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Rwanda, might be a small in size, but it is such a beautiful place to visit. The land of a thousand hills is a perfect safari destination for those looking for a new and rich African experience. Its treasures are numerous and the scenery is breath taking. One visit and you will want to come back over and over again.

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Rwanda Safari Packages

Zebra

6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour, Wildlife & Chimps Tracking This 6 days Rwanda wildlife tour takes you to 3 National Parks within Rwanda. It begins and finishes in Kigali...

City-Kigali

3 Days Rwanda Safari, Gorilla Trekking. During this 3 day Gorilla safari in Rwanda, you will be excited to visit the Volcanoes National Park, also known as the Parc...

5 day safari in rwanda

5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzee Tracking Rwanda Primates safari includes Gorilla trekking, visiting tourist sites and chimpanzee tracking. This safari begins and finishes in Kigali. We start with Parc...

10 days rwanda safari

10 days Adventure safari in Rwanda Day 1: Arrival in Kigali. On arrival at Kanombe airport in Kigali, you’ll be welcomed by our guide-driver. You will be amazed by...

15 days rwanda uganda

Detailed itinerary Day1: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport- Pick up and drop off at Hotel. BB. Our tour representative will collect you from the airport, brief you about this...

2 days gorillas rwanda

  2 Day Gorilla Safari Rwanda Day 1: Kigali City tour and transportation to the Volcanoes National park. On your arrival at the airport in Kigali, you are received by our...

Lowland

Track Gorillas in 1 day. If you are on a business trip or conference in Rwanda, you can opt for a single day gorilla trek and thereafter fly out...

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Safari Parks, Attractions & Activities

lake kivu

Lake Kivu Lake Kivu is located on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic Congo. It is 89 kilometers in length and 48 kilometers wide, covering a surface...

murambi

There are about eight Genocide Memorial sites in Rwanda as a result of the 1994 war and these places were put in place to actually commemorate this dangerous Genocide...

kigali city tour

The Kigali City Tour provides an in-depth look at Kigali, its past as well as present, guaranteeing that you to experience the lively Kigali city.  Fortunately Kigali which is...

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Nyungwe Forest Visitors specifically interested in watching primates and birds are recommended to visit this Nyungwe National Park. This forest is filled with a great diversity of animal and...

volcano

Parc National Des Volcans Located in the Northwestern Rwanda, PNV has steep slopes of the spectacular volcanic mountain range in the centre of the Virungas- which is habitat to...

zebra

In case you are interested in seeing the large animals, then Akagera is right place to be. Found on the Rwanda Tanzania border, Akagera is consists of swamps, open...

Mountain Gorillas : Mountain gorillas are perhaps the most exciting species of wildlife you will see in Rwanda, and there is only one other place in Africa where you can safely see gorillas and that’s Uganda. Gorilla trekking is one of the most exciting tour experiences ever, and Rwanda is one of the best places to enjoy it.

Primate Safaris : Rwanda has more primates beside the magnificent gorillas. Think chimpanzees, golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and so many more primates. It is said to be home to about 1/5 of the world’s primate population. So if you are fascinated by primates, visit Rwanda this year.

Game Viewing Safaris : Does wildlife excite you? Akagera National Park is just the place for you. Enjoy game drives and see animals such as: leopard, elephant, buffalo,hippo, zebra and giraffe.

There is a plan to re-introduce lions in the park later this year, and also to bring back the black rhino.

Birding Safaris : Rwanda has over 700 bird species, some of which are endemic to the Albertine rift. It is a bird watchers paradise. You can even find the rare and elusive shoe-bill stork in Rwanda. So if you are looking for an amazing birding experience, a birding safari in Rwanda is just the thing for you.

The Virunga Volcanoes : The Virunga volcanoes are volcano ranges that spread across the Uganda, Rwanda, and DRC border. In these mountains you can enjoy volcano hikes, see some breathtaking scenery, and from the Volcanoes National park, enjoy some gorilla trekking.

