Enjoy Rwanda Safaris
Enjoy Rwanda from the rare mountain gorillas to the rugged beautiful landscape which comprise of the Land of a thousand hills. Rwanda is the perfect place for gorilla safaris in Africa which can be customized to include wildlife viewing, chimpanzee tracking, authentic culture and genocide memorial site visit to make a perfect itinerary for the best Rwanda safari holiday.
Mountain gorillas in Rwanda are the most sought after primates safaris in Africa. Rwanda’s volcanoes national park Rwanda has become the most frequently visited national park comparing with Virunga national park Congo and Bwindi national park in the Uganda. When it come to Mountain gorillas, a Rwanda Safari offers adventure seekers the most fantastic, with clear views and personal experience with the gorillas for the one hour with them.
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With the bamboo nature of volcanoes national park, lights easily penetrated through the forest and hence easy to see the gorillas in the jungle, this makes gorilla safaris in Rwanda much more rewarding than any other destination.
Apart from gorillas, Rwanda offers you a genuine chance to explore and learn her sensitive genocide history of 1994.Your Rwanda safari holiday will be filled with authentic cultural moments, interact with the poor local communities, go volcano hiking to the Bisoke and Karisimbo volcanoes, chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe cores, wildlife watching coupled with lions, elephants in the Akagera national park. The list of Rwanda’s attractions is endless!
At Africa Adventure Safaris, we believe in proper planning and paying attention to details. We help you tailor your holiday according to your plans and make sure to offer excellent guiding on ground.
East of Democratic Republic of the Congo and West of Tanzania, South of Uganda and North of Burundi lies Rwanda a land locked country with its capital Kigali located at the centre of the country. Kinyarwanda and French are the country’s official languages. Located in the great lakes, the country has mountains to the west and savanna to it East with a subtropical climate throughout the year. Rwanda is mostly known because of the genocide of 1994 carried out mostly by the Hutu supremacist armed forces/groups, co-perpetrated by the state government of Rwanda.
Tourism in Rwanda is a fast-growing sector and now the country’s leading foreign exchange earner. Rwanda’s tourism sector had failed because of the 1994 genocide but now is stable with the political security in the area and the various attractions in the country. Major attractions in the country that have been cited in foreign capital exchange include;
- Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans)
Volcanoes National was known as the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey. Located in the northwestern of Rwanda the park borders Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The park is commonly known as a safe haven for the mountain gorilla which is estimated to be only 880 gorillas left in the world. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Muhabura, Bisoke, Gahinga, Karisimbi, and Sabyinyo), which are covered in bamboo and rainforest.
For one to be able to see the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, he or she buys a gorilla tracking permit to go for gorilla safaris in Rwanda. Rwanda limits the amount of Gorilla interactions by offering only 80 permits per day so most tourists are advised to book permits well in advance before leaving for their trips.
The park also harbors a number of Golden Monkeys which are bright, with a golden fur contrasting against the green rainforest. The Golden monkeys are also very curious about the guests and follow them as they make their ways through the forest.
- Akagera National Park
Located in the north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania is Akagera National Park, which is about two and half hours drive from Kigali city.
The park is named after Kagera River that flows through the park that is said covers 1,200 square kilometers over the savannah, high mountains, and swamplands. The diverse landscape of Akagera National Park makes it the ideal location in Rwanda for wildlife safari game drive.
Most Tourists opt for a game drive in Akagera to see a large number of animals including hippo, giraffe, waterbuck, elephant, eland, warthog and kudu. Akagera is also known for the introduction of Rwanda’s first lions in July 2015 from Transvaal in South Africa.
- Nyungwe Forest National Park
In the South West of Rwanda is Nyungwe Forest National Park located near the Burundi boarder. The park is mostly known for its vast mountain rainforests, bamboo, and grasslands that cover an area of approximately 970 square kilometers.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is ideal for the traveler looking to have an experience of a canopy walk that is crossing the trail’s extension bridge. The Canopy walk stretches 656 feet between three towers and sits 164 feet above the rainforest floor and allows one to have a breathtaking view of Rwanda’s remarkable scenery.
As the tourists walk high in the trees, they may even find themselves having an eye to eye experience with some of the monkeys since the park is also home to thirteen different primate species including; the iconic black and white Colobus Monkeys and Blue Monkeys.
- Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
In 1994 Rwanda was faced with a mass murder for 100 days from April to July called the Rwandan genocide that left most Tutsi and Hutu dead approximated to be over 80,0000 deaths.
The government of Rwanda created the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in 2004 ten years after the genocide so as share the sad story of the genocide and its victims. The Kigali Memorial Centre is located in the northern Kisozi district of the capital. The memorial Centre uses photographs, video, audio, art and more to demonstrate the event and give a voice to the victims and survivors of the genocide.
Visiting the Genocide Memorial Centre is a powerful and moving experience that will gives tourists a deeper understanding of the people of Rwanda and how they emerged from this dark period to build a better future.
It has sections like the Upstairs which is a moving section dedicated to informing visitors about other genocides that have taken place around the world and helps set Rwanda’s nightmare in a historical context.