Rwanda’s safari industry is in a healthy state as the people tasked with protecting wildlife genuinely care about them. This explains why the poaching rate is less than 3%. The first-timer cannot go wrong with a classic package safari that combines Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park where the re-introduction of Big 5 has added some excellent new options for the visitor. Its greatest draw-card is a vast savannah roamed by massive herds of wildlife and rolling mountain forests full of birds.
On the other hand, Volcanoes National Park offers 1-3 hours nature walks which always ends on a high-note with fruitful sightings of mountain Gorillas and golden monkeys, depending on which one you chose to see. Its 2 hours proximity to the country’s International Airport means that you can fly in early morning, track either of the two primates and fly out later in the day. However if you are not in a rush, take your time and buckle up for an adventure of a lifetime. Rwanda has so much to offer in its a thousand hills. If you are a serious naturalist, you might be happy tracking down rare chimpanzees where you can crown your hiking experience with an exhilarating canopy walk aboard a bridge (that is suspended over 40meters from the floor of the forest). Fancy basket at the beach, Lake Kivu will take your breath away with its wide selection of cozy resorts at the shores of this bilharzia free attraction. And the birder will be happy anywhere: Rwanda has over 350 bird species, inclusive of some Albertine Endemics like the shoebill.
|Languages spoken||Kinyarwanda & French|
|Currency used||Franks & Dollars|