Rwanda is among the best African countries for wildlife safaris and tours. The country is often referred to as “land of a thousand hills”. Gorilla trekking tourism is currently the popular activity booked by most travelers to Rwanda. Other activities include; mountain hiking, cultural tours and wild game viewing. We arrange budget and luxury travel packages to Rwanda.
Are you wondering why you should travel to Rwanda for safaris? Well, the country is a home to various Virunga volcanoes such as Mount Karisimbi and Bisoke for hiking, Akagera national park for to spot the big 5 African animals, Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk adventure experiences, the might Volcanoes national park for the lifetime mountain gorilla trekking experiences and lake Kivu for boat cruise. Other tourist activities that can be done is Rwanda are; Visiting the capital Kigali, Chimpanzee and golden monkey tracking, Biking along The Congo Nile Trail, Birdwatching in Rwanda – Nyungwe forest, Visiting the genocide memorial centers like Gisozi, Murambi, Nyamata, Bisesero and Ntarama, Visiting the grave of Dian Fossey, Karisoke Research Centre and Sport fishing in Rwanda
Most visitors ask why they should visit Rwanda mountain gorillas, well there is no big difference between gorilla trekking experiences in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo. However, the difference comes in the price of the permits and levels of available accommodation facilities. High end travelers prefer visiting Volcanoes national park in Rwanda for safaris due to less crowds. This gorilla national park is just 3hours drive from Kigali city by road.
Rwanda currently has the best conservation efforts among the three gorilla tracking destinations. Buying gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda is one way of supporting RDB to conserve and protect the gorillas for future generations.
Rwanda has some of the finest luxury safari accommodation facilities in Africa include as; Bisate Eco Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, One & Only Nyungwe House, Gorilla’s Nest, Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Virunga Lodge among others. Therefore, our luxury Rwanda safaris and vacation packages will let you explore the beautiful attractions in the country.
The best time to visit Rwanda for safaris and tours is during the dry months of the year; from June to September and the short dry season of December, January and February. Choosing to go for a holiday in Rwanda during dry season will allow you trek through the tropical forest of volcanoes easily, mountain gorillas are also clearly spotted because they hardly take any shelter from the rain. On the other hand, if you are looking for wildlife safari in Akagera national park, book your trip in the dry season too! The savannah grasslands tend to be gold and makes animal spotting easier. Buffalo is common and you might see elephant as well. The newly introduced lions are remarkably relaxed, but sightings are hit-and-miss. Black rhino is the most recent addition, but they are very shy. Leopards can be spotted on night drives.
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Rwanda has a number of tourist attractions ranging from Volcanoes National Park – home of the mountain gorillas perfect for gorilla trekking, Nyungwe National Park for chimpanzee tracking experiences and wildlife encounter in Akagera National Park. Please take a look at our Rwanda safari packages as your plan to visit the Land of a Thousand Hills