Rwanda Safaris

Rwanda’s Tourism industry has been growing over time making it one of the best safari destinations in Africa. Rwanda is home to the famous Mountain Gorillas, Chimps, 11 other monkey species and also Lions, Elephants and Giraffes. With the cleanest city in Africa giving travelers a great travel experience not only with the beautiful scenery in the city center but also the great encounter with its wildlife is so memorable. Rwanda has a combination of Bamboo Forests, Tropical Jungles, Volcanoes and Savannah.

Volcanoes Mountain for Gorilla Tracking
The volcanoes National park shelters over 600 individuals of the world’s mountain Gorillas. The beauty of a face to face encounter with the worlds most endangered mountain Gorillas has made it a must do for almost every tourist to track this endangered species. You do not have to only expect only Gorilla Tracking at Volcanoes national park but also visit a habituated group of the rare golden monkey, an Albertine Rift endemic whose range, hike to Dian Fossey’s former camp and grave on the forested slopes of Karaoke or take a day trek to the summit of Bisoke (famed for its beautiful crater lake).

Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest
Rwanda is mostly known for mountain Gorillas in the volcanoes national park but there’s more Rwanda has to offer you than just the mountain Gorillas and that’s chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are the core wildlife attractions in this national park in Nyungwe forest. Unlike the mountain gorillas, the chimps move constantly around and at high speeds, jumping from tree to tree making noise making the tracking rather different from Gorillas that are always found quietly seated in one place together. There’s no limit to the time to spend with chimpanzees and taking the photos because keeping up with them in one place is difficult. Chimpanzees live in group of about 60 individuals and these chimpanzee groups are habituated for people to have an amicable interaction with them.

Canopy Walk
Another thing to look out for at Nyungwe forest is the canopy walk. The canopy is about 2 hours from the starting point at Uwinka visitor Centre. The bridge lies between the huge trees 60m above the forest. Enjoy the refreshing air and the wonderful aerial view of the trees, sights of the fantastic birds that fly across as you enjoy the walk. This canopy walk is the most preferred activity for the park visitors and it’s one of those you want to try.

Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is dominated by swamps and small lakes which flow in the wake of river Kagera after which the park was named. Expect to experience a memorable time here in game drive, birding, fishing at lake shakani and boat cruise on lake Ihema. This park is a home to some of the most impressive animals on the planet, including elephants, zebras, buffalos, baboons, leopards and hyenas, creatures who have found a home here amongst the stunning savannas, dramatic mountains, green grasslands and tree-fringed lakes.

Volcano hiking World class hiking
Rwanda takes the biggest share of the Virunga mountain volcanoes with five volcanoes lying in the volcanoes national Park-Rwanda’s prime tourist destination and the home of the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The Virunga mountains are filled with impressive green forest, crater lakes, plenty of wildlife such as forest elephants and buffaloes, golden monkeys and mountain gorillas. Endemic birds of the Albertine rift, breathtaking views of Rwanda’s mist shrouded mountainous landscape and sprawling volcanoes. They offer an unrivaled African jungle experience and one of the best scenery. You will also have a chance to encounter the mountain Gorillas, golden monkeys, birds and orchids during the hiking.

Kigali town
Pitched roughly at the Centre of the country, Kigali is a very unique city in the heart of Rwanda, so gorgeous city with great weather and the cleanest environment you will ever find. Get a taste of history here by visiting the genocide memorials and learn about the turbulent past of the country. Kigali has a population of more than a million. Both the central districts of Kacyiru and Kiyovu have lively restaurant scenes, five-star accommodation.

Culture in Rwanda
The Rwandan culture includes not only the population of Rwanda but people in neighboring states, particularly Congo and Uganda, who speak the Kinyarwanda language. The important ethnic divisions within Rwandan culture between Hutu, Tutsi, and Batwa. All three groups speak the same language, practice the same religions, and live interspersed throughout the same territory; they are thus widely considered to share a common culture, despite deep political divisions.

Birding in Rwanda
There are over 600 bird species in Rwanda and is amazing for such a small country and makes for great birding. Birdlife in Rwanda is excellent, giving visitors the chance to see some of the Albertine Rift endemic bird species. The key area for bird watching in Rwanda is the vast Afromontane forest of Nyungwe National Park, which is recognized as an IBA (‘Important Bird Area’) by Birdlife International. Lookout for some of Rwanda’s Albertine Rift endemics, including the Albertine owlet, collared Apalis, red-collared mountain-babbler and Grauer’s and Neumann’s warblers.