Rwanda Safari tour, Gorilla, Wildlife & Cultural Safaris in Rwanda
Rwanda Safari Tour/Safaris Rwanda - Gorilla Trekking & Holiday Tours in Rwanda.
Rwanda Safari Tour/Safari tours /Rwanda tour in Rwanda are one of the best wildlife Expeditions that travelers can engage in when they plan to visit East Africa. Rwanda is a blessed country that has recently gained a wide exposure to the world and therefore a large number of travelers have flocked the country to be able to explore Rwanda and its attractive feature with ofcourse the major attraction being gorilla trekking or Simply Rwanda gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park.
Discover Rwanda with us , get to experience the thrill of gorilla trekking alongside other attractions that make Rwanda such an amazing destination. Rwanda Safari Tour / Rwanda tour will take you through the different attractions in Rwanda and will give you a guide to the dream wildlife safari tour as well as rwanda gorilla trekking tour that you as a traveler has longed for.
A Rwanda Safari Tour /Rwanda tour involves quite a number of activies that can be carried out by travelers. Rwanda Boasts of having 3 Great National Parks that habor the amazing widlife species that many travelers would love to explore. The biggest and most selling National Park in Rwanda is Volcanoes National Park which habors some of the last endangered gorilla species. Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda are one of the most selling attractions in the country as many travelers come in the country to engage in the gorilla trekking experience /Rwanda gorilla trekking . Other attractions in Volcanoes National Park include the Dian Fossey grave and research center. She was an american primatologist who protected gorillas and believe they would live among humans. In Volcanoes National Park you can also be able to engage in Golden Monkey trekking which is an amazing experience.
Another of the most selling national parks in Rwanda is the amazing Nyungwe National Park which habours another type of primate species known as the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda is another of the top activities caried out in Rwanda. In Nyugwe Forest travelers can also be able to engage in the hiking trails as they explore the thicket of a forest. There is also the Canopy Walk which is an interesting activity that travelers can undertake and be able to walk on a suspended bridge-like connection between trees high above the canopy at about 60 meters off the ground.
Rwanda is also blessed with amazing Akagera National Park where travelers can be able to carry out their wildlife safaris as they engage in activities like boat cruises, Game Drives, sport fishing and other cultural safaris. Akagera National Park has the rare wildlife species i.e. the Big 5 game which include the Elephants, Rhinos, Leopards, Lions, & Buffalos. Other wildlife speceis that can be spotted here include different antelopes, giraffes, topis, zebras and many more.
Apart from the wildlife species and primates in Rwanda, Travelers can engage in other activities like the Cultural Experiences, Cultural Tours, Kigali City Tour, Genocide Memorial Tours and many more. All these and the rest can be provided at handsome costs that are affordable and well organized. Explore Rwanda Tours has for years been part of providing the best Rwanda Safari Tour to each of our clients and do not hesitate to book your Rwanda Safari tour with them.
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Rwanda Safari TourRwanda Safari
Rwanda has become a famous destination to a number of tourists that are interested in taking part in a Rwanda safari which will give you a chance to participate in a number of safaris which will ensure you have rewarding experiences. The country has a lot to offer for the different types of tourists that are interested in different activities which can be seen in a number destinations like national parks where you will get to see a number of wildlife from the big five animals, numerous bird species to primate species that can be seen in akagera, Nyungwe and volcanoes national park. With the number of safaris in the country you will enjoy taking part in a number of activities like visiting the genocide memorial sites, visiting a number of cities where you will take part in which will ensure that you have memorable safaris
TOP ATTRACTIONS AND SAFARIS
While on your Rwanda safari, you will have an amazing time because of the amazing attractions that will catch your eye when you visit the different destinations within the country. Some of the amazing attractions that can be seen in the different destinations while participating in the different safaris in the park for a rewarding experience in the country include the following;
Wildlife safaris in Rwanda can be carried out in the different national parks which will give you the opportunity to explore the wildlife of the land of 1000 hills where you will get to see endangered primate species, the big five animals, you will get to see a number of attractions that will ensure that you have a memorable experience during you Rwanda safari. At the different parks you will get to see the big five animals, the endangered mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys among other rewarding attractions in the parks.
