Rwanda is a small country located in Central Africa but officially part of the East African Community. Commonly known as the “The Land of Thousand Hills” Rwanda is an upcoming destination on the African continent.
Where is Rwanda?
Rwanda is a land locked country located in east Africa neighboring Uganda, Burundi, democratic republic of Congo and Tanzania.
Why Visit Rwanda?
The country is blessed with various wildlife species including the rare the mountain gorillas. Most of Rwanda’s wildlife species are found in her three major national parks managed by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Rwanda Conservation Society (RCS). The wildlife attractions are the major primary attractions of foreign tourists and currently tourism is one of the top foreign exchange earners to the government.
Rwanda has three national parks and below is a description of each national park, its main attractions, accessibility, accommodation facilities and the main tourist activities one can engage in.
Embark on a Rwanda safari and explore the world that you miss
- Beautiful Country with Great Scenery
Rwanda is a very beautiful country located in the east African region. This country is easily accessed as it has an international gateway called Kigali international airport and also has a national carrier that flies in different African regions and also in some European countries. As a traveler, never hesitate to come to Rwanda to explore the world at a different level, a world that brings you close to nature and also discover the good and importance of nature to mankind.
- Meet the Gorillas
On a safari in Rwanda, the traveler gets to meet one of the closest cousins of mankind the mountain gorillas. These are found in the Volcanoes National Park in the forest Virunga ranges in Ruhengeri district. Rwanda has about 320 mountain gorillas out of the 880 left in the world, meaning it has a third of the world population. A gorilla safari in the Rwandan Volcanoes Park is an exhilarating experience since this is the only chance mankind gets to get so close to wild animals. Mountain gorillas are peaceful animals and only animals that cannot shy away from humans if they are habituated. The cost of a gorilla permit is US$1500 per person per trek in Rwanda.
- Extend Your Safari to Uganda
From Rwanda, you can also easily take a safari in Uganda and track the gorillas in the neighboring Mgahinga National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Apart from interacting with the mountain gorillas closely, these creatures are hilariously intelligent in the way they do their duties. These are animals that come close to humankind in terms of consciousness.
- See the Big Five
On a Rwanda safari, excitement gets better as per now a Rwanda is an “African big five” destination implying that it is a home to lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos. These big five animals are found in Akagera national park located in the southeastern part of the country. This a national park where one enjoys a game drive in search of the big five and also other animals like the giraffes, zebras, elands, antelopes and hyena. Within the park there is also Lake Ihema where one enjoys a boat ride as he/she views the different water animal species like the crocodiles, hippos and a variety of beautiful birds.
- Experience Ecotourism
While on a Rwanda safari, the visitor stays in an ecolodge that use natural materials, the food is organic, water is so fresh and the room setting is so amazing as it is designed with African materials that really makes the visitor feel is nature.
Everything encountered on a Rwanda safari brings one closest the actual real world the wildlife, culture, food and the accommodation. Rwanda Safari packages are always available for potential visitor without any discrimination. Tour companies cater for high end people, middle class and the economy class and they can enjoy the same tourism activities in their own experiences.
Top Things to See in Rwanda
- The Endangered Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
- The Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park
- Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest
- Genocide Memorial Sites & Museums – Learn about the 1959 and 1994 Rwanda Genocides
Top Places to Visit
- Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda – Visit the mountain gorillas in the park
- Nyungwe Forest National Park
- Kigali Genocide Memorial site
- Iby’wachu Village
- Nyamata Genocide Memorial Site
Rwanda the beautiful land of great views full of unique adventure opportunities to observe mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys in their natural environment without forgetting the lovely Lake Kivu beach, Napoleaon island, cultural sites among others. The country attracts more than a million visitors a year for business, national celebration events, and travel holidays among others.
Are you looking for the best safari in Rwanda? Are you looking to Explore the Rwandan Green attractions for budget to luxury tailored travel which will bring your safari dream alive? Check out some of the travel tips you should consider in order to make your travel tour a success.
Things to Do in Rwanda
The country is popular for hosting a third of the total remaining population of the mountain gorillas in the world. Becoming a famous destination for mountain gorilla trekking, Rwanda is one of the three African countries that inhabit the critically endangered mountain gorillas (apes featured in the movie – “Gorillas in the Mist”) in Volcanoes National Park. It is only in this park together with Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, and the Virunga National Park in Congo, where travelers can see the endangered mountain gorillas and there is no such specie in captivity.
Chose the right safari company to help you organize your travel and this should be done in the very beginning since Safari Company consultants are well conversant with the destinations they offer to their clients. Ask for more details about your tour holidays, the best lodges, activities in order to book the right trip you have always wanted to take on during your holiday. Don’t choose a company depending on the price they have offered you because not all safari companies are genuine though you can make your own assessment about the travel agency before sending them a trip deposit. You will be guided on how best you can make your dream trip memorable and trust me you will have a hassle free vacation which will change your life with all things as you have always wanted them to be. Always ask Travel experts to help you plan your trip or travel guides if you are backpacking or doing the travel holiday on your own. Don’t forget to request for a parking list in order to carry right staff for the trip.
You need a visa to enter Rwanda though some citizens are free to enter the country without a Visa. However a Rwanda tourist Visa Costs 30$ and should be process before travel at the Rwanda Embassy in your country though you can also get it upon arrival at Kigali international Airport. Ensure that all your travel documents are ready including the Visa for Convenience, quickly and safe travel.
Where to Stay
Lodges/hotels or Camps either luxury or Budget can make a safari holiday memorable or disgusting. A comfortable, genuine hospitality of a lodge/hotel or camp keeps you focused on the next day’s trip activity and even feel like you would have had a longer stay not in line with your previous program. Therefore book your accommodation in a place where you will enjoy the benefits of an exceptional natural environment and relaxation prides the place despite the price. It’s good to use an accommodation which has been used by others before or those which have good reviews .Among the various lodge & hotel facilities that are affordable for people visiting Rwanda, this include a gorgeous and expansive lodges and various classes of hotels of all budgets.