WILDLIFE SAFARIS RWANDA
Rwanda provides some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa, be it the dramatic Virunga volcanoes bordering Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo or the forest of Nyungwe, one of the enormous montane forests in Central Africa, natural habitat to chimpanzees and large groups of Colobus monkeys. Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) is situated in northwest Rwanda and is an area of thickly vegetated rainforest and bamboo providing shelter to endangered golden monkeys and approximately one third of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population. It is also where primologist Dian Fossey carried out her seminal work, and which was her adopted home and place of rest. Dian expressed the feeling of coming face-to-face with silverback mountain gorillas as “The expression in his eyes was unfathomable. Spellbound I returned his gaze – a gaze that seemed to combine elements of enquiry and acceptance.” It is an experience only those who have lived can fully understand.
Deep within the thickets of Nyungwe lies another gripping wildlife encounter. Here chimpanzee’s crash noisily through the forests, and witnessing these distant human relatives and their human-like behavior is another highlight of any Rwanda wildlife safari. Conservation also plays an important role in local tourism and there is a strong ethos of preservation of rare primates; many visitors find it rewarding to know that they are reinforcing the good work of the local organizations by contributing to park fees and permits.
Rwanda is also popular for game viewing tours! Akagera National Park, the only Savannah Park in the country is worthy to visit. On a game viewing tour through this park, there are high chances of encountering the unique wild game that include elephants, Buffaloes, hippo, waterbucks, zebras, Topi, giraffes, crocodile and elusive bird species.
Wildlife safaris are undoubtedly the area of expertise of the entire prime safaris and Tours Ltd team. With an experience of 10years, we understandably have unbeatable knowledge on all wildlife safaris so contact us and we shall organize for you memorable wildlife safari to Rwanda or Uganda.