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Rwanda Wildlife Safaris | Ultimate Rwanda Tours (Packages) 2023
Rwanda Wildlife Safaris are fantastic excursions that tourists who choose to visit Rwanda or Tour Rwanda can take part in. The country is also referred to as the “land of a thousand hills,” and within these hills are numerous species of wildlife that may pique your interest. These famous and endangered mountain gorillas, which can be seen in Volcanoes National Park during an activity called “Rwanda gorilla trekking,” “Rwanda gorilla safari,” or “Rwanda gorilla tours,” are just one of the many species of wildlife that can be found in Rwanda. In order to participate in the gorilla trekking experience, tourists travel from all over the country.
Rwanda Wildlife Safaris Tour Experience
Another park in Rwanda that is well-known for housing the Chimpanzee species is Nyungwe Forest, National Park. Numerous tourists participate in the well-known Chimpanzee Trekking activity on the Rwanda Wildlife Safaris. In addition, Nyungwe Forest National Park is well-known for its hiking trails, which allow visitors to explore the thick forest and observe a variety of wildlife species, including bird species. The canopy walkway, a suspended bridge 60 meters above the ground, enhances the birding safari in Nyungwe. On the canopy walkway, you can get a better view of the park’s other primate species, which are higher up in the trees.
The incredible Akagera National Park is a blessing for Rwanda wildlife safaris tour lovers. This is the only national savannah park with a variety of mammal species and aquatic wildlife in the park’s lakes. Visitors to Akagera National Park can see animals like the Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, and leopards. You will also be able to see giraffes, various antelopes, zebras, and other animals on your Rwanda Wildlife Safaris tour. There are a variety of activities offered to allow you to interact with the wildlife, such as game drives throughout the park, boat cruises on Lake Ihema, sport fishing to observe aquatic wildlife, and bird watching for bird lovers. When you book your Rwanda wildlife safaris tour or Rwanda gorilla trekking safari with Deks Uganda safaris, you can relax and enjoy the amazing Rwanda wildlife safaris holiday.
About The Wildlife of Rwanda
Rwanda’s National Parks are home to a wide range of animal species. Rwanda wildlife safaris tour is so fascinating because it is one of only three countries in the world where mountain gorillas live. Uganda and Congo are the other countries with mountain gorillas. Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks in Uganda are home to mountain gorillas. They can be found in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who lost her life defending mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, was responsible for the protection of gorillas there. Dian Fossey turned into a legend and has her grave in the national park. It has become piece of the sightseers’ attractions as the Rwanda visit can be to go for the Dian Fossey Climb.
Where to Go for Rwanda Wildlife Safaris Tour Holidays
Akagera National Park
The only savannah wildlife safaris tour destination in Rwanda is Akagera National Park. Over 8,000 wild animals live in the national park, which was established in 1934. Around 25 black eastern rhinos, 100 savannah elephants, 80 Rothschild giraffes, and over 500 bird species are habituated in the park. The savannah grasslands, swamps, woodland, lakes, and marshland that make up the majority of Akagera national park‘s 1,122 square kilometers are the park’s main attractions. Within its boundaries are ten lakes that visitors can explore on a boat cruise.
What to Do in Akagera National Park?
Guided Game Drives
For both day and night game drives, Akagera park offers guided game drives for $30 and $40 per person, respectively. During your game drive on Rwanda wildlife safaris tout in the park, you should keep eye out for great adventures. On the game drive, you will spot lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, rhinos, hippos, and a plethora of other animals. If you want to see animals that only come out at night, night game drives are fully recommended.
The majority of boat cruise tours in Akagera national park take place on Lake Ihema. Because of its large number of crocodiles and hippos, it is the largest lake in the national park.
Nature Walks with a Guide:
Akagera national park guided nature walks are a great way for visitors to walk around the park. Get a chance to see the various plant, insect, and bird species that live in the national park.
In addition, visitors to Akagera national park can engage in the following activities: walk the line, behind-the-scenes tours, fishing on Lake Shakani, bird watching, community tours, and other activities
Where to Stay in Akagera National Park?
Visitors to Akagera national park can stay in the following locations: Vintage Cottages, Karenge Bush Camp, Magashi Safari Camp, Akagera Game Lodge, Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Akagera Resort and Country Club, Nyagasambu realm beach hotel, and
How to Get to Akagera National Park?
