Rwanda Safari Places To Visit
OVERVIEW OF RWANDA TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
Welcome to Rwanda Travel Destinations! Rwanda “the land of a thousand hills” with its endless expansive lush mountains and diverse natural beauty, lies in great lakes region of Central Africa and boasts moderate climate and great Rwanda destinations. The country is regarded as a landlocked country and one of Africa’s smallest Country (26,338 km sq.) but with incredible treasure of biodiversity that requires protection. Nature lovers on visit to Rwanda as a travel destination will be impressed by the variety and rarity of what can be observed, but there is more to see in Rwanda than protected mountain Gorillas and Albertine Endemic birds. The shores of Lake Kivu boast some of the best inland beaches in Africa and offer an opportunity to explore the many small island of Lake Kivu.
As a Wildlife jewel where all actions take place, Rwanda’s renowned Volcanoes National Park is a home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The park is the setting for the famous “Gorillas in the Mist” a movie about Dian Fossey’s work in Conservation of Mountain gorillas. The entire national park encompasses 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Sabinyo and 2 other forested Volcanoes. In the southwest is Nyungwe National Park, with ancient Montane rainforest which is a habitat for chimpanzees and other primates. The montane nature of the forest makes it one of the perfect Rwanda destinations for enjoying a Canopy walk across ridges. The western scenic part of Rwanda is marked by lake Kivu which is surrounded by magnificent mountains. It is a perfect place for holiday makers to spend time relaxing after their tough trekking activities in Rwanda parks.
Kigali the capital city and conference hub of East Africa forms a central stepping stone to various destinations within the country and central and East Africa. The city is green, vibrant, safe, and brews superb home grown tea and coffee. Although Rwanda is often associated with the 1994 Genocide that resulted in the mass murder of as much as 20% of the country’s total population, the country is taking giant strides towards cultural recovery and investments in the future. Tourism in Rwanda is growing with some of the following Rwanda travel destinations to explore.
Top Places To Visit in Rwanda
Best choice of Rwanda Safari Destinations you should include on your itinerary.
Akagera National Park
Rwanda savannah park protecting animals and vegetation in their habitats especially the big game. It currently offers opportunities to see big game such as; Elephant, giraffes, Zebra, lions, leopards, and variety of various Antelope species.
Volcanoes National Park
Home to the few remaining number of mountain Gorillas, but beyond the mountain gorillas, the park has many tourism potentials, it host rare and endangered golden monkeys, forest buffalos and a lots of bird life including the localized Albertine rift Endemics.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
One of the few remaining tropical mountainous rain forests in Africa located in south western part that hosts about 13 primate species that include habituated Chimpanzees, Rare Angolan colobus monkey, l’hoest monkey, owl faced, baboons, red tailed monkeys.
Kigali Capital City
Kigali city, with a population of more than 1 million, is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. Top attractions in Kigali include Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Kandt House Museum of Natural History, Presidential Palace Museum, Green Park, City People, Culture and Sights.
Lake Kivu Beaches
Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Attractions include – beaches, volcanoes, gorillas, and chimpanzees.
Gisenyi is a city in Rubavu district in Rwanda’s Western Province. Gisenyi is contiguous with Goma, the city across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Attractions in Gesenyi Town include lakes, beaches, hot-springs, and volcanoes.
When to Visit Rwanda
Dry seasons Rains ease during the long dry (mid-May to September) and short dry (mid-December to mid-March). June–July – Baby gorillas are named during the Kwita Izina ceremony. The long rains Although often wet from mid-March to mid-May, travel is still possible.
Rwanda Gorilla Safari Packages
These pre-planned Rwanda gorilla safaris are all-inclusive and can be customized to meet any traveler’s demands.