Rwanda, like Uganda, offers guests some of the best primate tracking in the world. Furthermore, it has magical views of endless green hills and towering mountains. In addition to being the ideal primates tracking destination, Rwanda is also home to the fun-loving Sykes monkey, the Golden Monkey and the boisterous chimpanzee in the Nyungwe Forest.
Troubled past, calm present.
Despite a rough past, Rwanda is a safe and friendly destination.
- Capital City: Kigali
- Language Spoken: English and French
- The country has three national parks – Nyungwe Forest Park known for its large size and a vast army of chimps and monkeys; Akagera National Park for game drives, including zebra, giraffe, antelope, buffalo; and Parc Nationale des Volcans where Dian Fossey dedicated her life researching the celebrated gorillas.
THINGS YOU CAN DO
- Gorilla tracking
- Primate tracking
- Customized Safaris for INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, and GROUPS
- Honeymoon, Baby-moon & Anniversaries
- Educational Group Safaris
- Agro Tours
- Cultural Safaris
- Corporate Travel
- Mountain Climbs
- Scenic helicopter Safaris
- Hot Air Balloon Safaris
- Anything else that you can imagine…
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park is located in the North and protects Rwandan portion of the Virunga mountains – a Trans-frontier Conservation Area that includes protected areas in Uganda and the DRC and from a complex of mostly dominant volcanoes. It includes Rwanda’s highest point, mount karisimbi (4,507m) and the two active volcanoes, Mount Nyiragongo and Mount Nyamuragira.
This national park is notably celebrated as the World’s last remaining mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. There are several other tourism sites and opportunities I the park and surrounding areas; climbing mount Bisoke’s to experience the beautiful crater lake , hiking to the summit of the Karisimbi mountains (5th Largest mountain of Africa), visit the often neglected twin lakes Busera and Ruhondo and the nearby Rugezi swamp for birding( over 100 bird species). Not to be missed are the community-based tourism experiences on offer and include; visiting local villages, agri-production projects, ethno botany tours, fishing with the local fishermen using traditional methods among others.
Akagera National Park
Akagera national Park gets its name from the Kagera River located on the north-eastern edge bordering Tanzania. This is Rwanda’s Big 5 game park, founded in 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three habitats: savannah, mountain and swamp.
While on your game drive you might see the African elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes and a variety of antelopes. In addition, the Kagera River is home to many hippos and the world’s largest reptiles – the Nile crocodile.
For birding enthusiast, Akagera is home to the savannah birds and raptors including water-birds and less common birds living among the papyrus swamps. The Akagera and Nyungwe National parks complement each other in that birds not found in one can be found in the other.