There are so many great reasons to visit Rwanda for an expedition. There is just so much to do and see here. You will definitely fall in love with the country’s sparkling hills and mountains, culture, way of life and so much more. The country’s size makes it possible to spend less hours travelling by road and you will always feel less fatigued. Moments around the genocide memorial monuments bring lots of trauma. They reflect a very bitter past of brutal torture and conflicts. Despite its size, Rwanda is an irresistible safari destination in Africa. The packages above should help you plan your trip better.
Wildlife Viewing Safaris in Rwanda
Rwanda is one of the African countries with the Big 5 game animals. Lions were reintroduced in 2015 for the first time since the genocide aftermath and Eastern Black Rhinos followed one year after. Akagera National Park – the largest of all the Rwanda safari parks is home to over 11,900 large mammals and 479 bird species. The wildlife viewing experience there is so unique and enjoyable. You can decide to either do a game drive or carry out a boat ride on the crocodile infested Lake Ihema whilst viewing wildlife at the river banks.
Gorilla Watching in Rwanda
Rwanda is a luxury gorilla tracking destination. A gorilla tracking permit here costs $1500 all year round for all nationals. Volcanoes National Park is just two hours away from Kigali, partly why so many tourists prefer to go gorilla watching in Rwanda. Rwanda has the same species of gorillas like Uganda and Congo, the only difference comes in terms of conservation. They have shown great conservation efforts and their gorillas have grown in bigger numbers over the years. Rwanda is a much more organized gorilla tracking destination.
When to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda
Rwanda gorillas can be visited at any time of the year. The country is an all year round safari destination. Even on rainy days, the sun can still come out and dry up the day like it never rained. However, the best experiences are got during the dry months of the year. Travelling during June to September or December to February is fine. This is apparently the best time to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
Rwanda turns out to be one of the smallest wildernesses in Africa with so much rare experiences to offer. The best wildlife experiences are got from Akagera National Park – also home to the big 5 game animals of Rwanda. Far north of the country lies Volcanoes National Park, the oldest national park in the African continent and where Rwanda gorilla watching tours are carried out from. We offer very affordable Rwanda wildlife safaris and tours and have arranged quite a number of them in the past. For those that want to go gorilla watching in Rwanda, the country so far has the best conservation regarding mountain gorillas. A permit costs as high as $1500 and is purchased on first come first serve basis. The biggest portion of the money got from these permits is used in conservation of these endangered primates and helping the communities within. Purchasing a permit means giving back to the gorillas. It could be a visit to the twin lakes, Gisenyi beaches, Nyungwe Forest, Akagera, Volcanoes, Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village or the mysterious Musanze Caves. Spark off your adventure with one of the best Rwanda safari companies. See some of our wildlife and gorilla watching tours below.