Wildlife Viewing Tours in Rwanda: Many people visit Rwanda because they want to discover its natural and untamed beauty. People visiting Rwanda are ecstatic to have the opportunity to view wild animals in their natural habitats going about their daily lives. Visitors to Kigali for tourism often want to embark on a gorilla safari; however, combining a primate tracking trip in Nyungwe forest national park with a wildlife watching tour in Akagera national park. Rwanda is home to primates and other savannah creatures such as;

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park.

Mountain gorillas are Rwanda’s most visited wildlife. The massive apes that live in Volcanoes National Park are not only spectacular to behold, but getting to them is an adventure as people travel through the hilly jungle to witness the mountain gorillas. A mountain gorilla trekking trip in Rwanda costs USD 1500, and it is available all year for adults aged 15 and over.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest national park.

Aside from mountain gorillas, the other well-known primates in Rwanda are chimps located in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Seeing these primates is also part of a chimp trekking adventure.

Chimpanzees may be found in Rwanda’s Cyamudongo and Nyungwe forests. Trekking habituated chimps in the forests is possible at any time of year for a charge of $150 per person, which is established by African parks and the Rwanda Development Board.

Golden Monkeys

Wildlife viewing tours in Rwanda also consist of tracking golden monkeys that are found in Volcanoes national park. The golden monkeys are members of the Old World monkey family; however, they are distinguished by their golden fur. They also exhibit unique behavior that will pique your curiosity as you see them in their natural surroundings. Unlike mountain gorillas, the monkeys prefer the lower levels of the forest, making them simple to locate and the walk short.

The Rwanda Development Board has declared that golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park takes place all year round. A golden monkey trekking adventure allows you to examine the splendor of the rain forest, its trees, and other species that add to the forest’s attractiveness.

Big Five animals.

Viewing the big five species in Akagera national park in Rwanda’s eastern district is also part of wildlife viewing excursions in Rwanda. Aside from the mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National Park, the big five animals in Rwanda are an intriguing attraction that you may visit if you want to witness a variety of wildlife. The big five animals may be observed in Rwanda when on game drives at Akagera National Park.

The park is home to all the big five animals that is the lion, elephant, leopard, rhinos, and the buffaloes that can be seen during the morning and evening game drives. During the morning game drives, you will get to see the rhinos, buffaloes and the elephants as they graze within the savannah plains.

Wildlife Viewing Tours in Rwanda
Big 5

Other animals

In addition to the big five, you will witness a variety of other creatures such as kobs, impalas, oribi, bushbuck, elands, topis, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, waterbucks, warthogs, duiker klipspringer, cape eland, and many more. All of these creatures may be seen on a game drive in Akagera National Park, which can be done in the early morning, during the day, or in the evenings. During the evening game drives, you will be able to view the park’s predators, such as leopards and lions, hunting their prey for dinner.


If you enjoy birds, you will have the opportunity to witness over 400 species at the country’s three national parks, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, and Akagera National Park, as well as in the twin lakes. The country’s birds include, but are not limited to, the gorgeous spurfowl, Honey guide, papyrus gonolek, Albertine owlet, and many more to delight visitors on Safaris Rwanda Safaris.

When is the best time for wildlife viewing tours in Rwanda?

The best time for wildlife viewing tours in Rwanda is all year round depending on your specific destination. However, the best time for wildlife viewing tours in Rwanda would be during the dry season from June- September and December to February since safari destinations are in the regions with not very good roads that may be slippery during the rainy seasons which are in March, April and November.

The Republic of Rwanda is well-known for welcoming the greatest number of visitors for gorilla trekking, meetings, conferences, chimp trekking, Dian Fossey climb, canopy walk, visiting friends, and ascending Mt Karisimbi and Bisoke (visoke), among other activities. Thousands of travelers arrive at Kigali International Airport every day to enjoy the stunning scenery and discover all the hidden secrets that make Rwanda a unique tourism destination.

Wildlife viewing tours in Rwanda are undoubtedly the area of expertise of the entire Explore Rwanda Tours team. With an experience of more than 5 years, we understandably have unbeatable knowledge of all wildlife safaris so contact us and we shall organize for you a memorable wildlife viewing tours to Rwanda.

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