Rwanda Tours Overview
Rwanda has long been seen as the premiere destination for gorilla tracking, but today more than ever there are dozens of reasons to extend your stay, starting with the 13 species of primates and East Africa’s only canopy walk, all to be found in the dense rainforests of Nyungwe Forest National Park. Still, it’s hardly a surprise that Rwanda developed its reputation for Gorillas experts estimate that there are only 780 mountain gorillas still in existence anywhere on earth, and one third of these majestic creatures can be found in Volcanoes National Park alone. With the recent reintroduction of lions to Akagera National Park in the east, Rwanda has truly come into its own as a full-fledged safari destination, and to top it all off, it’s not even a day’s drive between each of these world-class attractions.
EXPERIENCES IN MUSANZE / VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park that is termed as one of the unforgettable experience not to miss when given a chance, Although you will have been well assured that the gorillas are habituated, chances are you have never seen one, habituated or otherwise, the experience is exciting and your trekking is quite enjoyable through the forest. Your anxiety will probably go away when you finally come face to face with the gorillas and playful young ones that might occasionally astray closer than expected then realize you have nothing to fear.
Musanze Cave Tour
While visiting Volcanoes national park, have the chance to tour the Musanze Caves two kilometers long underneath it’s such both exciting and scaly activity that you will need to experience while in volcanoes National Park.
The culture of Rwanda is a very diversified and it has a unified state since pre-colonial times unlike many countries in Africa. It not only includes the population of Rwanda but also Kinyarwanda speaking people in the neighboring states particularly Uganda and Congo.There are 3 main ethnic groups in the Rwandan culture namely Hutu, Tusi and the Twa
Karisoke Reasearch Centre
Dr. Dian Fossey founded the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda’s Virungas Mountains in 1967, to protect and study the endangered mountain gorillas. Although Fossey’s life was cut short, her work has continued through the Karisoke Research Center and grown into conservation efforts for other wildlife and programs for people who live near the gorillas, The incredible visit is both emotional and Intellectual learning about someone who was so dedicated and left legacy that exist even Today.
Mt Bisoke Hike
The Bisoke hike is guided, This hike climbs to the top of Mt. Bisoke, It is a strenuous and challenging and if you’re going for it, it’s best to set aside a full day to do only the hike as it requires you to have energy. You will be advised not to attempt this hike if you are unfit because you may stop halfway and turn back. Once at the top, it’s very beautiful and totally worth the effort, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the forest and the Crater Lake.
Golden Monkey Trekking
The rare Golden Monkeys that live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes, The habituation has helped them to overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit, They are very active creatures, and jump from tree to tree which is really interesting and a little difficult to photograph! The golden monkey trek is worth going for while in Volcanoes National Park and if you’re interested in wildlife, this is a rare and delightful experience not to be missed!
EXPERIENCES IN AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is the largest National park in Rwanda that is found in the North east edge of the country covering 1,085km, This National Park was founded in 1934, it boarders Tanzania and incorporates Akagera River, This is one of the National Park that is diverse and scenic of Africa in terms of Landscape and one where you can drive for some hours without encountering another vehicle.
Game Drive – Akagera
A game drive in Akagera National Park is one thing you shouldn’t miss, this offers the very splendors experience, enjoy to see a variety of species some in a big number and while others will be spotted one by one or in small groups, If your wildlife lover then you don’t have to miss this experience.
Bird Watching – Akagera & Beyond
Birding safaris are popular amongst regular visitors and the immense variety and abundance of species will not fail to impress. From the vast concentrations of waterfowl to the myriad of savanna species, there is never a dull moment, with more than 500 species recorded in Akagera. Serious birders can seek out several endemic species.
Boat Cruise – Lake Ihema
Once u stepped in this park, you don’t want to miss this awesome view in the Boat in the Lake Ihema, while enjoying this view, expect to see a huge number of hippos and the thrilled outsized Crocodile, and this is a good chance also for the Bird lovers where you will find a number of water birds.