Where to go in Rwanda

Rwanda is among the rapid developing nations especially in the tourism industry because of the availability of different tourist attractions in the country which attract tourists from different parts of the world. Geographically, Rwanda is a landlocked country situated in central Africa bordering countries like Uganda in the north, Tanzania in the east, DR. Congo in the west and Burundi in the south. But economically the country later joined the East African Community intentionally to enjoy some of the economic advantages that accrue from being a member of this community. Initially, the country was known internationally as unstable country because of the 1994 genocide that swept the country leaving thousands of Rwandans dead and others homeless.

4x4 Safari Land Cruiser, Suitable for Big Game Viewing
4×4 Safari Land Cruiser, Suitable for Big Game Viewing

After this catastrophe, the nation did not sit back to mourn about what had transpired but instead embarked on the country wide mass rebuilding policy that has not discriminated the tourism industry either. Different infrastructures both economical and social have been set up and the old ones developed. Most road have been thoroughly constructed particularly those connecting different tourism destinations like Volcanoes National Park, the home to mountain gorillas, Nyungwe Forest the home to Chimpanzees and other 13 different species of primates, Akagera National among others.

Visit Rwanda and explore the rich history of this country and other interesting attractions Rwanda has to offer. We as a whole have certain important things we look for when we are organizing a trip, however if your interested in exploring culture of different people, just travel to Rwanda. With a lot of history, Rwanda’s capital city – Kigali and other different towns can satisfy the hardest-to-please culture expert, with a variety of museums including those showing the remains of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, art and architecture, galleries among others that can be visited in a lifetime.

Likely amongst the latest nations on earth because it was almost destroyed to extinction and you can tell that even at your first look. Everywhere you go, you can discover something new with the most recent trend of architecture exuding from the late trends of technology. What is more interesting is that history has not so much lost its significance since everything that was destroyed has been put back in its shape with the state of art designs that leave every pass by completely hypnotized. These types of paintings and designs will tell you Rwanda in the medieval time, Rwanda in the Renaissance, until the most recent century with the 1994 genocide and these days.

Top Tour Packages in Rwanda

One Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

If you have limited time in Rwanda, this is your most suitable trip to add on your African vacation. The One day gorilla trekking package has become famous to Kigali business travelers, Volunteers living in Rwanda, Researchers and other African travelers visiting other countries can pass-by Rwanda and undertake the 1 day gorilla trip because, most travelers believe that, very safari in Africa is only complete when includes tracking the endangered mountain gorillas in East and central Africa. For this case, a tourist can book a several days trip in Kenya and Tanzania, and then add a 1 day gorilla trek on such a package. The One day gorilla trekking Rwanda leaves Kigali in the morning at 4:30 am after breakfast, transfer to the park head quarters in Kinigi, north of Rwanda, about 2 hour drive from Kigali. Once you arrive at Kinigi, assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing, divided into groups of 8 persons maximum, and assigned to a gorilla group in your ability to track. You are advised to hire porter to assist you during the trek, and to carry your day-pack containing drinking water and camera gear. The hike can take up to 6 hours in the Jungle. After the trek, return to the base for lunch, and hit the road back to Kigali where the tour ends. Click here for detailed ItineraryGorilla Trekking in Rwanda - Africa

2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda – Volcanoes National Park

Another popular short gorilla tour package in Rwanda into the magnificent Volcanoes National park. Unlike the one day gorilla tour mentioned earlier, the 2 days / 1 night tour package provides an opportunity for extra activities such as exploring Kigali city where you can visit Gisozi genocide memorial museum, Local art and craft shops, Redrock cultural center and fruits markets. The fact that you spend a night near the gorilla park, the 2 day gorilla trek is relaxed, not so much hectic like the one day tour. There is not need to start very early like on the 1 day package. Among the lodges to stay around Parc National Des Volcans include Le bambou Gorillas Lodge, Villa gorilla Lodge, Amahoro Guest House, Gorillas Hotel and Kinigi Guest House among others. The itinerary will be as below in brief;

