TOP FIVE TOURISM ACTIVITIES IN RWANDA
Top Five Tourism Activities in Rwanda : Rwanda is among the top tourism destinations that can be visited in Africa for an amazing experience with a number of attractions from the culture of the people, the food a variety of land forms like the mountains, water sources to a number of wildlife species that can be seen when you visit the different national parks in the country. Interesting about the country is the fact that you will not only have rewarding experiences as you participate in the different activities in the country but also have safe activities because of the different covid-19 safety measures that have been put in place to ensure that they avoid increasing covid-19 cases.
Some of the safety measures that have been exercised in the country include urging all locals and tourists to wear their face masks while taking part in their daily activities, regular sanitizing and washing of hands is also stressed by the ministry of health to avoid the spread of the virus, vehicle carrying capacities have also been decreased to half board to ensure that people maintain a safe distance from one another in order to avoid the spread of the virus, tourists are also emphasized to maintain social distance during the different activities, with such measures, it has enabled tourists to visit the country to take part in the top five tourism activities in rwanda.in the park for an amazing experience
Gorilla trekking is the most memorable activity that should not be missed out during your Rwanda safari Tour. The activity is carried out in volcanoes national park the home to the endangered mountain gorillas in the country that can be seen when tourists hike the Virunga mountains in the park namely mount muhabura, mount gahinga, mount bisoke, mount karisimbi and mount sabyinyo all of which have habituated Rwanda gorillas. Interesting about the activity is the fact that you will have the chance to see a number of rewarding attractions like the different bird species African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret primate species like black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed monkey rewarding views of the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo as you hike along through the forests.
When you get to the gorilla families, you will spend one hour with the primates observing their rewarding features in the wild like their social structure where the silver back is the dominant male of the group whose way of gaining power is quite interesting and this involves any male in the group challenging the dominant male of the group and the winner takes on leadership roles, the loser is chased out of the group to start a family of his own and if he’s lucky enough, he can be chased away with some female which is quite an interesting character of gorillas, you will also get to know that the dominant male has all the mating rights with all the adult females of the group among other interesting features of the primates that you will enjoy observing.
Hiking the Virunga Mountains
Hike the Virunga mountains as part of your top tourism activities in Rwanda for a rewarding adventure in volcanoes national park. Rwanda is blessed with five Virunga mountains making it the lead in the countries with many Virunga mountains as compared to Uganda, Mgahinga national park with only three of which it shares them with Rwanda and also Virunga national park where you can find three of them for instance the recently erupt mount Nyiragongo, mount Nyamuragira and mount Mikeno. Hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda will give you the opportunity to see a number of attractions like the different bird species like African Darter, African Wattled Lapwing, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Common Squacco Heron, Crowned Lap wing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Great Egret primate species like black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, red tailed monkey rewarding views of lake Kivu, other Virunga mountains in Uganda, the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo among other interesting features.
Participate in chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park as part of the top tourism activities in Rwanda. Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park involves trackers hiking through Nyungwe forest or cyamudongo forest of the park where you can access one of the four habituated chimpanzee troops in Nyungwe national park. When you get to the habituated troops, you will have the opportunity to spend time the chimpanzees observing their different features like their feeding patterns, grooming patterns, their co-existence with one another among other rewarding features of the primates for a memorable experience with the primates. The activity will also give you the chance to see other attractions like the different primate species because it is the primate hub of Rwanda some of the primates like dent’s monkey, vervet monkey, can be seen, bird species like the blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler for an amazing experience
Game drives are also part of the top activities in Rwanda that you should not miss out on if you’re interested in watching a number of wildlife. Game rives are carried out in Akagera national park, famous for its big five animals in Rwanda however there’s more to the park than just the big five animals that can be seen when you participate in the game drives in Akagera national park. Tourists can opt to either participate in the morning or the evening game drives all of which have different wildlife concentration to show case but both being quite rewarding. For tourists interested in watching the herbivores in the park, they can participate in the morning game drive where you will get to see animals like the elands, bushbucks, Uganda kobs, rhinos, elephants catching their first bite of the day. During the evening game drives/ nocturnal game drives you will get to see the herbivores going back to their hiding spots and a number of carnivores in the park like the hyenas, lions, leopards catching their prey in the park which is quite fascinating. You will also get to see the sunset as you also get to see the park coming to life as other species making their way from their hiding spots.