Luxury Rwanda tailor-made trips mean flexibility and physical experience. As small as it is, Rwanda is one of the most visited destinations in the world offering different safari packages with so many attractions which are found within different parts of the country. By the tailor-made safaris, you will suggest the areas where you want to visit in Rwanda and send to us at Africa Adventure Vacations, we shall make the costing and suggest anywhere we think you can have the best experience while on your Rwanda tailor-made trip. As your suggesting for these safaris, you can tell us which activities you want to do, the accommodation facilities you want to stay whether luxury, midrange or budget and the type of transportation system you want whether the road transport or air transport without telling us your budget and then for us we shall begin the process of making you the quotation.
Kigali is one of the cleanest cities in Africa one shouldn’t miss visiting while in Rwanda. While in Kigali city you can visit places like Kigali genocide memorial, Inema arts center, Rwanda art museum, Kimironko market, and Amahoro stadium among others.
Volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park was gazette in 1925 and is one of the oldest national parks on the African continent. The Park is located in the northwestern part of Rwanda harboring the endangered mountain gorillas. the park has 10 habituated gorilla families that are open for trekking every day. Apart from mountain gorillas, the park is home to 75 mammal species such as buffaloes, giant forest hogs, elephants, and over 26 species of birds.
Akagera national park
Trips to Africa can only be complete with a game drive and in Rwanda, the only place to do this is Akagera national park located in the northeastern part of the country. Akagera national park was gazetted in 1934 and covers a total area of 1,122 sq. km. the park is protecting over 800 mammals including lions, leopards, impalas, zebras, hippos, giraffes, and over 500 bird species
Nyungwe forest national park
Nyungwe forest national park is located in the south eastern part of Rwanda covering a total area of 1020 sq. km. the park was gazetted in 2004 to protect the remaining species of chimpanzees. The Park is home to over 400 chimpanzee species with only 2 habituated families that are open at any time of the year for trekking. The Park is also home to 75 mammal species, 13 primates, and 300 bird species.
Gishwati Makura national park
This is the newest national park in Rwanda and it was opened up in 2015. The Park is a home to chimpanzees, golden monkeys, and a few primate species.
Gorilla trekking is the most done activity in Rwanda with thousands of people flocking into the country every year to meet the endangered mountain gorillas. The trekking of these endangered mountain gorillas is only done in volcanoes national park which is located in the northwestern part of the country. Gorilla trekking starts with a briefing at the park headquarters in Kinigi where trekkers are taught about the rules and regulations of the trekking activity. After the gorilla trekking briefing, a ranger guide will lead you into the forest through different park trails in search for mountain gorillas.
During mountain gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, you can come across different primates, bird species, and plant species. after 2-3 hours you can locate gorillas and you will be asked to put in use the rules and regulations as taught to you at the park headquarters. You will be given a maximum of 1 hour to be around mountain gorillas as you learn about their behaviors and take pictures.
Bird watching in Rwanda
Rwanda as a country stands out to be one of the best birding destinations in Africa because of the variety of birds in the country. The bird species are found in different places such as Ngungwe forest national park, Giswati Mukura national park, Akagera national park, Kigali city, and volcanoes national park among others.
Bird species in Rwanda include squacco turaco, spur winged geese, handsome francolin, Neumann’s Warbler, Purple Breasted Sunbirds, grauer’s warbler, Regal sunbird, Rwenzori Batis, swamp warbler, Stuhlmann’s Starling, blued headed sunbird, blue headed sunbird, albertine owlet, Rwenzori Nightjar, Strange Weaver, Slender-billed Starling, Striped-breasted Tit, Handsome spur fowls, northern brown-throated weaver, grey crowned crane, Red-chested Owlet, Grey Crowned Crane, barred long-tailed cuckoo, Rwenzori Turaco and white-winged swamp warbler among others.
The only place to do game drives in Rwanda is Akagera national park. The Park is located in the northeastern part of the country with a variety of wildlife species. Akagera national park is home to over 8000 mammal species including the big 5 game, 500 bird species, and so many lakes.
Game drives in Akagera national park can be done in the morning or in the evening. During the game drive in Akagera national park, you have opportunities of seeing animals such as buffaloes, hippos, bush babies, crocodiles, lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards, statungas, oribis, giraffes, zebras, hyenas, duikers, primates such as olive baboons, bush babies, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and some of the bird species in the park.
Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is done in Nyungwe forest national park a long stretch land of montane rain forest which is the largest in Africa, Gishwati Makura national park and Cyamudongo forest. the chimpanzees have been habituated so they are used to human presence around them. During the chimpanzee trekking activity first is the briefing where you are taught about the rules and regulations then the ranger guide leads you to the jungle to look for these gentle primates. After allocating the chimpanzees you are given a maximum of one hour to be around these gentle apes as you learn their habits, take pictures, and record some videos for memories back home.
There are several accommodation facilities in Rwanda where one can stay on a tailored safari and where to stay depends on the travel budget. The accommodation facilities are categorized into the budget, mid-range, and luxury options.
Kigali – Kigali Serena hotel, Kigali Marriot hotel, manor hotel, Radisson blue Kigali hotel, hotel des Milles Collines, grand legacy hotel, gorillas golf hotel, golf hills residence, and Lemigo hotel.
Volcanoes national park – Bisate lodge, Sabyinyo silverback lodge, volcano house, one & only gorilla’s nest lodge, Virunga lodge, volcano village lodge, Singita Kwitonda lodge, volcano inn, five volcanoes boutique hotel, mountain gorilla view lodge, volcano rainforest retreat, le bamboo gorilla lodge, lake Kivu Serena, and gorilla volcanoes hotel among others.
Akagera national park – Akagera game lodge, Ruzizi tented lodge, Magashi camp, Karenge bush camp, Ruzizi tented camp, vintage cottages, Akagera resort, and country club among others.
Nyungwe forest national park – One $ Only Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Nyungwe top hill hotel, Nyungwe forest lodge, Gisakura guest house, Emeraude Kivu resort, hotel du lac, Rusizi progress hotel, Nyungwe Nziza Eco lodge, and peace guesthouse among others.
Gishwati Makura national park – Gishwati lodge, Nyungwe top view hotel, golden monkey hotel, peace guest hotel, and Comoran lodge among others.
Rwanda can be visited all year round but the best time to visit the park is during the drier months from June to September and December to February. During these months the vegetation is thin due to little or no rainfall giving you a clear view of the wildlife, the roads leading to the park are accessible, the trails in the park are not muddy or slippery.
The rainy season which happens from March to May and October to November is also good for tailor-made trips to Rwanda most especially birding because the migratory birds are always in the country. The lodges in the different national parks are always giving discounts so this would favor the budget travelers.
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