Akagera national park
Akagera national park is popular for being a home to the big five animals in Rwanda that is the leopard, rhinoceros, the elephant, the buffalo and the lion that can be seen during the different activities in the park however there are a number of other amazing attractions that can be seen while in the park for a rewarding Rwanda safari. Located in Kibungu district., akagera national park will give you a chance to see a number of mammal species, numerous bird species given the fact that it is a home to over 400 bird species which makes it the ideal place for birders for a rewarding Rwanda safari as you visit akagera national park, you can take part in activities like:
Birding: Akagera national park is a home to 400 bird species that can be seen while you take part in birding which will give you the chance to see at least 100 bird species during your activity which is an impressive number during the activity. The activity will give you the chance to see bird species like the Hammer kop, Caruthers’s cisticola, pied crow, black headed weaver, fan tailed widow bird, violet’s black weaver, long crested Eagle the African fish Eagle, the open billed stork, the egrets, cormorants, Senegal lapwings, African darter near attractions like Akagera River, Lake Shanaki, Lake Ihema which are habitats to a number of bird species.
Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is the most rewarding activity that should not be missed out on during your Rwanda safari. In Nyungwe national park the activity involves hiking through the forests in order to access the habituated chimpanzee troops which will offer rewarding wildlife experiences in Rwanda. in the park, there are two habituated chimpanzee troops in cyamudongo forest and Nyungwe forest that you can track. The activity involves tracking the habituated chimpanzee troops which involves observing their feeding patterns, feeding patterns, how they co- exist with one another among other rewarding aspects of the primates. Interesting about the activity is the fact that you will also get the chance to see other attractions like bird species, primate species for instance colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed monkey and so on which will make the activity much more rewarding.
Nyungwe National Park is also a home to a number of primate species but among the rewarding attractions that can be seen include the primates that can be tracked for a rewarding Rwanda safari. During the activity you will get the chance to track the primates like the vervet monkey, Mona Monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed monkey among other primate species that will make the activity quite rewarding, during the encounter with the highly active species you will have the chance to observe their behaviour in the park from how they co-exist with one another, their feeding patterns to observing their daily activities among other activities in the park.
In Nyungwe National Park, there are a number of trails that can be embarked on so that you get to see a number of attractions for a rewarding Rwanda Safari. There are a number of hiking trails in the park that will offer amazing experiences which include; Bigugu trail which will lead you to the highest peak in the park, Isumo water falls trail which will lead you to the Isumo water falls in Nyungwe national park which are a ideal place for photography within the park because of a number of rewarding attractions that can be seen like the chimpanzee species, bird species among other attractions, Irebero trail which will give you the chance to see a number of bird species igishigishigi trail which will lead you to the canopy walk way, karamba birding trail that will give you the chance to see a number of bird species. Other trails in the park include Kamiranzovu trail that will lead you to the swamp that caused a number of elephants in the park to die through drowning, the source of the Nile trail which will lead you to the source of river nile in Rwanda in Nyungwe national park among other rewarding attractions within the park. that can be seen along the trails
HIKING THE VIRUNGA MOUNTAINS
As part of having a memorable Rwanda safari, you can take part in hiking the Virunga Mountains in Volcanoes national park for rewarding wildlife safaris in the park. There are 5 virunga mountains in Rwanda that offer a number f rewarding experiences on your safari and these include; Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Sabyinyo. While hiking the virunga mountains get ready to explore the most amazing attractions in the park as you hike along the slopes of the mountains for instance along mount Gahinga you will have the chance to see bird species blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola Archers ground robin, red faced woodland warbler, Ruwenzori double collared sunbird, Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, primate species like endangered golden monkeys habituated mountain gorillas and many other attractions
Along mount sabyinyo you will have the chance to see rewarding views of mgahinga and volcanoes national park along mount karisimbi, you will come across the Karisoke research centre that was established by the Late Dian Fossey who fought hard for the protection of the endangered mountain gorillas to ensure the sustainability of the primate species in the park. along mount Bisoke, mount Muhabura and mount Gahinga, you will have the chance to see a number of primate species like the vervet monkey, Mona Monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed monkey among other primate species, the Forest Elephants, Buffaloes bushbucks and many other animal species that make the activity rewarding. You will also have a chance to see the biggest Crater Lake in Lake Bisoke on mount Bisoke which is a habitat of water birds like the African fish eagle; African grey horn bill, heron and many more that will ensure you have the utmost adventure during your Rwanda safari.