In Rwanda, Akagera national park is about 110 kilometers from Kigali city. It takes about two and a half hours to drive there by road. If you want to fly to the park, Akagera Aviation Company can arrange a charter flight from Kigali International Airport to the park.
Volcanoes National Park
Rwandan tourists who want to go gorilla trekking should go to Volcanoes National Park. There are approximately 480 mountain gorillas living in the park, making it famous for their presence. Volcanoes National Park is home to approximately 17 Gorilla groups, of which only 10 can be tracked by tourists and seven are used for research. Kinigi, a small village near Musanze town, serves as the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park.
What to Do in Volcanoes National Park?
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
On wildlife safaris to Rwanda, gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes national park is such an amazing and wonderful activity. In Rwanda, you can reserve a permit for gorilla trekking for $1,500. There are approximately ten groups of habituated gorillas in the national park that tourists can track.
Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
The majority of Rwanda’s gorilla trekking safaris involve tourists hiking through dense forests. Some of which have steep and icy slopes; thereby requiring gorilla trekkers to be mentally and physically fit and prepared for the adventurous and somewhat challenging activity.
In Volcanoes National Park, gorilla trekking is done in groups of eight people per group. The trekkers are only given an hour to spend among the gorillas once they locate a family.
Golden Monkey Tracking
One of the special experiences available in Volcanoes National Park is golden monkey trekking. The bamboo rainforests of the Virunga Massif, which is shared by Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo, are dominated by golden monkeys.
In Volcanoes National Park, there are two habituated groups of golden monkeys with a total of 80 individuals. The park’s headquarters in Kinigi is where golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park begins at seven in the morning. The price of a golden monkey trekking permit in Uganda and Rwanda is lower than in Uganda.
Climbing Volcanoes – Mount Bisoke, Sabyinyo, and Karisimbi
One of the most thrilling and adventurous activities available in Volcanoes National Park is volcano climbing. The Virunga Massif is made up of extinct volcanic mountains in the national park. Some of these mountains are used for hiking expeditions, and Bisoke, Sabyinyo, and Karisimbi Mountains.
When tourists go hiking Mount Karisimbi, they can see bird species, animals like mountain gorillas and forest elephants, and insects. On the mountain’s summit, visitors who hike Bisoke can take in sights like Crater Lake.
Take A Hike To Dian Fossey’s Grave:
Visitors to the national park can take a hike to Dian Fossey’s grave and stop by the Karisoke Research Centre, where she conducted her research. In Volcanoes National Park, she was buried alongside her beloved gorilla, Digit.
You can also pay to hike to Musanze Caves, which are inside the Volcanoes Park, when you visit the park. About 65 million years ago, a volcanic eruption caused these caves to form.
The Rwanda Development Board opened the Musanze caves to the general public and tourists in 2013. Cave bats live in the lushly green, rock-carved caves that stretch for about 2 kilometers. Equipment are made available to tourists who visit the caves. Boots, gloves, a face mask, a helmet, and a head cap
Iby’iwacu Cultural Village
Volcanoes National Park is just a few kilometers away from the Iby’ iwacu cultural village. The village lets people know about the amazing culture of Rwanda. Visitors to this cultural village can engage in hands-on activities like making traditional crafts. Watch dance performances by the local dance group while learning about Rwanda’s rich cultural history. The majority of performers in the communities are reformed poachers who now actively participate in national park conservation projects.
Where to Stay in Volcanoes National Park?
The following accommodations are available for overnight stays for visitors to the national park: Bisate Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Kinigi Guesthouse, and Gorilla Volcanoes Lodge are some of the other accommodations.
How to Get to Volcanoes National Park?
Volcanoes National Park can be reached by road from either Kigali City or the town of Gisenyi. Tourists can go gorilla trekking and return to Kigali on the same day because the drive to the national park takes about two hours.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park is situated in the western piece of Rwanda. The rain forest that makes up the national park, which is a part of the well-known Nyungwe forest. It covers approximately 1020 square kilometers. Since its inception in 2005, the park has been home to more than 300 species of birds, 75 species of mammals, and 13 primate species. Because of this, the national park is a great place for visitors who love adventure and are curious.
What to Do in Nyungwe Forest National Park?
