Rwanda’s name may evoke memories of the horrific genocide that brutalized its citizens in 1994, but it’s all history now because the country has embraced a promising and dynamic future. Rwanda is a stable country that has embraced tourism as a key contributor to the economy and travelers are warmly welcomed there.
Rwanda, also known as the Land of a Thousand Hills (Le Pays des Mille Collines) is one of the best Africa safari destinations with endless mountains in a scenically stunning little country. It is a fabulous destination for wildlife and adventure. In the forests that cover these striking mountains, lies the various mountain gorilla that attract travelers for Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris or gorilla tours in Rwanda. Mountain gorillas can be trekked in the Virunga Volcanoes National Park in the northwest.
Tourists interested in more adventure on their Rwanda safari beyond the gorillas always add other destinations in Rwanda on their safari itineraries. Some of the destinations to include on a short Rwanda gorilla safari include the capital city of Rwanda; Kigali. Travelers usually enjoy Kigali city tours for it helps them learn about Rwanda’s sorrowful past as well as its cultural history. Visitors depending on time visit the Rwanda genocide memorial, Rwanda’s National Museums, craft centers, markets and many others depending on their interest.
Visit Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s great lakes on your safari Rwanda. It is a concealed treasure in Rwanda that has one of the best inland beaches on the continent. While there, you can undertake a boat cruise along the lake. You will see several birds, you will enjoy the fresh natural air as you take photos for your Africa safari memories.
Nyungwe Forest National Park protects extensive tracts of montane rainforest, and is home to a good number of primates however it is mostly famous for Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safaris and the canopy walk.
Akagera National park is famous for Rwanda wildlife safaris for it is home to the big five game. This park lies in eastern Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania. Characterized by woodland, swamps, low mountains and savannah this park shelters wildlife including zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions and hundreds of bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork. In the southern part of the park, vast Lake Ihema is home to hippos and crocodiles. A game drive in this park is like opening a present for memories. Each game drive holds a full new surprise as nature reveals its treasures in form of wonders that are so scenic, the wildlife like buffalos, antelopes including; the elands, topis, Maasai girafffes, monkeys, savannah birds, civets, leopards, the hyenas, as well as the several cats.
You can also extend your Rwanda safari by adding a Uganda gorilla safari, Uganda wildlife safari, a Tanzania wildlife safari, a Kenya wildlife safari, a Congo gorilla trekking safari, a Kampala city tour, a Jinja city tour and many more Africa safari tours.