Things to Do on a Rwanda Safari

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A safari to Rwanda is ever the best as the country is blessed with very many tourist attractions, so it’s up to you to choose from a variety of these many attractions. Some of Rwanda attractions vary from park to park as each park has its own unique features. The country is gifted with three recognized national park and these entire park can be seen if you decide to stay in Rwanda at least 6 days, you can enjoy all the gifted creatures in these parks. For wildlife lovers, Visit Akagera national park, a park in Eastern Uganda that hosts incredible game. This park is blessed with very many wildlife species some of them can be seen elsewhere in the world. It’s blessed with over 54 mammal species include buffalo, lion, Elephant, Hippo, Bush buck, Water buck, Reed buck, Warthogs, Hyena, among others.

Rwanda’s Nyungwe national park is known as a premium places in the world for chimpanzee tracking/trekking, chimps share almost 98% of human DNA the park is located in the southwestern part of Rwanda, over 13 species of primates live in this park. chimpanzee is the major highlight, other species include the black and white colobus monkey, golden monkey, red tailed monkey, baboon, civet monkey, owl-faced monkey, more than 300 Colobus monkeys, mona monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys the list is endless, chimpanzee tracking safaris are available to this park among other interesting adventurous activities like forest walk, bird watching safaris and community walks to the neighboring communities.

Gorilla tracking is the major interestingadventure in Rwanda. It is done in the volcanoes national park and gorilla trips range from one day and above. Volcanoes national park is just about 2-3 hours’ drive from the Kigali Rwanda’s capital and largest city. The park is situated in the northwestern part of Rwanda. Access to the park can also be available in Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Whenever Rwanda is mentioned, people’s mind rush to these endangered mountain gorillas making it the king thought after and an interesting tourist activity in Rwanda. Mountain gorillas are regarded as endangered species as in the world there are only 880 remaining mountain gorillas in the world shared by three countries that’s Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Many travelers prefer tracking in Rwanda as they can be easily accessible than those living in the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and in the Virunga park in DRC making Rwanda the leading mountain gorilla tracking safari destination in the world. Any safari to Rwanda without gorilla tracking is regarded as incomplete.

on any Rwandan safari expect to see a variety of species of birds, Rwanda is a home to almost 1/3 of Africa’s bird species , each park house plenty of them, for bird lovers is a must visit. A must not miss to see species of birds include Papyrus gonolek, shoebill stock, the Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Mountain Sooty Boubou, Rwenzori Batis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Archer’s Robin-chat, Rwenzori Hill Babbler, Grauer’s Rush, Neumann’s and Grauer’s Warbles, Masked Mountain Apalis, Stripe-breasted and many others.

Other interesting tourist attraction within Rwanda include mountain hiking including sabyinyo and Karisimbi, Golden monkey tracking these are also known as endangered primate, visiting the genocide memorial site, cultural sites, marketing places, the national museum, among other interesting places, for more information about rwanda and safari activities check on our website www.gorillasafarisadventure.com.

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