Wildlife Safaris in Rwanda
Wildlife Safaris in Rwanda: Rwanda is one of the most rewarding tourist destinations that you can choose to visit in order to have an amazing time in Africa the land of 1000 hills has a number of attractions that can be seen and several destinations that can be visited as you take part in the different safaris within the country that may include the cultural safaris, genocide safaris, health and wellness safaris among other safaris but among the different safaris, the wildlife safaris are the most sought after safaris that tourists take part in to participate in a number of rewarding activities that will make their Rwanda safaris memorable and some of the activities that are carried out include the following;
As part of your wildlife safaris in Rwanda, you should not miss out on taking part in gorilla trekking one of the most memorable tourism activities in Rwanda that will offer the best safari experience during your visit. Gorilla trekking in Uganda has attracted a number of tourists because of the rewarding experiences associated with tracking the endangered mountain gorillas in the world. It should be noted that volcanoes national park is a home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be seen along the slopes of the Virunga Mountains.
As part of your wildlife safaris in Rwanda, gorilla trekking will give you the chance to hike the Virunga Mountains in order to access the habituated gorilla families in the park. During gorilla trekking in the park you will be accompanied by a tour guide who will give you all relevant information concerning the mountain gorillas, you will also have the chance to understand their feeding patterns how they co-exist with one another among other interesting features of the gentle giants for memorable safari as you visit Rwanda. Interesting about the activity is the fact that the a ranger accompanies you during your hike to the habituated gorilla family in order to avoid being attacked by any wild animals making the activity safe for tourists to participate in.
Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is one of the other activities that can be carried out during your wildlife safaris in Rwanda. The activity can be carried out in Nyungwe national park the home to over 700 chimpanzees of which there are two habituated chimpanzee troops in cyamudongo forest and Nyungwe forest where they can access the chimpanzee troops in order to take part in rewarding activity of chimpanzee tracking. Just to differ from gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking is highly active which involves tourists accompanying the chimpanzees as they observe how the carry out their daily activities for instance you will see how they look for food and how they share it amongst themselves, their grooming patterns which is usually the responsibility of the adult females in a troop to help groom the infants, the juveniles of the troop can be seen helping one another among other interesting features of the primates to make your wildlife safaris quite memorable.
Golden monkey trekking
Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda is another activity that you can take part in during your wildlife safaris in Rwanda which involves hiking the Virunga Mountains in order to access the endangered golden monkeys in Rwanda. The primates are endemic to the albertine rift in national parks like mgahinga, virunga and volcanoes national park which has the highest number of golden monkeys that you can get the chance to track and understand more about their behaviour in their natural habitat. During golden monkey trekking along the different slopes of the virunga mountains namely; Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura, Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Sabyinyo where you will see rewarding attractions of the numerous bird species like 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 forest animals like forest elephants, bush bucks among other animal species amazing views of the twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, Lake Kivu among other rewarding vies that will make your wildlife safaris in Rwanda rewarding.
Tracking the big five
Track the big five animals in Rwanda by taking part in the different game drives in Akagera national park where you will be able to see them during the morning and the evening boat cruise in the park. During the morning game drives, you will get the opportunity to see the elephants grazing in the savannah plains the buffalos and the rhinos and during the evening game drives/ nocturnal game drives you will have the chance of seeing the lions and the leopards catching their prey for dinner. Other carnivores in the park that can be seen up-close during the nocturnal game drives include; the bat-eared fox and the hyenas hunting for prey and during the morning game drives include the impalas, Uganda kobs, topis, bushbucks, and many other animal species.
During your wildlife safaris in Rwanda, you should take part in the boat cruise in Akagera National Park on Lake Ihema where you can choose to either take part in the morning or evening boat cruise which will give you an amazing experience during your Rwanda safaris. During the morning boa cruise, you have a chance to see a number of water birds like African Fish Eagle, African jacana, great cormorant, America dipper, Baillon’s crake among other species amphibian species, a number of early risers grazing in the plains of the park like the elephants, rhinos, buffalos, topis, and bushbucks among other animal species. During the evening boat cruise, you will have a chance to see a number of animal species looking for hiding spots for their overnight stays, you will see hippos will be seen taking dips in the water, crocodile sunbathing the activity will also give you the chance to see a number of carnivores like leopards, lions, hyenas trying to catch prey for dinner carnivores in the park. Additionally, the evening boat cruise will offer you the perfect opportunity to see the sunset another breathtaking view in the park which will make your wildlife safaris in Rwanda memorable.
Hiking the Virunga Mountains
You can also take part in hiking the virunga mountains to make your wildlife safaris in Rwanda memorable safaris where you will get the chance to see rewarding attractions as you hike the mountains namely; Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura, Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Sabyinyo where you will see attractions like bird species for instance; the 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, handsome francolin, strange weaver, primate and animal species like the Mountain Gorillas, Golden, vervet monkey, dent’s monkey, the Forest Elephants, Buffaloes waterbucks and many other species. During the hike, you will also come across the Karisoke research centre that was established by the Late Dian Fossey that played a major role in protecting the endangered mountain gorillas. You will also see rewarding views of the twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, Lake Kivu for a rewarding and memorable safari in the park.
Participating in the canopy walk in Nyungwe Ntional Park will give you the chance to see a number of animal, bird, primate, butterfly species and rewarding views that can be seen while on the canopy walk way. The activity will give you the chance to see primates like vegetation cover that can be seen across Nyungwe National Park. For example primates like the white colobus, Angola colobus, red tailed monkey, blue monkey, owl faced monkeys swinging from one tree branch to another, animal species like the golden cats, duikers, giraffes, , buffalos, amazing views of Lake Kivu among other attractions that will ensure you have an amazing time in the park.