Want to go on Rwanda safaris? Situated in East Central Africa, Rwanda is one of the smallest countries on the African continent. First to its attractions are the mountain gorillas, a rare critically endangered species of the great apes that stays within the perimeter of Volcanoes National Park. Second to its attractions are the landscapes. The various landscapes in this small green country are truly breathtaking. Many tourists who have gone on Safaris to Rwanda before have reflected on the country's physical beauty and claimed it among the best in Africa. Rwanda has five of the 8 Virunga massif and these include; Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo. These mountains offer one of the best mountaineering challenges in the East African region. Rwanda does not have so much offer in terms of tourism but the few of its activities are worth your endeavors. The Rwanda tourism industry isn't diverse enough. Gorilla tourism (gorilla trekking) is the best safari activity the country has to offer and accounts for over $90% of the Rwanda's annual trips. Allow us introduce you to Rwanda with our Rwanda safari holiday packages. We are one of the most affordable Rwanda tours and travel operators you will come across. See some of our Rwanda safari packages below.
Rwanda is one of the most welcoming countries you will ever come across. The locals are quite welcoming and peaceful. Tourists are given a special kind of treatment in different ways. Rwanda safari parks have the best road networks among st all east African national parks. The roads are smooth and well maintained. The country’s size comes as an advantage to many tourists as it makes it easy to connect between areas. Volcanoes National Park (Home of Rwanda gorillas) is just 2 hours away from Kigali. This is six hours shorter than the drive from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. This short distance has made it possible to carry out 1 day gorilla trips and 2 day gorilla trips. If you can afford the $1500 price tag on Rwanda gorilla permits then you should consider trekking from Volcanoes National Park.
Why go on Rwanda safari tours
Mountain gorilla trekking is the most popular safari activity in Rwanda. Rwanda gorillas are found in Volcanoes National Park in the northern province of the country. You need to purchase a gorilla permit to see these primates. Each permit costs $1500 and are sold on first come first serve basis. Wildlife viewing here is awesome too. Rwanda is among the few African countries with the big five game animals. These animals are found in Akagera National Park, in the eastern province of Rwanda. Down south lies Nyungwe Forest National Park, a safari park that shelters the largest montane forest in East Africa. Nyungwe Forest is a great place for chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda. For honeymooners, the breathtaking views of Lake Kivu are good enough to keep your relaxed and make you enjoy each of your moments.
When to visit Rwanda
Knowing when to visit a particular destination is a very important step in travel. The best time to visit Rwanda is during June to August and December to January. During such months, you will get to see wildlife in huge herds unlike the situation in cold months. These months also appear to be the most competitive hence, booking in advance is required. Travelling in the rainy season is still fine but solely depends on the luck of the day. You can still carry out your safari in the rainy season without a single drop of rainfall. However, if the day turns out bad, it can drizzle for the whole day and ruin your activity.
Gorilla Tourism in Rwanda
The biggest safari activity in Rwanda apparently is gorilla tourism. This should be your best reason to visit. Rwanda is not a good destination for game viewing even with the big five game animals in Akagera National Park. It is goldmine for primate tracking and mountaineering. Get in touch with us today for an awesome Rwanda safari package.