Rwanda Group Safaris

Best time to visit Rwanda is the dry season.

Rwanda Group Safaris

Rwanda group safaris- Rwanda also named as the land of a thousand hills never ceases to amaze visitors as they spot new wonders in a tiny landlocked country, with a very smart city, modern airport, large biodiversity and great road network among others, it is located in Africa and part of the East African community. Rwanda is neighbored by countries such as the Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo among others. Defined by stunning scenery, boundless landscape, geographical features, security, hospitality and splendor accommodations, Rwanda is one place to consider when thinking of any safari in Africa, let it be a honeymoon, student tours, family tours, primate safari, photography, cultural encounter, game viewing, city tours, research, and group tours.

With our experienced consultants, we have organized numerous group tours for schools, families, institutions and organizations and the feedback from travel has always said it all, perfect organization, we enjoyed the food, activities, accommodation, transportation, destinations and met new friends. Group tours enable you to save money, have fun, connect with friends, learn new stories and shape your social character. It involves joining a group of tourists you have never known from different countries or even continents in the whole world despite the varying taste and preference, depending on the age group, marital status, continent, reason for the trip, faith and many others.

For instance, in a group of old people, it will be foolish to include a juvenile who has completely different interests such as clubbing, social media and love making noise, the two will never relate thus making the safari the worst experience. Basing on this fact, each Rwandan group safari is effortlessly organized basing on the traveler’s interest, age group, status, and activity. This makes you have the best of each travel moment as you feel relaxed, protected and get worth for your money.

You will need to contact your tour operator six months in advance so that the whole safari is well packaged since different activities have a different carrying capacity. Most of the customized game drive vehicles accommodate up to 4 people and beyond that, fun is compromised. Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking are only permit 8 people who are only ages15years and above, whereas cultural safaris, Kigali city tour, hiking, Boat cruise, and other activities are open to whatsoever number, though what you have to know is that the larger the group, the more the fun

Why Visit Rwanda for Rwanda Group Safaris

Rwanda opens your eyes and heart to the true beauty in the world, it makes fall in love with nature, weather and discovers new treasures both in the wild and your surroundings. You will appreciate the fact that the people of Rwanda are blind to color, race, nationality, dialect, and status. The cost of having a group safari in Rwanda is so affordable thus one reason to have your safari there, no need to hustle because dollars are used in the accommodation facilities and supermarkets.  The commonly used languages here include English, French, Kiswahili, and Arabic so no worry because it won’t be a strange environment, However, for those who speak any other language, there are well trained guides to communicate to you on the language you know best.

Rwanda is one of the best destinations for primate trekking, Research, Hiking, bird watching, Boat cruise, and game viewing. It is home to chimpanzees coexisting with other 13 different species of primates in Nyungwe forest national park, Mountain Gorillas and golden monkeys in Volcanoes national park, several mammal species  including the big 5 in Akagera national park, and hiking Mount Karisimbi or mountain Bisoke

Places to go on Rwanda group safaris

Group safaris to Rwanda give you a unique opportunity to go game viewing in Akagera national park, track endangered mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park led by experienced gorilla trackers, and take a visit to Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee trekking as well as canopy walk one of its kind in East Africa.

Volcanoes national park

Without doubt volcanoes national park is the most visited national park in Rwanda. The Park is one of the 4 parks in the world with endangered mountain gorillas that have found their home in the tropical and sub-tropical forests of the park. Volcanoes national park is a home of 20 habituated mountain gorillas of which 10 are open for trekking and 10 are open for research. Mountain gorilla starts with a briefing at the park headquarters after which trekkers are grouped into 8 people and given a ranger guide to lead them into the jungle. Trekking is done for 2-7 hours depending on factors like the speeding of trekkers, season, or the location of mountain gorillas but when they are finally allocated you are given 1 hour to be around these gentle primates as you talk photos and learn about their habits.

