Rwanda Wildlife Safari

Rwanda is small, and a relaxed safari around the entire country will not take more than 10 days. For all its diminutive size, Rwanda Wildlife Safari packs a punch in the wildlife stakes, and offers a rich cultural smorgasbord to boot. Seek out Gorilla, buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, spotted hyena and more. Enjoy an once-in-a-lifetime experience during Rwanda Safari that is tracking mountain gorillas.

Rwanda Wildlife Destinations

Rwanda has three main wildlife destinations, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Akagera National Park, each of which host a quite different fauna to the others. During Rwanda Wildlife Safaris Bird watching aside, wildlife viewing opportunities outside these national parks are limited.

  1. Volcanoes National Park is best known for its population of several hundred mountain gorillas.
  2. Nyungwe Forest National Park is the most bio diverse site in Rwanda.
  3. Akagera National Park is a more conventional Africa savannah reserve where all the Big Five might be seen.

The main Rwanda Wildlife Destinations are the mountains of the Volcanoes National Park, a line of lofty peaks that are the refuge of mountain gorillas and other highly endangered animals. In the south is the biological hotspot of the Nyungwe Forest, and in the east, almost at the border with Tanzania lie the savannas and lakes of the Akagera National Park. For loads of interaction with Rwandan people and a glimpse into how Rwanda aims to face the future, Kigali and Lake Kivu are a perfect counterpoint to each other.

Rwanda Wildlife

Rwanda’s tapestry of habitats is home to a diversity of species including mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, golden monkey, hippo giraffe, zebra, leopard, crocodile and more than 600 species of birds. Ten percent of Rwanda Wildlife is designated as Important Birding Species. Volcanoes National Park is where the mountain gorilla lives, along with 12 other species of primates. Ten habituated gorilla groups are open to tourist visits, with a maximum of 8 visitors to each group for a one-hour period per day. Nearly 200 of Rwanda’s bird species are also found within the park including 29 endemics, as well as giant forest hog, warthog, bush pig, forest elephant, buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck, black-fronted duiker, spotted hyena, civet, genet, mongoose and tree hyrax.

Rwanda Wildlife Safari – Major Activities

The major activities one can indulge in while in on a Rwanda Wildlife Tour are:-

  1. Visiting the capital Kigali
  2. Mountain gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National Park
  3. Chimpanzee and golden monkey tracking
  4. Game driving at the Akagera National Park
  5. Biking along The Congo Nile Trail
  6. Birdwatching in Rwanda – Nyungwe forest and Lake Kivu
  7. Cultural and community visits to places like the Iby’iwacu cultural village for traditional dances
  8. Visiting the genocide memorial centers like Gisozi, Murambi, Nyamata, Bisesero and Ntarama
  9. Hiking Mount Karisimbi and Bisoke.
  10. Visiting the grave of Dian Fossey and her former Karisoke Research Centre
  11. Sport fishing in Rwanda

Rwanda Wildlife Safari Packages

Our selection of suggested programs in Rwanda include classic and luxury lodges, travelling by road or air. All of our Rwanda Safari Packages are designed to be tailor-made to individual requirements including clients’ interests, budget, and timeframe.

We suggests you to plan your Rwanda Safari Tours during the short dry season from mid-December to early February or over the long dry season months of June to September which is the Best Time To Visit Rwanda. Our well trained guides are equipped to take care of your Safety and direct you correctly during the safari.

Book carefully guided gorillas in Rwanda Wildlife Tours and support gorilla conservation efforts and save gorillas in Rwanda.

Feel free to contact Saso Uganda Safaris via our reservation form and book your tour instantly or simply chat with us at +256 775 564060 on Whats-app or simply give us a call and we will get back to you instantly.

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You need a visa to enter Rwanda. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website. You can also apply for these, and other types of visa, at the Rwanda High Commission in London.

The charge for the visa on arrival is US$50 in cash while the charge for processing the E-visa application yourself via the correct Rwanda government website (http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html) is US$52.53 including credit card fee.

Single Entry Visa is allowed to USA,UK and other European countries travellers who wish to stay in Rwanda for a short period. … Foreigners who travel to a Rwanda for tourism purpose or business purpose or medical purpose. The applicant needs to mention the purpose of his visit. Rwanda tourist visa and Rwanda work visa are the single-entry visas.

The official processing duration for a Rwandan visa as per the official Rwandan Consulates’ site is 14 business days. However, this duration does vary between 2 and 15 days depending on the Embassy to be contacted.