Rwanda is one of the east African countries located at the heart of the Albertine rift valley. It is a neighbor to countries like Uganda in the north, Burundi in the south, Tanzania in the east and Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. Even though it neighbors such countries, Rwanda remains a land-locked country. In other words, it covers an area of 26,338 square kilometers and is famously known as the "land of thousand hills". It got its slogan due to the numerous mountains and hills and other beautiful sceneries found in the country.
Rwanda is the top most known country for being clean and it takes the first position almost in the whole of Africa. It is blessed with four national parks therefore, those planning to have a safari should worry less. Such national parks include volcanoes national Park, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe and lastly Gishwati-Mukura national park.
A lot of attractions in Rwanda can be spotted such as mountain gorillas which are the great apes, golden monkeys, various bird species, beautiful sceneries and many more that will not miss while on your luxury safari to Rwanda.
In addition to the above, you can do as many activities as you can just depending on your time such as gorilla trekking which is only carried out in volcanoes national Park and experience more about these great apes. For more remembrance to participate or carry out this activity you must present a document known as a gorilla permit that allows you to be a present with them. It's the most interesting activity where you see these primates grooming each other, climbing up in the trees and other amazing behaviors.
Not only gorilla trekking but they are also other amazing activities done in different protected areas, for example, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park and golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park. All these three activities are based on primates that give nice and interesting sightings.
On top of the above, hiking is the best experience, especially in volcanoes national Park where you explore the tomb of legendary scientist Dian Fossey who died when she was on her research about gorillas. Since this activity is done by passing through the forest, lots of bird species are recorded, beautiful flowers, and other forest creatures like warthog, duiker, and also high chances of spotting forest elephants. You can also opt to visit the Dian Fossey gorilla fund that remained in control of running gorilla research.
While planning for a luxury safari in Rwanda, don’t forget to carry vital equipment to use. Talk of the rain gears since weather in Africa is unpredictable such as rain jackets, sunscreen, insect repellants, binoculars to view distant animals, cameras to take photos for remembrance while back home, strong hiking shoes and many others for the best of your safari.
Very many travelers normally ask what could be the best time to have a luxury safari in Rwanda;
Some say it's during dry season others say rain season but the fact is that there's no best time to travel. The reason is during the dry season all trails are reachable hence giving easy accessibility, the vegetations are dry giving a great view but remember all water animals will not be on the ground apart from river banks and shores of the lakes.
In rain season most visitors do not travel and national parks and hotels normally offer discounts hence a chance to budget travelers, all vegetations are green giving a nice look, therefore, we normally recommend that there's no best time to travel it's just depending on someone's choice and plan.
Rwanda is a land-locked country that can't stop being accessible and it can be by air transport directly at Kigali international airport and by using land borders.
Therefore, for more inquiries and information about a luxury safari in Rwanda, contact and book with us today for the best experience.