At least 25% of Africa’s primate species are found in Nyungwe Forest National Park. The majority of its chimpanzees are habituated. One of the most memorable aspects of a visit to Nyungwe Forest national park is trekking with chimpanzees.
Chimpanzee Tracking Permits to Nyungwe Forest National Park
A chimpanzee trekking permit costs $90 per person and allows for an activity that lasts between two and six hours. The following three major locations serve as the starting points for tracking: Gisakura, Uwinka, and Kitabi
Black and White Colobus Monkey Tracking
About 400 black and white colobus monkeys live in Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda. Costing $60, these colobus monkeys can be tracked for two to five hours with one hour of direct contact.
Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
The two-hour Nyungwe Forest canopy walk begins at the Uwinka headquarters. Participants in this activity will be required to pay a fee of $60 per person. As part of the canopy walk, visitors can also take in breathtaking views of the forest’s landscape.
Nyungwe Forest Walk
Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park is a haven for hikers. The forest has 13 hiking trails and costs $40 for an excursion that can take anywhere from one to eight hours.
Birding in Nyungwe Forest
Over 300 different species of birds can be viewed by tourists in the national park, including; among them are the strange weaver, Chapin’s fly catcher, Rockefeller’s sunbird, and Archer’s Robin Chat. The daily fee for birding in Nyungwe Forest National Park is $50 per person.
Hike to the Isumo Waterfalls
A guided hike to the renowned Isumo waterfalls is another option available to visitors to the national park. The falls, which have a height of 17 meters, offer visitors fantastic views of some caves and even the Kamiranzovu swamp. Tourists will have the opportunity to observe unique tree and plant species, birds, butterflies, snakes, and wildflowers on some hiking trails.
When compared to other head trails in the national park, there are hiking trails that begin at car park 1 and car park 2, which may offer shorter hikes.
While they are in Nyungwe Forest National Park, tourists can also participate in the following.
Additional activities: Guided hike on the Congo Nile, a three-day hike; as well as camping in the woods.
Where to Stay in Nyungwe Forest National Park?
In and around Nyungwe Forest National Park, accommodations include: Gisakura Guesthouse, Nyungwe Top View Hotel, and the One & Only Nyungwe Forest Lodge are among others.
How to get to Nyungwe Forest National Park?
The city of Kigali can be reached by road to Nyungwe Forest National Park. The city center is about 225 kilometers away from the national park.
The primary point of entry into Rwanda is Kigali City, which is located in the country. The city is strategically located in the country’s center. It is surrounded by numerous green hills, clean streets, and streets that are well-paved. As a result of the country’s ban on polythene bags, tourists entering the Rwanda for wildlife safaris are fully screened to ensure that no polythene bags are smuggled in.
There are Interesting Things to See in Kigali City.
Genocide Memorial Visit in Kigali
Pictures and other belongings of victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda are on display in this memorial center. Visitors to the Kigali genocide memorial center are taken through the tragic events that led to and ended the genocide. The center’s main goal is to show visitors how the country has come out of its dark past. And how important it is to keep peace and unity in any society.
Additionally, the following genocide memorials are open to tourists across the nation: Memorials for the Nyamata, Nyanza, Ntarama, Gisenyi, Burambi, and Nyaruhuye genocides have been established.
Camp Kigali Rwanda:
Other historical sites in Rwanda that tourists can visit to learn about the 1994 Rwanda Genocide is Camp Kigali. During the genocide, ten Belgian soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission died at the campsite. Visitors can take a tour of the camp’s small museum as well as the stone monuments built in memory of each Belgian soldier killed in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Village of Umusambi:
One of the educational and conservation sites in Kigali is the Umusambi village. The KinyaRwanda word “Umusambi,” which refers to a grey-crowned crane, is the source of the name of this tourist destination. Over fifty Grey Crowned Cranes have been rescued from illegal wildlife trade and given sanctuary in the village’s restored wetland. Because it is only eight minutes away from Kigali International Airport, it is an excellent spot for a quick excursion.
Center for Women of Nyamirambo:
The Nyamirambo walking tour is included in the majority of Rwanda Wildlife Safaris offered by Deks Uganda Safaris. Visitors can take a Rwanda tour of this cultural district with the charming and welcoming women from the Nyamirambo women’s center here. While they are at the women’s center, visitors can participate in the following activities. Visitors can take part in classes for making crafts, dancing, and cooking with the women of the area.
