Rwanda is one of the Africa’s landlocked countries whose fame centers on the 1994 genocide where more than 800000 lives were claimed within a period of about 3 months. The nastiest events in history and unforgettable moments in life. However, thanks to its tremendous transformation that this beautiful country has done all it takes to restore its legacy and vowed never again to experience what occurred at a time. It is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing countries in East Africa with its economy seriously at a boom. H.E. President Paul Kagame has been in power since 2000 and a lot has been done although he has been criticized for the 1994 Rwanda genocide. He has run this country since his rebel group ended the 1994 nasty event that took place between Hutus and Tutsis. To others, he is believed to be a visionary leader while on the other hand, he is also looked at as a despot who doesn’t tolerate any opposition.
Rwanda the beautiful land of great views full of unique adventure opportunities to observe Gorillas, chimpanzees and Golden monkeys in their natural environment without forgetting the lovely lake kivu beach,Napoleon island,cultural sites among others. The country attracts more than a million visitors a year for business, national celebration events, and travel holidays among others.
Planning a Safari in Rwanda
The major safari destinations include Akagera National Park which is famous for the big game (African elephants, buffaloes, Rhinos, lions and leopards) and many savanna grassland wildlife species; Volcanoes National Park the best destination for mountain gorilla trekking, Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking and Gishwati Mukura national park is its newly established park and to be opened in 2019. There are also five (5) volcanoes that are part of the eight Virunga Mountains most of which are ideal for hiking adventures. Safari activities for you to engage in Rwanda include biking, canopy walk, chimpanzee trekking, birding, game drives, gorilla trekking, boat tours and others. Other incredible places that are worth visiting include Lake Kivu, the twin Lakes a mention but a few. In addition, Rwanda also features a rare art and culture most of which is displayed in national museum, historical and archaeological sites,
Many tour operators sell nice and lovely safaris in Rwanda for both natural and man-made attractions to locals, plus foreign tourists. This all depend on Rwanda natural resources, variety land scape, climate and the rich culture despite the size. Most of Rwanda safari holidays include a visit to the famous mountain Gorillas in Ruhengeri and Lake Kivu as places which make Rwanda tours special and impressive. Also tourists chose trips according to their travel passion for example those who love Wildlife visit Akagera national park a place of complex mix lakes, animals, terrain and vegetation, beach & Leisure holidays are best done in Lake Kivu, Ihema, Muhazi Burera, Ruhondo and Nyabarongo river due to the presence of sports activities. However during a boat a tour a variety of bird species is spotted such us shoebill, herons, jacanas, sandpipers, plovers among others.
Rwanda caters for all tour interests that is culture, wildlife, primate, beach, honeymoon, birding with assurance of social comfort, rich cultural variety and a rare smile to all national parks and attractions. Rwanda tours are affordable and can fit any budget and time with the available range of packages on market. For those without time and on atight budget but feel like tracking the mountain Gorillas, a one day Gorilla tracking tour is best since you can get the adventure and save time and money.
You need tourism Visa to be part of Rwanda tours accepts citizens from particular countries at a cost of only 30$ dollars. The trip and its essentials need to be booked in advance to avoid inconveniences at the last minute and normally the total tour cost include the Gorilla tracking permits ,park entrance, transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography & touring, Full board accommodation, Full time English speaking professional driver/guide, All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary & Airport transfers But Excludes the Kigali hotel fees (the night before the safari and the night after the safari),Tips, Laundry services Beverages/Drinks, International flights, Visas, Items of a personal nature -other extras not detailed on your trip itinerary. It’s time to start moving and plan your tour holiday to a small size gifted wealth natural country in Africa. Several lodges & hotels are available in and near different attractions for all budgets.
You can get to this remarkable country of a thousand hills by road and air. By air, RwandAir is the country’s national flag carrier and operates in Africa and across border areas.