Activities on a Rwanda Safari
Activities on a Rwanda Safari: For anyone interested in visiting the land of a 1000 hills Rwanda, here are the top activities on a Rwanda safari that you should engage in order to have an amazing time during your stay in the country. The activities will give you the chance to explore the wild side of Rwanda by visiting a number of national parks like Akagera national park, Volcanoes national park, Nyungwe National Park and also get to know more about the culture of the people by visiting a number of sites like the Humure refugee camp, Kitabi and Ibanda cultural village among other villages but regardless of the activities you choose to take part in, you will have an amazing time which will make the Rwanda safari worthy of all the pennies you spend.
While on your Rwanda safari don’t miss out on taking part in Gorilla trekking the most rewarding activity in volcanoes national park a home to the half of the worlds remaining mountain gorillas and the endangered golden monkeys. The activity in the park involves hiking the five virunga mountains namely Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke and Mount Sabyinyo where you will be able to find the habituated gorilla families along the different slopes of the mountains in the bamboo trees. During gorilla trekking in the park you will get to see a number of attractions before you get to the habituated gorilla families that will make your safari quite rewarding for instance you will get to see bird and primate species and as you get to the habituated gorilla family, you will get to learn more about the gentle giants by observing their behaviour with one another and by the end of your gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda, you will get to know their feeding patterns, their co-existence with one another, and additionally you will also get rewarding views like the views of the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo as you hike mount Muhabura, lake kivu among other views which makes gorilla trekking the most rewarding activity on a Rwanda safari.
Among the memorable activities on a Rwanda Safari that you can take part in for a rewarding experience, chimpanzee trekking will give you the ultimate safari experience as you get to engage with the primate species in the park. The activity involves hiking through the forests of Nyungwe national park and cyamudongo forest in order to access the habituated troops of the park. Different from gorilla trekking which involves hiking to the gorilla families and observing their behaviour in the park in the same area, chimpanzee trekking on the other hand is a highly active activity which involves the habituated primate species moving from one place to another however because they are habituated troops your presence will not scare them away but rather draw them closer to you for you to see and observe how the behave in their natural setting and at the end of your safari, you will get to see understand their co-existence with one another, their feeding patterns and so on. Additionally during the activity you will get to see other attractions like bird species like Rockefellers’ sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe blue turaco, Ross’s turaco and primate species like the vervet monkey, Mona monkey, black and white colobus monkey, silver monkey and Dent’s Monkey which will make the activity quite memorable.
GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING
You should not miss out on taking part in golden monkey trekking as part of the activities on a Rwanda Safari because of the amazing experience that are involved. Carried out in Volcanoes national park, golden monkey trekking just like gorilla trekking is carried out along the slopes of the five virunga mountains that can be found in the bamboo trees. Golden monkey trekking is one of the most rewarding activities in volcanoes national park which involves hiking the mountains in order to get to the endangered primates that will also give you the chance to understand and observe their behaviour for a memorable safari. The activity will not only give you the chance to observe the primates but also during the hike, you will have the opportunity to see a number o bird and animal species like the forest warthog, bush buck, black fronted duiker among other mammal species making the experience quite memorable,
For bird lovers, among the activities on a Rwanda safari that should not be missed out, birding is one of the most rewarding activities that can be carried out in Rwanda that can be carried out in a number of destinations in the country given the fact that the country is home to over 1000 bird species that can be seen in parks like Volcanoes national park, Akagera national park, you can also get to see the bird species along water sources like Nyakagezi marsh, Lake Kivu among other water sources. When you get to the different destinations, you will get to see bird species 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 and the red-faced woodland warbler making other bird species that will make the activity quite memorable.
On your safari you can also take part in Hiking is one of the rewarding activities on a Rwanda safari because the activity will give you the chance to see a number of rewarding attractions that will make it memorable. Among the places where you can go hiking in Rwanda, you can visit volcanoes national park where you will get to hike the five virunga mountains namely; Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke and Mount Sabyinyo that will give you the chance to see primate species like the mountains gorillas, golden monkeys primate species like the vervet monkey, dent’s monkey, mona monkeys among other primate species that will make the activity rewarding, Bird species like; Chubb’s cisticola Archers ground robin, red faced woodland warbler, Ruwenzori double collared sunbird, Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, handsome francolin, strange weaver, Archers ground robin. Other areas where you can go hiking in Rwanda include mount Kigali in Kigali city which will give you the chance to see rewarding views of Kigali city, you will also see breathtaking views of the 1000 hills of Rwanda among other views.
You can also visit a number of cultural centres in the country to have the most rewarding experience while on your Rwanda safari. During the cultural encounters, you will get to understand as you get to explore the culture of the people of Rwanda by visiting a number of sites like the Ibyiwacu community, Humure refugee camp, Ibanda and Kitabi cultural villages. During the community visits, you will get to know their culture during the walks around the communities where you will get through the different skills they possess and the activities they carry out like ; pottery where you will be taught how to make pots, plates, spoons, plates and so on. You will also be taught how to self medicate by using herbs as it was done during the olden times.
You can also visit a number of sites in the country which will make your Rwanda safari rewarding, for instance, you can visit the genocide memorial sites which will give you an insight of the events that transpired for the occurrence of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Some of the sites include the Kigali genocide memorial museum and many others.