While on vacation in Kigali, tourists can also visit the following locations. Azizi Life Boutique, the Caplaki craft village, the Kimironko market, and numerous others.
Additional Facts About Rwanda.
Rwanda’s Religious Background
The country of Rwanda is extremely religious and conservative. The majority of Rwandans belong to Christian denominations, with 56.7% being Catholic, 26% being Anglican, 11.1% being Adventist, and 4.6% being Muslim. Traditional indigenous religions are still practiced by a small number of Rwandans.
Are Rwandans able to be housed?
A ton of guests going to Rwanda, particularly solo voyagers, frequently can’t help thinking about how cordial local people in Rwanda are! Well, you no longer have to wonder. As is required by Rwandan culture, Rwandans are generally hospitable and extremely welcoming, particularly to visitors and foreigners. In Rwanda, as in many African cultures, it is customary for the host to warmly welcome the guest.
Currency Used in Rwanda Wildlife Safaris
The Rwandan Franc is Rwanda’s official currency. However, the country accepts the following other currencies: the Euro, the pound sterling, the US dollar, and others. Any commercial bank or forex bureau in the country can always exchange travelers’ cash for the Rwandan franc. The following are examples of forex exchange bureaus and banks in Rwanda: Bank of Kigali, I&M Bank, Equity Bank, Eco Bank of Rwanda, Kenya Commercial Bank (KBC), NCBA Bank, Urwego Opportunity Bank, Development Bank of Rwanda, Co-operative Bank of Rwanda, Zigama CSS, Western Union, and a lot of other banks are among them.
What Languages are spoken in Rwanda Wildlife Safaris?
In Rwanda, the following languages are used as official languages: Swahili, French, KinyaRwanda, and English.
Rwandan Shopping Centers?
In Rwanda, craft shops and local markets can be found in shopping centers. During their time in the country, visitors can tour the following shopping centers: Among others are Caplaki Craft Village, Haute Baso, Azizi Life Boutique, Nyamirambo Women’s Center, and Kimironko Market.
Where Should You Hang out While You’re In Rwanda Wildlife Safaris?
Any one of the following spots in the country is a great place to unwind and unwind while on vacation in Rwanda. To name just a few, there is Coco Bean Nightclub, Le Bourbon Coffee, Planete Club, Republica Club, and K- Club.
During your wildlife safaris in Rwanda, there are also a few sandy beaches where you can unwind during the holiday. Included among the beaches are: Nyagasambu Realm Beach Resort, Palm Beach Resort, and Tam Tam Bikini Beach are all located in Gisenyi. These beaches are in the towns of Gisenyi, Cyangugu, and Kibuye, which are along the shores of Lake Kivu.
Rwanda’s Domestic Airport?
Kigali International Airport is the main entry point into Rwanda. In the eastern part of Kigali, the airport is in the suburb of Kanombe. By road, it is about 5 kilometers away from the city center of Kigali. Visitors to the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo provinces of Goma and Bukavu use the airport as a transit point.
Other Rwandan airports include; Butare International Airport in Butare, Kamembe International Airport in Cyangugu, Gisenyi International Airport, and Nemba International Airport are all in the Nyamata province. After months of lockdown as a result of the new coronavirus pandemic’s outbreak, all Rwandan airports have reopened. In order to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading, the Rwandan government has established stringent rules that must be followed by all visitors. Among the government-mandated preventative measures are: wearing a mask, washing one’s hands, checking one’s temperature, and maintaining the minimum social distance that is recommended of two meters.
Which Rwandan City Is Served By Which Airlines?
The following airlines offer flights to Kigali, a city in Rwanda: Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Rwanda Air, Kenya Airways, Brussels Airlines, and KLM are among the airlines.
How do I Reserve a Rwanda Visa?
Visitors to Rwanda can obtain a visa through a reputable travel agent or any number of embassies and consulates in their countries of origin. Visitors can, alternatively, obtain a Rwandan visa upon arrival at Kigali International Airport. An East African Visa, which entitles you to multiple entries into Uganda and Kenya in East Africa, costs $100, while a Rwandan visa costs $50.
