Why Go on a Safari in Rwanda
With thousands of travelers wondering where to spend their next holiday come 2020, Rwanda is that one magical country any traveler on African safari should count a must-to visit. Despite its past history, Rwanda is currently ranked the 4th best safari destination in the world for 2020 visitors. Unlike most African states, Rwanda is one of the smallest states and also a landlocked country in East Central Africa. With mountain gorillas amidst you, there are a million reasons why Rwandan safari should be on your bucket list.
Below are some of the reasons why a Rwandan safari should be on your bucket list
Mountain gorilla trekking
Trekking mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is one of the reasons why most travelers consider Rwandan safaris their bucket list experiences. Unlike other primate adventures, mountain gorilla trekking is an exceptional experience and the only primate adventure that draws visitors close to a group of endangered mountain gorillas. It is such a magical encounter any traveler on Rwanda safari shouldn’t miss out in life. Treks to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda are best conducted only in Volcanoes National Park where a section of these world’s endangered apes thrive that today account for not more than 1004 individuals on planet earth. Mountain gorilla trekking isn’t just adventure to see mountain gorillas but for you to have an in-depth exploration about their unique behaviors-feeding habits, mating habits, how they make their nests and for you to take as many pictures as you can for lifetime memories.
To trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda, you need a valid gorilla permit with you and to secure one, you need $1500. You can book a gorilla permit in Rwanda through our reliable reservation team or direct with reservationist at Rwanda Development Board (RDB). Any interested trekker is however advised to book a gorilla permit early to avoid disappointment on last minute given the high demand.
Golden monkey tracking
In case you miss to strike your imaginations with mountain gorillas, don’t miss to catch a glimpse at the golden monkeys while on Rwanda safari. Golden monkeys are a few unique primate species which you should consider a must to see while on Rwanda safari. Golden monkey tracking in Rwanda is best done in Volcanoes National Park which is set in Northwestern side of the country. You can incorporate mountain gorilla adventures in Volcanoes National Park with golden monkey tracking tours.
Chimpanzee tracking is one reason why you should consider Rwanda safaris your bucket list. Chimpanzee treks in Rwanda are best done in Nyungwe Forest National Park where there are about 500 chimpanzees and many other primate species; Gishwati Mukura National Park-a newly founded national park in Rwanda.
Big five game
Rwanda is a complete home to big African game thus making it an exceptional safari destination. For unique wildlife safari experiences while on Rwanda safari, Akagera National Park is that one destination you shouldn’t miss to visit. Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s only savanna and big five game park. It situated in Eastern side of the country and sits in an area of about 1122 square kilometers.
Akagera National Park is a home to African bush elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopard, giraffes, antelopes including roan antelopes, oribis, duikers, topis, bohor reedbucks, impalas, waterbucks and many more; 500 bird species including shoebill stork, papyrus gonoleks, grey crowned crane, African open bill stork, giant kingfishers as well as primate species like blue monkeys, olive baboons, vervet monkeys, bush babies.
Learn about Rwanda’s unique history
Rwanda safari is never complete without exploring its unique history especially the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The Rwandan genocide is one of most tragic events that occurred not in Rwanda but in Africa and still rings in most of people’s minds. An in-depth exploration about Rwanda’s past is best done on a visit to anyone of the genocide sites which include among others the Kigali genocide site, Murambi genocide site, Nyamata memorial site, Gisenyi genocide site, Nyanza genocide site, Nyarubuye genocide site, Ntarama genocide site.
Discover New African culture
Besides magical encounters with mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys exploring and experiencing Rwanda’s unique cultures is one thing you shouldn’t miss while on Rwanda safari. Rwanda features a rare culture rewarding you with authentic African experiences. You get a chance to learn in depth about Rwandese unique cultures, dances, music performances among others.