Adventure activities in Rwanda

Adventure activities in Rwanda are very amazing and fascinating trips around the country as you explore the wilderness and its features. Rwanda is the tourism hub in Africa where tourists across the world are visiting because of the different tourist attractions it has and tour packages that are being sold which are quite engaging, adventurous and they cater for the different budgets of tourist. To some people, Rwanda is known for the 1994 Rwanda genocide but the country is better now and it is a safe destination because the country is determined to maintain the safety of Rwanda for both the locals and the visitors.  During your Rwanda tour, there are a number of adventure activities in Rwanda that can be carried out and these include the following; 

Adventure Activities in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park is one of the rewarding adventure activities that can be carried out in Rwanda where tourists will have an amazing time while one of your primate safaris in Rwanda. The activity involves tourists hiking the different virunga mountains where you will find the different Rwanda gorilla families. On the different mountains, you will find the different families which include the Agashya gorilla family, Susa gorilla family, Hirwa gorilla family, Ugenda gorilla family which is a very mobile gorilla family that usually migrates to mgahinga national park in Uganda. With gorilla trekking, tourists will have one hour with the gorillas where they will take pictures of the gentle giants, observe their behavior in the wild co-existence with one another among other interesting facts about gorillas in volcanoes national park.

Hiking the Virunga Mountains

Hiking the Virunga Mountains is another adventure activity that can be carried out in Volcanoes national park. There are five virunga mountains in volcanoes national park that can be hiked within the park and these include; Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Bisoke and Mount Karisimbi where you will have exceptional views while at the summit and along the slopes of the different Virunga Mountains. Some of the views that can be seen on the summits of the different mountains include Lake Kivu, the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, the golden monkeys, mountain gorillas, Dian Fossey’s grave among other features.

Canopy walk 

Nyungwe national park is commonly known for chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda because a number but there is more to the park than chimpanzee trekking because there are other activities that can be carried out within the park like hiking on the different trails in Nyungwe national park and among the different trails in Nyungwe National Park, there is the igishigishigi trail where you can find the canopy walkway where you will have amazing adventures while in the park. During canopy walk, tourists will have exceptional views of the park where you will get the chance to see a number of primate species like the chimpanzees, different monkey species like red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys swinging in the tree branches.

Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzee trekking is another adventure activity that can be carried out in Rwanda in Nyungwe National Park. Nyungwe national park is one of the best destination where primate safaris in Rwanda. The park is a home to over 1000 chimpanzees making it the perfect place to visit when you are interested in chimpanzee trekking. There are two habituated chimpanzee troops that can be trekked and the first troop is located in Cyamudongo forest and the other in the Nyungwe forest.  The activity begins early morning where you will head into the forest s for your tracking activity to be carried out. 

As you make your way to the chimpanzees, you will hear loud hoots and this will be an indicator that you are close to the primate species as you get to a troop, you will spend as much time as allocated on your activity. With the encounters with the chimpanzees, you will observe their behavior in the wild from their feeding patterns, their playtime, sleeping time among other interesting features.

Tracking the big five animals

While in Rwanda, you can participate in the adventure activity of tracking the big five animals in Akagera National Park, a park where you will have the most amazing adventure while on your Rwanda tour. Akagera National Park is home to all the five namely the lion, elephant, Rhinos, buffalos and the leopards that can be seen during the different game drives in Akagera National Park. 

During the morning game drives, you get the chance to see a number of early risers but the some of the big five animals that can be seen during the morning game drives include; the elephants and the buffalos that are seen near the shores of lake Ihema and the elephants and rhinos can be seen grazing in the plains and quenching thirst from the lake. In the evening or nocturnal game drives, you will have the chance to see the carnivores like the leopards and lions while they hunt for their prey which is usually the Uganda kobs, impalas, topis among other herbivores within the park.

Adventure Activities in Rwanda
Rhino in Akagera National Park – Adventure Activities in Rwanda

Cultural encounters

During Rwanda cultural tours you will have the chance to visit a number of different cultural villages where you will participate in a number of adventure activities that you will find engaging. Among the different cultural villages that can be visited include the Ibyiwacu cultural village which can be visited during your cultural encounters in Volcanoes national park. As you visit Ibyiwacu cultural village you will get to participate in a number of activities like butter making, banana beer making, millet bread making, milking the cows which are quite engaging and interesting activities that will enable you to know more about the culture of Rwanda. Still, at the cultural village, you will be entertained by the dancers with their famous Rwanda cultural dances.

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