Gorilla trekking is one of the major activities that tourists interested in a Rwanda safari come to participate in for a memorable experience. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can be carried out in volcanoes national park a home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be accessed as you hike the five Virunga Mountains in the park. gorilla trekking will give you the opportunity to understand the behaviour of the gorillas while visiting their habituated families like Hirwa, Susa, kwitonda, Amahoro, Bwenge, Ugenda group and Agashya group among other habituated gorilla families in the park that have unique characteristics of the habituated families that will make your safari quite interesting.
You will get to understand the diet which comprises of fruits, leaves, tree barks, stems, fruits, their co- existence with one another by watching the adult females taking care of the infants, how they play with one another among other interesting features of the primates. There is a lot that can be seen while taking part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda for instance you will get to see a number of bird species within the bamboo trees of the park like the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer's ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler you will have the opportunity monkey species like the vervet monkey, mona monkey, silver monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, dent’s monkey and many others that can also be seen swinging in the bamboo trees of the park which will make the activity very memorable.
While on the Rwanda safari doesn’t miss out on taking part in the game drives in Akagera national park where you will have the chance to see a number of game animals including the big five animals that is the leopards, lions, rhinos, buffalos can also be seen during the different game drives that is in nocturnal game drives you will have the chance to see the carnivores like the lions and the leopards catching their prey for dinner and during the morning game drive you will see herbivores getting their first bite of the day. You will also get to see a number of bird species for instance water birds like; African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret that can be seen near akagera river that will make the activity quite memorable.
As part of the Rwanda safari, you can take part in the canopy walk in Nyungwe national park where you will get the chance to see a number of attractions within the park like a number of bird species within the tree branches, while on the canopy walk way you will get the chance to see exceptional views of the park, you will also have the chance to see primate species like dent’s monkey, mona monkey, chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys among other monkey species in he park that will make your activity rewarding
While carrying out your Rwanda safari, you will have the chance to take part in the cultural tours that will give you an insight of the cultural of the people of Rwanda and a number of interesting historical events that helped shape the culture of the people of Rwanda.
Visiting ibyiwacu people: As part cultural tours you will have the chance to visit during the Ibyiwacu cultural village which can also be accessed during your volcanoes national park safari to have an amazing experience in Rwanda. The Ibyiwacu cultural village will offer amazing experiences if you’re interested in knowing more about the culture of Rwanda as you participate in a number of activities like community walks which will give you the chance to understand how they carry out their daily activities for instance you will be taken through the banana beer making process that was carried out in the olden times before colonialism , subsistence farming, and preparation of local dishes among other interesting activities. interesting about the village is the way they portray Rwanda during the times of a number of kingdoms and this can be seen when you get to the village you will be welcomed by a guard who take you around the kingdom to give you an insight of how the people were organised under kingdom ship.
Humure refugee villageL: During your Rwanda safari you can also choose to visit the Humure refugee camp/ village is an interested community of refugees from Tanzania that settled in Rwanda running away from the Tanzanian crisis that led to the loss of a number of people’s lives. Located around Akagera National Park, the Humure Refugee village is one of the cultural villages that will offer a number of interesting experiences as you engage with the people of the community as you take part in their daily activities for instance; poetry, with cultural dances, cultural plays beer-making like banana brew, milking and taking care of cows, traditional dances among other activities that will give you a rewarding adventure of engaging with the people of the community.