Beautiful green Forests: green is suchcanopyywalk a beautiful color, especially when you are looking at a tropical rain-forest. Nyungwe forest in Rwanda is one of Africa’s oldest rain-forests . This forest has remained lush and green for decades and decades. It is home to a variety of wildlife. Over 400 chimpanzees call this forest home. Nyungwe forest is also the only place in Africa with a canopy walkway. If you are adventurous and not afraid of heights, then you will enjoy this 70 meter high and 200 meter long canopy walkway.

Kigali City Tours : Rwanda’s capital Kigali is one of the cleanest cities in Africa. It is a modern city that is continuously growing and evolving, and has very clean streets and smart building. There is even a mandatory community clean up day every month!

Cultural Tours : Rwanda has a very rich culture and some aspects of this culture are put on display for tourists visiting the country. You will be entertained by Traditional Intore dancers doing traditional war dances and celebration dances with spears and shields. These dances ca n be seen at museums and various events across the country.

Beaches : Rwanda might be a landlocked country but that does not mean there is no beach. There are some beautiful tropical beaches on the shores of Lake Kivu. You can enjoy some quiet time besides the water, or do some water sports such or enjoy a boat ride.

Luxurious Hotels and lodges: there are many of these coming up in Rwanda. Luxury lodges have been put up, one of these is the New luxury lodges have been introduced and more are coming up everyday. This is not just for the tourist on safari, or someone on holiday, if you are an investor, you too can benefit from a visit to Rwanda.

Agri-tourism : Who says agriculture is not a beautiful thing? Rwanda’s lush green tea and coffee plantations are quite a sight to behold. rwandacultureTea and coffee are Rwanda’s biggest export products and so are grown all over the country. There are plantations almost everywhere.

You can tour the plantations and factories and see and be apart of the production process.

History : Rwanda has a rich, yet tragic history. But the amazing thing is that the country has manged to rise from the ashes of the genocide that happened 20 years ago. There several memorial sites spread across the country, including the genocide museum in Kigali. A visit to one of these places reminds you of the history, the pain and the suffering, but it also shows the strength, and hope and determination of a people to rise up again. It is sobering, educational, and encouraging.

With all of these and many more attractions, Rwanda is simply waiting for you…

What to do on Safari in Rwanda

Planning a safari trip to Rwanda? Here is a list of thing you should do and see while on your safari.

Rwanda the land of a thousand hills is a small landlocked country found in the Eastern part of Africa. It is a very beautiful country with so many natural wonders to see and exciting activities.

Are you planning a safari in Uganda? Here is a list of things you should do and see when you visit the land of a thousand hills.

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Rwanda is one of three countries in Africa where you can find mountain gorillas. Its major competition in this is Uganda alone, since DRC is riddled with insecurity. There are 10 habituated gorilla families in Rwanda, all found on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is one of those things you need to do at least once in your lifetime. And many people believe that given the hundreds upon hundreds of people who have taken on this adventure in the Virungas.

volcanopYou can plan a gorilla trekking trip with a few other activities thrown in for variety and more excitement. This is one activity you cannot possibly regret signing up for.

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Parks is probably the most popular park in Rwanda. There are so many things to see and enjoy in this park. You can go gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, volcano climbing, volcano climbing and hiking, birding, nature walks, cave exploration, visiting Diane Fossey’s research camp and so much more.

Nyungwe   Forest National Park

Nyungwe   Forest National Park is a large track of Montane Forest with all so many wonders. It is an exciting place to explore. Nyungwe forest national park has a canopy walk through the forest; one of only three in Africa. This canopy walk is 50 meters above the ground and is even above the tree tops. In addition to the canopy walk, you can also enjoy hikes, chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, monkey tracking and birding- some of the best birding in Africa. Nyungwe forest national park should be a must on your safari itinerary in Rwanda.

Akagera   National Park

Akagera   National Park is Rwanda’s only Savannah Wildlife Park. It is found on the Rwanda border with Tanzania. Everyone expects to have a savannah wildlife experience when they visit Africa, Akagera national park gives you this experience in Rwanda.

kivu4Akagera   National Park is an amazingly, scenic park where you have the opportunity to go on day and night game drives, boat safaris, nature walks, hikes, fishing, birding, village visits and stay in one of two lodges within the park.

