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This is Africa's serene and most nearby, gorilla trekking is the main draw card of a Rwandan safari. After arriving at the capital city of Kigali, you are only a few hours' drive away from the mythical Volcanoes National Park and its familiar but still wild gorilla families.

Mountain gorillas' behaviors in Rwanda and the Virunga Volcanoes were studied by the late Dian Fossey for 20 years, trailed by the filmmakers who shot Gorillas in the Mist. Now small groups of private visitors can experience one of the most remarkable wildlife encounters on earth - gorilla trekking through the unspoiled Virunga's rainforest.

A gorilla safari in Rwanda cuffs well with other East African destinations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Also, home to the primate-chimpanzees and birds in Nyungwe Forest National Park, without forgetting Akagera National Park which gives an opportunity for game viewing in a distinct savannah setting.

Lake Kivu is one other great destination in Rwanda to enjoy boating on lake kivu, hiking, kayaking and chimp trekking, Lake Kivu is a dazzling expanse of water enclosed by Rwanda's gradually rolling slopes. This is where the slogan name 'the country of a thousand hills' came from because of its rolling countryside.

Ultimately Rwanda offers what is frequently a hard-to-gain insight into, wildlife and environments and Central African cultures contingent of the past heartbreaks it had gone through about 20years back. Kindly browse our variety of popular expeditions and safari itineraries applauded lodging or talk to one of our African Safari Travel Experts for help with planning a Bespoke Rwandan safari.

WHAT TO DO IN RWANDA!

Mountain Hiking
Beach Experience
Cultural Experience
Bird Watching
Chimpanzee Tracking
Gorilla Trekking
Golden Monkey Tracking
Historical tours


REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT RWANDA!

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If you daydream about climbing, hiking and trekking in the African highlands bush, Rwanda is the preeminent destination for your outdoor vacation.

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The best place in the world to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat

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The Cultural People Of Rwanda. The three cultures of Rwanda once clashed, largely over socio-economic differences, but today the Tutsi, Hutu, and Twa people represent a common commitment to the betterment of all Rwandan people.

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Home to over 1,000 recorded species of birds. this is a birder's paradise

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Historical Sites. Delving into the tumultuous history of Rwanda is difficult for many guests; yet, seeing the genocide memorial sites first-hand provides valuable insight into the transformative journey of the Rwandan people

PLACES TO VISIT

Despite the fact that Rwanda is a small country, it is gifted with excellent wildlife destinations ranging from montane rainforests to green savannahs, however by being small, it has made getting between places fast and simple.

Volcanoes National Park:

Golden Monkeys, Gorillas trekking & bird watching.

When you are visiting Volcanoes, Gorilla trekking is the area's unmatched main attraction and the Volcanoes National Park is where to turn in Rwanda to do it. There are, birds and primates like golden monkeys to watch, families of habituated mountain gorillas.

Volcanoes National Park is the site of Dian Fossey's Karisoke Research Station, where she led a team to learning gorillas in the wild. You can use about a 5-hour hike to her tomb. The trek is good time to look out for primates, hogs, forest elephants and a plethora of bird species. There are a few groups of habituated golden monkeys, whose antics are countless fun to watch. Golden monkeys are also threatened and permits are required for trekking them. It is constantly worth thoughtful more about the native art, music, and culture of the area you are exploring (Iby'Iwacu”).

Don’t forget to take a guided community walk to Iby'Iwacu village where you will experience native dancing, learn beer fermented from local bananas, and visit a local doctor. Serious trekkers might desire considering a more than 1-day hike to Karisimbi Mountain. Although this is impartially vigorous, you will be pleased with outstanding birding, stunning scenery and the peak of the fifth highest elevation in Africa.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Chimp Tracking & Birds 

An outstanding Destination in Rwanda. This rainforest is occupied of birds, the leads of the spectacle of this place are the 13 kinds of primates - including chimpanzees - that make the park their home. It is therefore a recommended place to visit after your gorilla trek.

Akagera National Park

All Year Game Viewing

This is the only savannah park where you will enjoy your game viewing and is a moderately tiny park positioned in eastern Rwanda with swamplands and orderly wooded grasslands, it is generally a -/+3-hour drive from Kigali. It’s the ultimate place in Rwanda to spot timeless African animals including giraffe, buffalo, elephant, hippo, leopards and other antelope species.

If you are looking for an African Safari then Akagera offers guided Big 5 game drives, secluded boat excursions, sunset cruises and night drives. All the Big 5 are slowly being restored into the area in an aspiring conservation development.


Lake Kivu

Boat Trips, Kayaking

Positioned on the western edge of Rwanda, Lake Kivu is a massive expansive of water ringed by verdant hills that offer excellent hiking, chimp trekking, bird watching and canopy walks. It also facilitates kayaking or boating on the lake. Kivu is a relaxing place and hence can help one get over jet-lag or to relax after gorilla trekking.


when to visit Rwanda

Rwanda's Best time to visit chances are that it's for a gorilla trekking journey. Though it's considered a full year-round activity, the finest time to visit Rwanda for a gorilla trek safari is during the diminutive dry season from May to September. or over the long dry season months of Late November to early February These periods offer by far the easiest hiking conditions. However, if you are visiting Rwanda outside these finest times of year for gorilla trekking is very probable but one has to endure in mind that it might be puzzling because of the heavy rain pour as footpaths are extreme and maybe muddy.

However, the best time to go to Rwanda for chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe is during the two rainy seasons - mid-February to early June and mid-September to mid-December - the opposite of Gorilla trekking as the apes are simpler to discover.

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