Akagera national park

Exploring wildlife in Akagera national park as a group is one of the amazing experiences that group safaris to Rwanda shouldn’t miss out on. The Park is home to several wild animals like elephants, buffaloes, zebras, leopards, impalas, topis, monkeys, rhinos, elands, klipspringers, hippos, waterbucks, and duikers among others. Akagera national park is home to a number of lakes but boat cruises in the park are done on Lake Ihema where you get an opportunity to see different animals on the lake shores, crocodiles as well as aquatic birds. there are also birding activities in Akagera national park where you get to see birds like white-winged swamp warbler, white collared olive back, northern brown-throated weaver, Ruwenzori Batis, crested barbet, hornbill, papyrus gonoleck, grey crowned crane, heuglin’s robin-chat, shoebill stork, purple-breasted sunbirds, ring-necked francolin, red-throated alethe, and Caruthers’s cisticola among others.

Nyungwe forest national park

Nyungwe national park is the only place that harbors chimpanzees in Rwanda. The Park is located in the southwestern part of Rwanda on the borders of Burundi. The Park is a home of other 13 primates such as vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, golden monkeys, owl-faced monkeys, and crowned monkeys to mention but a few. Nyungwe forest national park has a canopy walk considered to be the best in east Africa. this canopy walk is built 50 meters above the ground giving you an aerial view of the park, birds, and animals. Nyungwe forest national park is also home to over 310 bird species of which 29 are endemic to the Albertine Rift.

Choosing your accommodation on Rwanda group safaris.

There are several accommodations in Rwanda so don’t worry about the size of the group, the accommodation facilities in Rwanda can cover your needs and satisfy the group’s requirements ranging from luxury to mid-range to budget; they are strategically located and large enough to accommodate whatever number of people. Pick from the available options of luxury, mid-range and budget lodges, hotels, Hostels and Inns. Camping is also a very good option, especially when the group has to mean people or you have visited a game park, it gives an all-round unique experience no common to many, the story will be different and enjoyment at the campfire unmatched.

There are numerous accommodation facilities in Rwanda where one can stay on a group safari and where to stay depends on the travel budget. The accommodation facilities are categorized into budget, mid-range, and luxury options as well as camps.

Volcanoes national park – Bisate lodge, le bamboo gorilla lodge, Sabyinyo silverback lodge, one $ only gorilla’s nest lodge, Virunga lodge, Singita Kwitonda lodge, Volcano Inn, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Lokahi Lodge, Volcano House, Volcano Village Lodge, Ruzizi Tented Camp, Volcano Rainforest Retreat, Lake Kivu Serena, Villa Gorilla, and Gorilla Volcanoes Hotel among others.

Akagera national park – Akagera game lodge, Magashi camp, Karenge bush camp, Ruzizi tented lodge, Ruzizi tented camp, Akagera resort, Vintage cottages, and Country Club among others.

Nyungwe forest national park – One $ Only Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Nyungwe forest lodge, Gisakura guest house, Nyungwe Nziza Eco lodge, Emeraude Kivu resort, Nyungwe top hill hotel, Hotel Du Lac, Rusizi Progress Hotel, E.R.A Gisakura visitor Guesthouse, and Peace Guesthouse among others.

Joining a group during your trip.

Knowing a group before joining it is very important because less of that, the fun, enjoyment, and experience can be compromised; yes, it’s fine for those who have groups, but to you who doesn’t have any no need to worry. You can still join a group from whatever part of the world but going for the same activity, the same age bracket, similar interest, with the same preference and ready to work together. The experience got when you join the right group of travelers is very satisfying and memorable. As we sum up, Rwanda group safaris are the best offers tourists can never miss out because it is not only cheap but also safe, flexible, very rewarding and memorable.

Best time for Rwanda group safaris

Rwanda can be visited at any time of the year for any tourism activity but the drier season is the best time to visit the park from June to September and December to February when the vegetation is thin giving you clear views of the wild animals. The dry season is also good because there is little or no rainfall to make the trails and tracks slipper or muddy and the roads to the park are slippery.

Rwanda group safaris can also happen in the rainy season of March to May and October to November and this favors that come for birding because the migratory birds are always present in the country. The lodges in and around the parks have discounts during this season.

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