Africa Adventure Safaris offer you guided Rwanda safaris to Volcanoes National park for gorilla trekking and Akagera National Park for game viewing experience. We also take you to Nyungwe Forest National park for the magical chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk at discounted rates. The land of a thousand hills is a premium gorilla safari destination with 10 gorilla families habituated for trekking at a cost of $1500 per gorilla permit. Gorilla families in Rwanda are the Sabyinyo gorilla family, Amahoro gorilla group, Umubano gorilla group, Titus gorilla family, Susa family, Bwengye gorilla group, Karisimbi (Susa B) family, Kwitonda group, Agashya family and Hirwa gorilla family. Altogether, Rwanda is believed to shelter over 350 mountain gorillas second to Uganda in terms of gorilla populations.
Safaris to see gorillas in Volcanoes National park attract a high number of travelers to Rwanda. Travelers planning to visit Rwanda for gorilla trekking are advised to book at least 6 months in advance due to high demand for gorilla permits especially in the peak season. Volcanoes Park is also a best spot for bird watching experience. The park is home to over 200 bird species 17 of which are endemic to the albertine region. Some of the notable birds you will see in Volcanoes National Park include Ruwenzori double collared sunbird, Black crowned waxbill, Ruwenzori turaco, African Long eared owl, Brown necked parrot and Dusky turtle dove among others.
The bamboo forest park also offers a magical golden monkey trekking experience giving you chance to meet and interact with these endangered apes. Access to golden monkeys is less strenuous compared to mountain gorillas. The costs of trekking golden monkeys is $100 inclusive of the park entrance fees and conservation. Golden monkeys playful primates which are seen jumping across tree branches
Volcano climbing/hiking is another interesting experience done on Rwanda safaris. Enjoy a hike to the summit of the iconic Mount Karisimbi, the highest volcano in the Virunga Conservation standing at 4,507 meters above sea level. The other volcano in Volcanoes National park is Mt Bisoke (3,711m) located on the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can also hike to the Dian Fossey graveyard to commemorate the selfless works of Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who lost her life to save the endangered gorillas from extinction.
Our Rwanda safaris also entail visiting the big game in Akagera National Park located in eastern Rwanda. Game drives offer you excellent views of various wild animals which include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Topis, Waterbucks, Gazelles, Warthogs, Hyenas, Duikers, and klipspringer among others. A boat cruise at Lake Ihema complements the game-viewing experience.
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park is another interesting experience to do on Rwanda safaris. Located in southwestern Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park is the only place to see endangered chimpanzees costing $90 per permit. Besides chimpanzees, Nyungwe forest is home to other monkey species which include Blue monkeys, red-faced monkeys, vervet monkeys, L'Hoest monkeys, Dent's mona monkey, Red tailed monkeys, Crowned monkeys, Grey cheeked mangabeys, Olive baboons, Angola colobus monkeys among others. Nyungwe Forest National park is also a center of canopy walk which offers you excellent aerial views of the park and other attractions in the neighborhood.
A Kigali city tour to visit Rwanda cultural sites, local markets and art galleries is normally the first thing most travelers to Rwanda do. The cleanness and general ambiance of this small city are amazing!
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Guide to Rwanda Safaris
Check for the guide to Rwanda safaris on what to expect, how to behave and what you require on your trip to the land of a thousand hills with Africa Adventure Safaris. These include:
Learn some local words
Travelers to Rwanda especially the “solo” are advised to learn some local words to ease communications. Ensure to learn words for greetings, asking directions, bargaining in markets and public transport. Local people are always excited whenever they see a foreigner speaking their language.
Carry some local currency
While in Rwanda, you are advised to carry some local cash in Rwanda francs. Most of the local markets and retails shops use local currency in most of the transactions.
Have travel documents
You are reminded to carry some travel documents for clarification. Some of these documents will be asked at the airport or the land borders. If you visiting Rwanda for gorilla/ chimpanzee or golden monkey trekking experience, endeavour to carry your permit and the receipt.
Do not move at night
You are advised to avoid moving at night while on Rwanda. Whereas Rwanda is safe and free, moving at night is risky especially for someone new. If you need to move, endeavour to be in the company of a local guide.
Do not carry huge sums of money or electronics
Avoid carrying huge money in cash or electronics such as laptops, ipads and expensive phones. They can attract the attention of some ill mannered juveniles in Rwanda who will grab them.
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