Planning a Rwanda safari tour? Travellers often come to Rwanda to see the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, usually as an add-on to their safari in East Africa. In fact, the East Africa Tourist visa allows you to travel to Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda with just a single visa. However, if you have time to spare, Rwanda boasts an impressive array of activities and areas to visit.
Being a small country, most tourist destinations are only a 4-hour drive away from Kigali. This ease of access plus great roads make Rwanda a very attractive destination. Moreover, reforms that have taken place after the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 make Rwanda one of the most united countries in Africa. It now ranks as one of the least corrupt countries in Africa. And with a booming tourism industry that boasts experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in Africa, Rwanda is truly a jewel of a country, whose magical landscapes and wildlife are not to be missed.
Where to go on a Rwanda Safari Holiday?
Most travellers either fly into Kigali or drive over the border from Uganda (Gatuna / Kabale). The first destination is usually Volcanoes National Park (an extension of the Virungas) for gorilla tracking. Due to the dense, mountainous landscape, the treks are not easy but extraordinarily rewarding. Volanoes National Park also offers great birdwatching and viewing of other primates. You can also do a 2-hour trek to Dian Fossey’s tomb and the Karisoke Research Station. Nyungwe Forest National Park is great viewing primates, including chimpanzees, hiking and birdwatching. Akagera National Park offers safari game drives and Lake Kivu is the perfect destination to relax after your safari .
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