Rwanda Tours And Safaris

Rwanda Tours And Safaris

Rwanda Tours And Safaris

Gorilla trekking safaris, cultural city tours and wildlife adventures

Rwanda Safari to the “Land of a thousand hills” and a million smiles! There is no better way to describe the abundant beauty of Rwanda than Church hill did. Rwanda is such a small country, relatively smaller than Scotland but beaming with all nature’s beauty, wonderful people, culture, and wildlife including the most endangered primate species; mountain gorillas that you will see during your Gorilla Trekking Rwanda experience. Rwanda Gorilla Tours in Volcanoes National Park are behind the hundreds of gorilla trekking tours the country receives each year.

A Rwanda Safari used to be primarily focused on a mountain gorilla safari, this has changed. The Rwandan government has invested heavily in the tourism infrastructure over the years to the extent that there is now a healthy selection of mid to high-end lodges and properties, and the safari sights and sounds do not rely wholly on the mountain gorillas. This growth is apparent as typical Rwandan safaris can include a selection of national parks with an array of wildlife highlights.

Rwanda. Meet Africa’s Mountain Gorillas:

Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is one of the world’s smallest countries and is in a landlocked position between Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All of Rwanda is at high elevation, with mountains in the west, savannah in the east, and numerous lakes throughout the country. The Volcanoes National Park is where Rwanda’s renowned gorilla safaris take place; attracting thousands of visitors every year.

The country hosts some rare species of animals in addition to the sought after silverback mountain gorillas; unique birds and insects are beautifully abundant in the tropical forest of Nyungwe.

Music and dance, particularly drums and the highly choreographed ‘intore’ dance, are an integral part of Rwandan culture. Traditional arts and crafts are produced throughout the country, including ‘imigongo’, a unique cow dung art.

Our Top Destinations In Rwanda:

Kigali – Rwanda’s modern capital city is one of the safest in Africa & makes the ideal overnight stopover on your gorilla safari.

Volcanoes National Park– just a 2-hour drive from Kigali, this rainforest reserve is one of Africa’s premier gorilla trekking destinations & a famous bio-diversity hotspot.

Nyungwe Forest National Park – a magnificent rainforest reserve, home to birds, butterflies, orchids & 13 species of primate including our closest relatives – chimpanzees.

Best Time To Go To Rwanda On Safari:

Safari visitors can happily travel through Rwanda Safari Tours at any time of the year, however certain times are better for particular activities. The Best Time To Visit Rwanda for tracking gorillas and biking is the dry season from June to September, whilst for photographers the wet season is best as there is less haze and more greenery. This is also the best time to track chimpanzees in the Nyungwe National Park. November to March is the best time for birding as flocks of migratory birds join the native species.

If you are planning for a Gorilla Trekking Safari In Rwanda, Explore Rwanda Tours which has helped thousands of tourists and organisations to organize and carry out successful  Rwanda Private Tours, Group Safaris and Gorilla Tours In Rwanda. Our purpose today is to help you achieve the same by helping you plan your dream Rwanda gorilla trekking safari. Alternatively, you can visit Lake Kivu for a honeymoon, do the canopy walk and track Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park or view the wildlife in Akagera National Park.

Our Rwanda Safaris further stretch to Dian Fossey’s grave at Karisoke Research Center and let you carry out more exciting tourism activities. Wait no more to travel! Browse through our well designed Combined Uganda Rwanda Tours packages and select a package that suits you well or rather email us for tailored Rwanda Safari Packages.

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BEST OF RWANDA SAFARI AND NATIONAL PARKS

  • duration4-10 day
  • starting from$300

Rwanda Gorilla Safaris

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RWANDA SAFARI FAQS

Each gorilla trek is different as some of the gorilla families live in close proximity to the park’s entrances, while others live deep in the forest! You can anticipate between one and eight hours of hiking depending on which family you visit. Bwindi Park in Uganda has some steeper terrain than Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. You inform us of your physical fitness and desires, and then we can help you select the right viewing experience.

The age limit for gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda is 15 years of age and democratic republic of congo is 14 years. While it’s possible for you to have an excellent gorilla safari with your kids, sometimes its rather hard.

Bwindi’s gorillas in Uganda live in a high altitude rain forest, while the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda live in a bamboo forest. These habitats result in some behavioral differences and definitely result in different hiking and viewing differences. Budget issues often impact whether our guests visit both parks and only one. If time and budget permit, we recommend that our guests view in both parks.

Yes, the park rangers are very strict in managing gorilla and human contact. The rules include:

  • No more than eight guests are allowed to view each of the habituated gorilla families at any one time.
  • You should maintain a distance of at least seven meters or 23 feet from the gorillas. The gorillas will break the rules occasionally. In such cases, one should step back.
  • Do not do anything that may cause the gorillas stress or exhibit any behavior that they may see as a challenge. One must respect their space, speak very quietly, and avoid unnecessary movement.
  • Do not touch the gorillas or try to make contact.
  • Do not use flash cameras.
  • Do not eat or smoke.
  • Leave nothing behind but footprints.

While hiking in the forest, it is best to keep your skin covered. Rain jackets are recommended as afternoon showers can occur any time of the year. We provide our guests with complete packing lists and discuss clothing tips we have learned in hiking these forests over the years.

You can ‘adopt’ a gorilla in Rwanda or Uganda using the sponsorship projects of conservation organizations such as Friend of the Gorillas and the International Gorilla Conservation Program.  Your permit fees directly supports the projection of these animals and their environment through the government.

A gorilla permit costs $600 in Uganda, $ 400 in Congo and $750 in Rwanda collected by Park Officials. When you book with us, we handle all permit acquisitions. Our full tour price includes the permit, transportation, accommodations, most meals and excellent service by an English-speaking guide. Some ‘discount’ services you may see will instruct you to procure a permit and your own way via public transportation to Bwindi, Uganda. This is not advisable. Please use a tour operator in order to have a successful safari. You may think it’s a cheap gorilla tour but in the end, it can turn out to be expensive indeed.

All of our tours are flexible about a budget, mid-range or luxury accommodation – you can chose what’s right for you for the price. All accommodations have clean and safe running water,Self contained.

“Budget” – Accommodation such as simple guesthouses or dormitory rooms are available in many cities in Rwanda. Service and amenity standards won’t be high and you are likely to share facilities with other guests, but choosing this standard can make a big difference in the price of the tour.

“Mid-range” – Primate safaris Rwanda originally focused mainly on the mid-range market and therefore has a special ability to choose the best accommodation of this standard. This is your best option for comfortable, self-contained (‘en suite’) accommodation set in stunning locations that don’t cost a fortune.

“Semi-luxe” – Accommodation falling in this category is more comfortable than the mid-range. The locations are similar, but the details are further refined. These lodges often have a swimming pool, as well.

“Luxury” – The luxurious accommodation is fully equipped, comfortable and usually more spacious than the mid-range options. They often have facilities like swimming pools, masseurs and sometimes even private butlers.

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