Kitabi cultural group
The Kitabi cultural village is just near the entrance of Nyungwe National Park, a place where primate safaris in Rwanda can be carried out. The cultural village will give travellers the chance to understand the culture of Rwanda by participating in the cultural tours around the village which will give you the chance to explore the different ways of living that were exercised before modernity. At first you will be struck by the beauty of the different huts that were constructed to showcase the architectural structure that the people used to construct a roof over their heads, you will see a number of activities that were also carried out fto ensure harmony and survival within the community like making of local medicine from using a number of herbs, honey collection, making a number of local dishes that you will get the chance to taste after the end of your cultural tour which will make your Rwanda safari quite rewarding.
Banda cultural village
Just like the Kitabi cultural village, you can also visit the Banda Cultural Village in Nyungwe National Park during you Rwanda safari. Interesting about the cultural village is the fact that you will get to participate in a number of activities that will make you safari quite adventurous like millet grinding, traditional games like the board game ‘‘Igisoro’’ game which was a way of bonding to the people during the olden times, making of local brew, making of a number of local dishes, participating in cultural plays depicting how the kings and queens used to exercise their powers among other interesting activities for a memorable Rwanda safari.
RWANDA GENOCIDE TOUR
The Rwanda genocide tour is one of the emotional, educative and hopeful tours anyone can decide to embark on while on a Rwanda safari. It’s quite unfortunate that Rwanda is still considered an unsafe environment for tourists because of the events that took place in 1994 which led to the Rwanda genocide. It should be noted that although there were mass killings of Rwandans during the 1994 Rwanda genocide, it should be noted that the country is one of the safest countries in Africa that can be visited at any time of the year without any inconveniences. The 1994 Rwanda genocide was spearheaded by the Hutu extremists that were interested in wiping out the Tutsis who were political rivals of the Hutus. It should be noted that after colonialism the Tutsis occupied most of the positions which did not amuse the Hutus who considered the Tutsis foreigners.
There were a number of events that led to the Rwanda genocide but the killing of president Juvenal Habyarimana who was considered a dictator that was anti Tutsi and anti twas it was believed that it was dong of the Tutsis that their president was killed which sparked the mass killings. The Rwanda genocide tour is an emotional tour for any one that takes participates in it in a way that they will get to visit a number of genocide memorial sites like Kigali genocide memorial, Nyamata genocide memorial and Gisozi genocide memorial among other sites where they will get to witness how the people were killed, a number of testimonials from victims which is quite a heart breaking feeling. During the tour you will see how the dark times where over 1000000 people were killed, tears, massacres, separation of the families and migrations where able to restore hope for a number f Rwandans with the Rwanda patriotic front that was able to defeat the Hutu extremists.
RWANDA CITY TOURS
While on your Rwanda safari, you should not miss out on carrying out the Kigali city tour one of the most memorable Rwanda city tours. Kigali city being Rwanda’s capital city, there are a number of attractions that will catch your eyes to make your activity quite rewarding like visiting a number of restaurants that offer a number of local cuisines, you will also get the chance to visit Kimironko market the largest market in Rwanda where you will get to understand a number of interesting features of the people of Rwanda as you observe how they carry out their activities of selling organic fruits, at the market you can buy a number souvenir like the traditional attires, you will get the chance to engage with a number of traders from different parts of the world like Congolese, Ugandans, Nigerians selling different items making it one of the most culturally diverse area in the country. You can also get to visit Lake Muhazi, hike mountain Kigali which will give you rewarding views of the capital, at the summit you can carry out horseback riding among other activities during your Rwanda safari tour.
Cyangugu city ill give you the chance to visit Nyungwe national park, the home to over 1000 chimpanzees that can be seen when you take part in chimpanzee trekking that will give you the chance to understand the behaviour of the primates while in their natural habitat. While In the park you can see a number of other primates like the silver monkey, Lhotse monkey, the golden monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, red-tailed monkey, and Ruwenzori colobus among other primate species to make your visit to the park interesting. While visiting the park, you can participate in a number of other activities like hiking a number of trails that will lead you to a number of attractions like the Isumo waterfalls, the canopy walk way, a number of bird species among other attractions withi the park.
