Leads you to the best of Rwanda in the shortest time possible. Rwanda is famous as the land of a thousand hills because its hilly landscapes that are blessed with an abundance of flora and fauna despite its small size. The country, infamously known for the 1994 Genocide during which nearly one million Tusi were killed, has had a complete turn around in the past years and has become one of the most progressive and fastest growing countries in Africa. During this growth phase, the country’s biodiversity has continuously remained intact, which has labelled it a popular and perfect destination at such a time! The country is punctuated with a variety of habitats that range from bamboo, moorland, acacia dotted savanna, areas of forest to mountainous landscapes. It is these suitable habitats and vegetation that act as home to a variety of species and wildlife to enhance their survival! Such wildlife include the big five, chimpanzees and most importantly the mountain gorillas, which are the prime attraction that majority of tourists are always interested in.
This 10 Days Highlights of Rwanda Safari will offer you experiences in the city of Kigali, during which you will enjoy wonderful views of the mountainous landscape. From here, you will visit the ethnographic museum in Huye shortly before proceeding to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Nyungwe contains 13 primate species that include chimpanzees, the Rwenzori colobus among others. For bird enthusiasts, the park is home to an estimated 280 bird species whose sounds and activities make the safari further pleasurable. While here, you will do chimpanzee tracking and have scenic views of nature during the canopy walk within the forests. From Nyungwe, you will drive to Kibuye for boat cruises on Lake Kivu, afterwhich you will transfer to Volcanoes National Park for the most Rwanda popular safari: Gorilla trekking. At Volcanoes, there over 400 mountain gorillas that are categorised into many families, 10 of which are habituated for tourism. While here, you will carry out gorilla trekking on one of the families. The sight at the gorillas playing, eating and conducting their daily activities is humbling! You will also do golden monkey trekking shortly before your transfer to Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda. Akagera National Park is the only park in Rwanda that contains typical savannah animals like the giraffes, lions, elephants among others. While here, you will do game drives during which you will have spectacular views of animals like antelopes, leopards among others. You will also visit Lake Ihema where you will have stunning views of hippos, crocodiles and birds.
This 10 Days Highlights of Rwanda Safari will give you a full Rwanda experience from the big game safari in the east, the primates adventure in the south, cultural experiences and the mountain gorilla expedition in the north.
Taking this safari will offer you an opportunity to see various animals including leopards, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, lions, antelopes, and birds. You will see all these during a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel as well as game drive.
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