The simply amazing Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu in Rwanda is just the perfect place to wind down and relax after a full day or days of safari activity. After mountain climbing, hiking, gorilla trekking, biking the Nile –Congo trail, exploring Nyungwe forest and all the other activities you can possibly do in Rwanda, you will need a good place to chill and relax and come down from the adrenaline highs. It is Rwanda’s very own inland beach and it doesn’t disappoint. While Kenya and Tanzania have beaches on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Rwanda has Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu offers you sandy beaches, swimming, fishing, boating, wind-surfing, sail-boating, biking, nature-walks, cultural visits on, along or near Lake Kivu, you will not even miss the ocean beaches.

Take in Lake Kivu during your time in Rwanda.

The Genocide Memorials of Rwanda:

Rwanda has a tragic history. In 1994, there genocide that lasted 100 days and thousands of lives were taken in a brutal “ethnic cleansing”. The genocide tore the small nation into shreds but it has managed to rise from the ashes. No one ever wants to see such days again and the slogan “never again” can be seen in various places across the country.

rwnsaf3There are a number of memorial sites across the country, monuments and reminders of those dark days, and of the victims who were killed in those 100 days.

In most cases memorials are not tourist attractions but what happened to Rwanda is a message and a reminder of what happens to innocents if the world stands by and chooses not to intervene and help when they see a people destroyed.

Some of the memorial sites include: the Murambi Genocide Memorial Site, Nyamata church genocide memorial site, Gisenyi genocide Memorial Site, Ntarama Church Genocide Memorial Site, Bisesero Genocide Memorial Site and many others.

Rwanda is generally an exciting place to visit. It has a rich history and culture, a variety of wildlife, is home to mountain gorillas and the famous Virunga Mountains and has very friendly people.

Best Time to Visit Rwanda

There is a best time to tracking gorillas Parc National des Volcanoes as well as trek chimps in Nyungwe forest
Mountain nnRwanda is a popular destination for the most spectacular view of Africa. The Virunga Volcanoes is known to be the ideal for Mountain gorilla tracking. Nyungwe Forest is one the largest mountainous forests situated in Central Africa. It is a popular home for Colobus monkeys together with chimpanzees. The weather is favorable all year around.

Climate
Because of its high altitude, the country has a wonderful tropical high-land climate, with temperature ranging from 14°C. Be aware that temperatures can vary drastically from place to place due to the distinction in altitude. Day time average temperature is around 30°C aside from the highlands in which it is noticed to be extremely cold. There are 4 seasons: the short dry season (December to mid-March), long dry period (mid-May to mid-October), and the Short rains (mid-October to November) as well as the Long rains (mid-March to mid May). The northeastern Rwanda gets more rain in comparison with other parts of Rwanda. Traveling in the rainy season is as well adventurous, the landscape is amazing and it flora verdant can be ideal for photography. Therefore there isn’t any particular time to go to Rwanda given that each season has its particular timing.

Wildlife
Have a safari to view mountain gorillas which are easily seen within the volcanoes area of Rwanda. Additional animals include elephants, golden monkeys and buffaloes. Nevertheless the ideal time to see these animals is in the dry season from (mid December – March) as well as (mid-May to mid October). However, these can be visited throughout the year.

Bird watching:
GORILLARwanda is an ideal place for birdwatchers with approximately 670 bird species within a place smaller compared to Belgium. The Plants tend to attract thousands of bird species even though sightseeing can be far better in the dry season starting mid-December up to March as well as mid May up to mid October.

Public holidays
Important days remember prior to your visit Rwanda: Heroe’s Day (1 Feb), Independence Day (1 July), Genocide memorial day (7 April), Liberation Day (4 July), Easter Monday, Assumption (Aug 15), Good Friday, Patriotism Day (1 Oct), New Year’s Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, .In case your safari coincides with some of these occasions, you are happily welcome to take part and join the local residents.

Costs.
In the peak season, the prices of flights are usually high in comparison to the low season. The Park fees are all constant throughout the year. A number of lodges have budget costs in the wet months (March, November, May and October). Some other lodges keep their prices throughout the year.

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