Day 1: Pick up from the airport on arrival or from your place of residence in Kigali, take a city tour in Kigali, lunch and hit the road to Volcanoes gorilla park for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking adventure, and drive back to Kigali where the tour ends.
If interested in details about this package, contact Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Company on Email: info@rwandagorillatrekking.com

The Rare Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
The Rare Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

3 Day Rwanda Safari, Gorilla Trekking, Dian Fossey Tombs

Book a 3 days / 2 nights safari in Rwanda to Parc National des Volcans for mountain gorillas and golden monkey trekking experience, or Mountain Bisoke hiking or adventurous trek to the grave yard of the Late Dian Fossey located near Karisoke research center nestled between the 2 beautiful Virunga peaks of Visoke and Karisimbi. Lodging provided in luxury / superior lodges, deluxe accommodation and basic / budget accommodations depending on one’s budget. Among the lodges / hotels to choose while on the 3 day gorilla tour in Rwanda include Virunga Lodge, Villa Gorilla Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverbck Lodge, Saint Ainne Hotel, Gorillas Hotel, Kinigi Guest House, Hotel La Palme, etc Click for Sample itinerary

Dian Fossey Tombs Near Karisoke Research center
Dian Fossey Tombs Near Karisoke Research center

7 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda

These are 7 days of great adventure in Rwanda, offering you multiple gorilla treks in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. Have a chance to visit different habituated gorilla groups in the Virunga massif, golden monkey tracking and relaxation on lake Kivu shores. Connect to Nyungwe National park for wild Chimpanzee tracking experience, Treetop canopy walk, Black and white colobus monkey tracking and birding. The trip ends in Kigali with a city tour and multiple visits to different genocide memorial museums all-over Rwanda.

The 7 days Rwanda Gorilla trekking Package can allow tracking gorillas in more than one country, that is, Rwanda and Uganda or Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Contact your Travel Agent for tailor-made travel itineraries depending on your interests, time and budget. Accommodation is offered in budget, deluxe and luxury lodges in all National park. To give you a hint / image of where to stay, the top luxury lodges are; Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback lodge and Virunga Lodge in Rwanda….. Detailed Itinerary

Black And White Colobus Monkeys
Black And White Colobus Monkeys

18 Day Rwanda Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife, Chimpanzee Tour

Are you looking for a lifetime adventure experience in the True African Wilderness? Look no further, plan and long safari in Eastern Africa, for instance, the 18 day Africa safari combing Uganda and Rwanda where you will experience the African Big Five animals namely; Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhinos in Zziwa Rhino sanctuary. The 18 Day African Gorillas and wildlife Safari starts in Kampala (Uganda capital) and ends in Kigali (Rwanda capital) allows you explore all the hidden treasures of Uganda and Rwanda, starting with a city tour in Kampala, take Eastern Direction through Mabira forest and famous towns like Jinja (Visit the source of River Nile), Mbale town to Mount Elgon, visit Sippi Falls, connect to Kidepo Valley National park located in the North-Eastern part of the country.

Giraffes in Murchison Falls National Park - Uganda
Giraffes in Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda

From Kidepo, connect to Murchison Falls National park for big game viewing and fantastic boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, Kibale National Park for primates, Queen Elizabeth national and bwindi Impenetrable forest for mountain gorilla trekking experience. Other places to visit around here include Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, The batwa people (Pygmies) and Mgahinga National park.

Cross to Rwanda through Cyanika Boarder at Kisoro to Parc National des volcans for more gorilla trekking, tracking the rare golden monkeys, Mountain Visoke hiking or hiking to the tombs of the late Dian fossey. This was an American primatologist, spent close to 2 decades in the Virunga studying and habituating the mountain gorillas. She was murdered by poachers in 1895, and her grave yard is nestled between the beautiful peaks of Bisoke and Karisimbi near Karisoke research center.

Proceed to Western Rwanda, visit the beautiful Lake Kivu at gisenyi, Goma boarder of DR Congo, proceed to Nyungwe National Park for chimps tracking, black and white colobus monkey tracking, treetops canopy walk adventure and birding among others. Connect to Kigali capital with enroute visit to Murambi genocide memorial museum, Nyanza King’s palace among others. The trip ends with a city tour around Kigali before your departure flight. Similar to that is the 15 day Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safari adventure.