rift Valley gives it an added advantage with stunning landscape which acts as ideal habitat for birds, as this makes the bird lovers to enjoy much as they have high chances of seeing 27 Albertine endemics’ bird species as birding is done throughout the year. Birding in Rwanda is mostly done in Nyungwe National Park known as the important bird area by birdlife international, this is the largest montane rain forest in Rwanda located in the south-western Rwanda is a home of over 310 species almost a half of the country bird species, the forest shelters all the 27 Albertine endemics like Red-Collared Mountain babbler, Albertine owlet, collared apalis and many more.
Rwanda is a hiking and trekking safari paradise, offering amazing trails for every experience level. Hiking safari in Rwanda usually takes place at Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke. During the hiking safari at Mount Karisimbi the tourists can be able to see many of Africa’s most exotic plant species, the mountain is part of the volcanic Virungas range and features several distinct zones that differ slightly, from the dry western slopes to the humid eastern slopes.
Mount Bisoke is slightly shorter than Mount Karisimbi but offers one of the most challenging hiking experiences in Rwanda, Nyungwe National Park in southwestern Rwanda is a park in Rwanda designated for hikers and trekkers visiting Africa, in that the park is designed with a network of trails to provide every guest with a superior nature-centric vacation.
The country has a very rich cultural that its people are proud and quick to show case to the whole world, there are only 3 distinct ethnic tribes that live in Rwanda, and these include the Twa who were known to be hunter gatherers, the Tutsi who were predominately cattle rearers, and the Hutu who were cultivators. The guests on a cultural safari in Rwanda usually engage in cultural practices like traditional dances, songs, arts and craft making, folk tales, cooking traditional Rwandan delicacies, visiting local beer breweries, cattle farms, and bee keeping farms. A Rwanda safari is never complete without a taste of its indigenous culture.
ATTRACTIONS ON A RWANDA SAFARI.
Rwanda has the most amazing attractions that enables the guests to come to Rwanda like various national parks such as Volcanoes national park, Nyungwe Forest national park, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu, Gishwati Forest, Mount Karisimbi and many more.
ACTIVITIES IN RWANDA.
Rwanda is known as a small country but still has many things to be done by the tourists, Rwanda features some of the most amazing tourist activites and things to do during your visit, making your safari more fantastic, some of the activites done in Rwanda includes Mountain gorilla trekking at the volcanoes National park, visiting Kigali the capital city of Rwanda, Biking along the Congo Nile Trail, Chimpanzee and golden monkey tracking, Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest, Bird watching in Nyungwe forest and Lake Kivu, Visiting genocide memorial centers like Gisozi, Murambi, Nyamata, Bisesero, Ntarama, Visiting the Tomb of Dian Fossey, Sport fishing, cultural and community visits, Game driving in Akagera National Park, Kigali Convention center is anust-see, and many endless activites.
BEST TIME TO VISIT RWANDA.
The best time to visit Rwanda is during the drier period from June to September, when you have the best chance at spotting the country’s undoubted highlight: the mountain gorilla. The rainy seasons, from March to May and in November, are the optimum times for tracking chimpanzees.
ACCOMMODATION IN RWANDA.
The beauty of the country finalizes with the beauty of the accommodations facilities that are provided to the tourists who have come to visit the country as the accommodations are categorized into Budget, Mid-range, Luxuries that accommodate the safari group including lone travelers, families, friends, honeymooners. The country as well as the accommodations that experiences the tourists with the nature of the country those are campsites, these are divided into both the private and the special campsite in the beautiful National Parks of Rwanda.