From one of the most fast growing cities in the world to the beautiful scenery and the exhilarating wildlife, here are some of the reasons why you should visit Rwanda and if you haven’t been there, you should put it on you bucket list.
There just about 900 of them left in the world and one of the best places you can see them is Rwanda. The advantage of tracking gorillas in Rwanda is that you can arrive and track on the same day. Isn’t that awesome? Well there is also a disadvantage. The price of permits here doesn’t favor budget gorilla safaris in any way. You will have to cough $1500 for each permit irrespective of the season. If you can purchase ten at ago, you get one free.
Rwanda has more than just one primate to offer. You can meet these cousins of man in Nyungwe forest. They can easily be located unlike the gorillas from their loud hoots. This experience will be so rewarding. This short 3 day Rwanda chimpanzee safari should be a great start for you.
Rwanda is called the land of a thousand hills, it is alleged that the hills are more than 1000. Rwanda is home to 5 of the 8 Virunga Volcanoes. Five volcanoes in just one small little country! This country undoubtedly has one of the best scenery in the whole wide continent.
The Capital Kigali
After the genocide they capital has had a big rebuilding role and this they have achieved to some extent. Kigali is one of the most developed cities in the world. It is also the cleanest city in Africa.
Volcanoes national park is the oldest park in Africa. It was gazette in 1925. Conservation started here in the whole of Africa. This just shows how much you can see here. PNV is the best destination for luxury gorilla safaris in Africa. So many celebrities like Morgan Freeman (Actor) have trekked gorillas from here. Akagera National Park, the biggest national park in Rwanda apparently is among the only few parks in Africa with the big five game animals. Its a great place for game viewing.
Treetop walks (Canopy)
If you’re after a high-octane experience, then Nyungwe Forest delivers. Here you can take a walk through the forest’s leafy canopies on a 200-metre long, 50-metre high walkway that will bring you face-to-face with blue monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys.
The Genocide Memorial
Much as most people believe that the genocide did not happen, when you visit this memorial you will be taken through a wonderful story that will definitely make you cry.
Rwanda has a national airline and therefore it is cheaper to fly there, there are direct flights to and from London for example.