Primate Safaris in Rwanda 2022 : Primate safaris in Rwanda should be among the safaris you should take part in when you visit Rwanda. The country is blessed with a number of interesting features and attractions that you will get to see when you participate in the top activities in Rwanda. If you’re looking forward to explore a number of the different primate species like the mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, Hamlyn’s monkey, silver monkey, black and white colobus monkey, the silver monkey, the blue monkey and many other primates then this guide will give you an insight of the activities you can take part in to ensure you have the most rewarding primate safaris in Rwanda 2022
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is the most rewarding of the primate safaris that you can take part in Rwanda 2022 because the country is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be seen when you hike mount muhabura, mount gahinga, mount sabyinyo, mount karisimbi and mount bisoke the Virunga mountains in Rwanda which will give you access to the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda. The activity will give you the chance to observe the behaviour of the species and also take pictures of the primates to make your activity quite memorable. During the transfer to the gorilla families, you will get to see a number of rewarding views of the twin lakes in Rwanda, lake Burera and lake Ruhondo, lake kivu, a number of bird species like 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.
Still in volcanoes national park as part of your primate safaris in Rwanda 2022, you can participate in Golden monkey trekking where you will also get the chance to watch a number of golden monkey species that are endemic to the Albertine rift that can only be seen in Mgahinga national park, Virunga national park and in volcanoes national park which will make your safari quite thrilling watching the chubby-cheeked monkeys carrying out their daily activities in the wild. While in the park you can also visit the musanze cave, participate in birding to make your Rwanda tours quite memorable.
chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is carried out in Nyungwe national park where the habituated chimpanzee troops can be accessed in either Nyungwe forest or cyamudongo forest and it starts as early as 7 am and this involves setting out to look for the chimpanzee species which is quite different from gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park which involves getting to the gorilla family in one area, for chimpanzee trekking it is quite an active activity because the chimps are always on the move, the activity can take between 2-6 hours or more which will give you the chance to watch a number of rewarding features. After the safari you can also participate in a number of tourism activities in Nyungwe national park like hiking the trails in Nyungwe national park like the igishigishigi trail that will lead you to the canopy walkway, you can also hike the Isumo waterfall trail, kamiranzovu trail which will lead you to the largest marsh in Rwanda among other activities.
Other safaris that you can take part in while you’re in Rwanda include; the cultural tours in Rwanda that will give you the chance to explore the different cultures and heritage of the people. By visiting a number of communities like the iby’iwacu cultural village, Humure refugee camp, kitabi culture village and Banda cultural village that will help you explore the different cultures of the country through story-telling, preparations of traditional dishes, folk songs, you will get to participate in traditional dances which will give you an insight of the rich culture of the people
You can also participate in the Rwanda genocide tour whose purpose is not to show you how the people of Rwanda suffered but to show you how the country has evolved after the brutal events that led to killing of over 1000000 Rwandans. During your Rwanda genocide safari, you will visit the genocide memorial museum like the Kigali genocide memorial museum where you can visit the different exhibition area like the Kigali genocide memorial museum where you will get to understand more about the dark period in the country by watching different confessionals from the murders heart-breaking stories from the victims which will help you understand what the people went through to be the safest country that can be visited in Africa for a rewarding experience.
You can also embark on city tours which will give you the chance to explore the best of every city to ensure you have the most rewarding experience. During the Kigali city tour, you will have the chance to visit a number of sites like; Question coffee where you will get to taste one of the finest Rwanda coffee, you can also visit a number of restaurants that will give you the chance to taste a number of traditional dishes, still in Kigali city, you can also participate in mount Kigali hike to watch a number of rewarding views from the summit, you can also participate in horse-back riding while you embark on your mount Kigali hike among other interesting features that can be seen in the country