Final Thoughts: For all the right reasons, Rwanda is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills. “The country’s tourism industry continues to expand rapidly and steadily; despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation still welcomes tourists. Therefore, rather than canceling your trip to Rwanda, simply alter your travel dates and return home to avoid the lockdown!
More About Rwanda Wildlife Safaris Tour Holidays
Nyungwe Forest, which is home to 12 primates, are one of the other wildlife species in Rwanda Wildlife Safaris. One of Nyungwe Forest National Park’s most popular activities is chimpanzee trekking.
In Akagera National Park, Rwanda also boasts other wildlife species like the Big Five safaris. The only savannah grassland national park in Rwanda. Akagera National Park is home to the Big Five—lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalos for Rwanda wildlife safaris. In Akagera National Park, you can also see giraffes, antelopes, zebras, and a plethora of other animals. With this large number of untamed life species, explorers can have the option to Rwanda Wildlife Safaris tour with us. Deks Uganda Safaris will deal with the entire safari for you to encounter Rwanda and its attractions.
Rwanda Tourism Industry – Rwanda Wildlife Safaris
Rwanda’s tourism industry has rapidly developed into a leading luxury wildlife safaris tour destination in the East and Central African Region in recent years. Rwanda is not only a well-known African destination for luxury wildlife safaris. But it is also a major business center on the continent. Hosting numerous international business summits and conferences in Kigali City, the country’s capital. Therefore, whether you are going to Rwanda for business or wildlife safaris, you are almost certainly going to have a wonderful and unforgettable time there.
About Rwanda Wildlife Safaris
Rwanda has been alluded to as the ‘Place that is known for 1,000 hills a result of her wonderful landscape, green-terraced slopes and mountains, ever-green woodlands and not failing to remember her perfectly clear lakes and streams that tenderly move through the open country and into her adjoining nations like Uganda. Rwanda is dominated by three ethnic cultural groups: the Tutsi, Hutu, and Twa, collectively referred to as pygmies.
During a Rwanda wildlife safaris tour, you can learn more about the migration of the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups to Rwanda. Which is believed to have occurred between 700 BC and 1500 AD. The Republic of Rwanda was ruled by Germany as a colony from 1885 until 1919, when it was handed over to Belgium. Rwanda was granted independence from the Belgian colonial government in 1962.
About the Historic Rwanda Genocide
The horrific Rwanda Genocide began on April 7, 1994, and more than 800,000 Rwandans were killed. The crash of the plane carrying H.E. Juvenal Habyarimana, the president of Rwanda then, set off the civil war. Cyprian Ntaryamira, the president of Burundi, was also in the aircraft. However, on July 15, 1994, the Rwanda Patriotic Front, led by H.E. Paul Kagame, defeated the Hutu rebels and restored peace to the country, bringing an end to the Rwandan genocide. Kagame was also sworn in as president of Rwanda at this event, a position he still holds today.
How Big Is Rwanda? – Rwanda Wildlife Safaris
With a total area of approximately 26,338 square kilometers, the Republic of Rwanda is a relatively small nation. According to the 2015 population census, approximately 11,262,564 people live in Rwanda. Uganda to the north, Burundi to the south, Tanzania to the east, and Congo is to the west of Rwanda. Rwanda is a landlocked nation. Tea and coffee are the country’s most important cash crops. Anyone who travels to Rwanda for wildlife safaris tour holiday can barely tell that a great tragedy. Political unrest once ruled this small and beautiful central African nation. Rwanda has moved past its dark and tragic past.
Rwanda’s Tourism Industry – Rwanda Wildlife Safaris
Rwanda’s tourism industry is expanding quickly. In 2010, Rwanda got 666,000 sightseers which brought about the travel industry income of $200 million. Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Arsenal Football Club, a soccer team based in London, signed a three-year partnership agreement to help promote Rwanda as a world-class tourism destination in Africa. The number of tourists visiting Rwanda for wildlife safaris tour has increased by 13% since the agreement was signed. With a 5% increase in visitors coming from the United Kingdom alone.
In addition, the board agreed to a three-year promotion deal with Paris Saint German (PSG), a club in France. According to RDB’s announcement, Rwanda had approximately 1.7 million visitors in the previous year and generated $2 billion from tourism that year.