Comfortably situated in the heart of Africa is a small land locked country dubbed Rwanda in East and central Africa. A country that can simply leave your jaws dropping in amusement that you had never thought of.
With almost three quarters of Africa’s beauty all summed up in this tiny country, it gives one the best African safari experience ever. The green luxurious jungle accompanied with sounds of nature from the gorillas, chimps and other wildlife species, the variety of lovely birds and an unimaginably ravishing landscape traversed with numerous lakes and several hills certifying her beautiful name; The land of a thousand Hills.
Recently, Rwanda supremely rose to become one of the top safari destinations in Africa, offering extreme experiences to travelers through its wildlife, nature, landscape, birds, culture and other gifts that the country is blessed with.
Gorilla safaris in Rwanda. This is the most prominent tourism activity that the country prides in. Rwanda’s volcanoes national park is a home to over 350 endangered mountain gorillas, which is about a quarter of the world’s total population.
A gorilla safari in Rwanda offers miraculous encounters with the great apes of the jungle. Rwanda has 12 habituated gorilla groups, more than anywhere so far now giving you the best opportunities to look into the eyes of the huge silverback, a deserving reward that you get finally at the end of your trek. If not yet in your plan, then its time you included a gorilla tour in Rwanda on your bucket list.
Wildlife tours in Rwanda are another major activity that most tourists love to engage in while on their safaris in Rwanda. Akagera national park has the best game drive experience in Rwanda. Within only a few minutes, you are able to spot the giraffes, Impalas, Topis, Zebras, bush bucks, African swallows, elands, Vervet monkeys, warthogs, baboons, Mongoose, buffaloes, Oribi, hippos, crocodiles, elephants and other mammals.
A wildlife safari in Rwanda also exposes primate lovers to Nyungwe forest national park, the best spot for chimp trekking, forest walks and primate watching in the whole of Africa.
Bird watching trips in Rwanda offer the chief experiences that any birder would love to achieve. The country is blessed to be a shelter to the world’s highest population of birds ranking among the top five best birding destinations in the whole world.
The 700 bird species of Rwanda quench any kind of thirst for great birding safaris. Birding is mostly done in Nyungwe forest national park, Akagera national park, Rugezi swamp plus other destinations.
Be sure of spotting a grey crowned crane, papyrus Gonoleck, Kungwe apalis, Bennettis wood pecker, Cinnynis, white-tailed blue fly catcher, shoebill stork, tropical Boubou, regular sunrise bird, bronzy sun bird, among others.
Cultural safaris in Rwanda. Culture plays a vital role in attracting a vast number of travelers to Rwanda. One can easily say that Rwanda’s culture is all enveloped in one cultural village, Ibyiwachu because almost all the cultures in Rwanda are best displayed at Ibyiwachu cultural village. This village is located in Kinigi next to volcanoes National Park, making it a perfect complement to a memorable gorilla safari in Rwanda.
Meet all the three tribes of Rwanda; the Twa, Hutu and Tutsi, taste the local cuisine and also engage in the traditional music dance and drama of the Rwandese on your cultural tour in Rwanda.
For hiking safaris, Rwanda is the best destination that all tourism experts in Africa can recommend. The Muhabura, Karisimbi, Huye, Gahinga, Sabinyo, Mgahinga and Bisoke mountains basically explain why Rwanda is the land of a thousand hills giving the most awesome hiking adventures in Africa.
All these mountains are beautiful to behold, all just leaving you in wonders of how the experience of hiking to its top would be. Truthfully, all the mountains in Rwanda are worth the hike.
For any adventurous traveler, wishing to discover Africa in a limited time, then a safari in Rwanda is the most appropriate one because it is an amalgam of all the magical experiences in Africa.
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