During your city tour you will get to visit Lake Kivu the largest fresh water lake in Rwanda where you will get the chance to take part in a number of activities like the boat cruise where a number of bird species can be seen on the shores and water can be seen like African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret as you having relaxing adventures. You can also participate in sport fishing given a number of fish species that can be caught. At the lake, there are a number of islands you can visit for a rewarding safari like the Nyamirundi Island where you can visit the coffee plantations where you can participate in the coffee tours which will give you the chance to understand how they harvest coffee, roast grind for consumption and after the tours, you will later be offered a cup of organic coffee straight from the plantation. You can also visit nkombo island where you will understand the authenticity of the people that live on the island that depend on fishing as their source of income and practise a little subsistence farming. If you are interested having leisure at its fullest and having some peace and quiet, Nkombo Island is the place to be for a memorable Rwanda safari tour.
RUSUMO CITY- Rusumo waterfalls
During your Rusumo city tour, you will have the chance to visit Rusumo waterfalls one of the most significant attractions in the country due to their historical attachment. The waterfalls are significant in the colonial era where they were used as an entry point to the Belgians and Germans from Tanzania during the early time of European exploration of the East. It was the help of the falls that modernity was introduced in Rwanda and if it wasn’t for the falls the Europeans wouldn’t have accessed Rwanda due to the fact that it is a land locked country and by then, the road system was so poor so the falls played a very huge role in colonialism and modernity in Rwanda.
KAYONZA CITY- Akagera national park
While visiting Kayonza city, you will have an amazing time as you visit akagera national park the home to the big five animals namely; the leopards, buffalos, elephant, rhinos and the lions in Rwanda that can be seen when out take part in the game drives within the park where you will also get to see a number of other attractions as you take part in a number of activities within the park like birding where you will see at least 100 of the 400 bird species in the park while carrying out boat cruises on lake Ihema and lake Shakani, other activities in the park that will ensure that you have a memorable Rwanda safari include nature walks, tracing the shoe bill stork among other activities
RUHENGERI CITY - Volcanoes National Park
The city boosts of one of the most famous parks in Rwanda volcanoes national park where you will you can take part in gorilla trekking which will give you the chance to understand how the endangered primate species behave while in their natural habitat. During gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you will have the opportunity to visit the habituated gorilla families that can be accessed as you hike the virunga mountains namely mount Bisoke, Gahinga, Muhabura, karisimbi and sabyinyo that will offer amazing experiences from a number of bird species that can be seen while hiking to a number of breathtaking views like the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo that will make you activity remarkable and when you get to the gorillas you will be mesmerised by how the gentle giants carry out their daily activities, how they co-exist with one another for a memorable safari. In the park, you can also carry out golden monkey trekking which will also give you the chance to track another endangered primate species in order to understand their ways of life in the park. Other activities that can be carried out in the park include hiking the Virunga Mountains, colobus tracking, birding among activities for a rewarding Rwanda safari tour.
LAKE BURERA AND RUHONDO
Ruhengeri city tour will give you the chance to visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo which give you a memorable experience during your Rwanda safari as you get the chance to participate in a number of activities like fishing, visiting a number of islands like Bushongo, Munanira, Cuza, and Bishosho where you will visit a number of different communities to understand how they carry out their different activities, you will also get to take part in the farm trips at the islands which will give you see how the people carry out farming in the area, the types of tools that are used which will offer amazing experiences. You will also get to visit banana plantations, coffee plantations where you will be able to go through the coffee-making process like harvesting the ripe coffee, sorting out the best, drying grinding and late on the packaging after that you will have a chance to taste the world’s best organic coffee straight from the plantation to your cup which will make you Rwanda safari quite rewarding.