Rwanda Safaris and Tours : Rwanda offers a great number of safaris all depending on guest’s interests. Get to take on a primate tour, cultural tour, leisure tour, or a wildlife tour on your Rwanda safari. Rwanda is strategically located in the Albertine Rift one of the most biologically diverse rift and this has added to the beauty of the features of Rwanda. Rwanda is a pure haven of plant and animal life highlighting the mountain gorillas.
Rwanda has an estimated population of about 13.4 million Rwandan people as of 2021 living on an area of 26,338 square kilometers making a densely populated land. Most of the population of Rwanda is living in the rural areas and this is about the same area where the national parks of Rwanda are located. This country has a dark past of the 1994 Rwanda genocide however this small country has had much recovery and growth since those tragic events.
Rwanda is currently a stable, peaceful and very clean city so you are sure of enjoying your visit to any part of the country. The people of Rwanda are very calm and welcoming to visitors and are always willing to share their culture and this has earned the country the name the “Remarkable Rwanda”. There are a few destinations that guests coming to Rwanda can look forward to and here are a number of these.
- The Volcanoes national park
The Volcanoes national park is one of the most visited places by tourists in Rwanda and the major reason is to take part of the mountain gorilla trekking. The Volcanoes national park is located in the greater Virunga massif, in the north western part of the country. The Volcanoes national park is a world heritage site and this is because of its bio diverse state. The Virunga massif is a home to 600 of the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world.
Besides the mountain gorillas, the Volcanoes national park is a home to the endangered golden monkeys, the home to five of the Virunga volcanic mountains, about 178 bird species and was also the base of the research center of the much celebrated primatologist Dian Fossey. This volcanoes national park is also considered the most accessible gorilla trekking destination as it is only 2 hours from the Kigali International airport. There are a number of safari packages that you may choose from, Rwanda Safaris and Tours.
- Akagera national park
The Akagera national park is the savannah park of Rwanda and is the only one of its kind in this country. The Akagera national park is currently under the management of the African Parks and it has had a number of changes and major improvements as this was the most affected park during the Rwanda genocide and one where poaching was most common.
The Akagera national park’s wildlife has regrown, is thriving and you can spot the Big 5 animals and more on your visit to this park. This open savannah land is a home to the surviving savannah animals in Rwanda.
- Nyungwe forest national park
The Nyungwe forest national park is another of the Rwanda national parks and this one is famous for being home to the endangered chimpanzee species and other 13 primates such as the black and white colobus monkey, angola colobus to mention but a few which are 25% of the total primate species of the continent. The Nyungwe forest is also a great destination for your Rwanda safari because of its great canopy walk way bridge.
The Nyungwe forest national park is also a birder’s haven as it has recorded about 275 bird species within its territory , Rwanda Safaris and Tours.
Kigali city is the first city one gets to land into as it is the base of the Kigali International airport. The Kigali city is the capital city of Rwanda and is the hub for business, commercial buildings and this city has also been recognized as the cleanest city in Africa.
Kigali city has a number of attractions such as the Mount Kigali, Fazenda Sengha, and also the Kigali Genocide memorial ground which is usually a first stop or a last stop for all guests on a Rwanda safari.
- Lake Kivu
Take a visit to the Lake Kivu, one of the lakes in Rwanda, and enjoy the cool breeze of this lake. The Lake Kivu is a Great Lake and is shared by Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo and is Africa’s eight largest lake and is the deepest lake in Rwanda and Africa’s eighteenth. Take on a boat ride or kayak or even swim in this lake. The other lakes of Rwanda to not miss out on are Lake Ihema in the Akagera national park for its large hippo’s concentration.
Seasons of Rwanda
It is very important to know the seasons of the destination. Rwanda has tropical highland climate and these range from about 12 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius. The country has only two seasons which are the dry season and the rainy seasons. The dry season runs from June to September and later in the year from December to February.
The rainy season of Rwanda runs from March to May then later from October to mid December. Both seasons have their advantage and our tours are available for booking through out the year.