Rwanda Safaris: The World’s Most Accessible Gorilla Trekking Destination
Rwanda Safaris: The World’s Most Accessible Gorilla Trekking Destination. Our curated journeys in Rwanda offer you a taste of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Rwanda’s beautiful scenery and friendly, inviting people create one-of-a-kind experiences. This is a country noted by its outstanding biodiversity, volcanoes, and highland rainforests that are home to the gorillas. Rarely experienced in isolation, a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari works nicely with other East African sites such as Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania.
There is more to verdant and hilly Rwanda than meets the eye: it is also home to the primate-packed Nyungwe Forest National Park, where lively chimpanzees frolic and the skies are filled with a plethora of birds. And in low lying eastern Rwanda, Akagera National Park offers big game viewing in a diversified savannah setting with safari heavyweights including lions and elephants. Here are some of our favorite reasons to go on a Rwanda safari:
Reasons to go on a Rwanda Safari
Soul Stirring Encounters with Mountain Gorillas & Wildlife
In the midst of lush forests, stunning mountains, and undulating hills, Rwanda is home to some of the best primate tracking in the world. Most wildlife enthusiasts travel to Rwanda to monitor and spend time with critically endangered primates up close, especially mountain gorillas—there are more than half of the world’s surviving gorillas.
Kigali: The Modern Heartbeat of Rwanda
As one of the nicest cities in Africa, Kigali has emerged from its troubled past to become an ideal jumping-off place for a safari in Rwanda; it is also clean and safe. Here you can feel the pulse of Rwanda, from the bustling marketplaces to the thriving shopping malls in the city center that include unique boutiques and cafes. The city is spread out over multiple hills and offers plenty of activities to keep you busy for a few days.
- Visit the Kigali Cultural Village to participate in art classes and listen to live music.
- Visit Hingakwa Women’s Coffee Cooperative to taste the world’s best Fair Trade coffee.
- Make sure to plan your visit around the Kigali Fashion Show, Hobe Rwanda Festival, or Kigali Film Festival.
- Grieved visitors should visit the Genocide Memorial Centre.
Sustainable Gorilla Safaris: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund & Ellen DeGeneres Campus
The filmmakers that shot Gorillas in the Mist followed twenty years of research by the late Dian Fossey on the endangered mountain gorilla’s behavior on the bamboo-covered slopes of Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes. The massive efforts to preserve the gorilla species are finally within reach, and you can be a part of it by going on a gorilla trekking adventure and interacting with local scientists in their cutting-edge labs.
- Join a gorilla researcher for a two-hour tour of the campus’s backstage areas.
- The Price Research Center offers a half-day activity that will captivate you.
- Experience the art of gorilla conservation in a one-on-one, two-hour session.
- Join a researcher from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund on a gorilla trekking adventure.
Convenient Travel & Easily Combined with Other Destinations
The most appealing aspect of a Rwanda safari is the opportunity to undertake gorilla trekking, which is made easier by the country’s small size and ease of transportation. You may experience genuine and breathtaking gorilla treks in Rwanda after landing in Kigali, the capital city. The famed Volcanoes National Park, with its habituated but still wild gorilla families, is only a few hours’ drive away. Combinations with other well-known safari locations, such as the expansive plains of Tanzania and Kenya or the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar, are also possible when visiting Rwanda.
- Combinable with island getaways and Big Five safari locations
- Air travel and personalized schedules
- The easiest ways to go gorilla trekking
- Gorilla trekking in Uganda or the Congo can be extended.
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