Rwanda is one of the upcoming destinations in Africa. Many travelers visit Rwanda for gorilla trekking. Looking to taking a safari in Rwanda? Here are the five best destinations in Rwanda;
1.Volcanoes National park
The Volcanoes National Park is the most popular of all Rwanda’s national parks. This renowned gorilla tracking destination is located just two and a half hours north of Kigali city. It lies within the Northern Province and headquarters of the park sit on the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes at a location called Kinigi. Though days trips are possible to this park, if you would like to get acclimatised to the environment before your gorilla trek, it is important to stay atleast a night at one of the lodges.
Wondering about where to stay? The Volcanoes National Park is equipped with several options that include luxury, mid-range and budget accommodation facilities. All travellers heading for the memorable gorilla trek assemble at the park headquarters to get briefed and assigned into groups of up to 8 tourists to start their trek into the bamboo forests.
The Volcanoes National Park has made Rwanda, a favorite destination for primate safaris and every year thousands of tourists visit the park to engage in gorilla trekking as well as other adventure activities that have been developed in the park. Other adventure activities that you can enjoy in the park include golden monkey tracking, volcano hiking, nature walks and cultural experiences that can be enjoyed from the community that live adjacent to the park.
2. Lake Kivu
Kivu is one of Africa’s Great lakes with deep emerald green waters and shoreline of the magnificent mountains and fishing villages. The lake is dotted with un in habited islands that can be explored by boats and provide the perfect location to relax and enjoy the serene peace of the country side with ambience.
3. Nyungwe National park
This is one of the oldest rain forest found anywhere on the African continent. The lush green forest is a home to over 300 bird species and 13 primate species including Chimpanzee, Colobus monkeys, Grey-cheeked mangabey ,Golden Monkey, Owl-faced monkey , Three species of bush baby, Olive baboon ,Red -tailed monkey, Ruwenzori colobus, Silver monkey , L’Hoest’s monkey ,Vervet monkey ,Owl-faced monkey & others. You can enjoy the elevated canopy trails along a 70metre high walk away from exhilarating views of the forest.
4. Akagera National Park
This is Rwanda’s largest National park and a home to diversity of Plants & animals.The lakes papyrus, swamp; savannah plains & rolling highlands make Akagera an incredible scenic reserve. The park is a home to Exclusive shoebill stork & other bird species, elephants, leopards, antelopes, giraffes, lions, Bufalloes among others. That will make your wildlife excursion during game drive more thrilling in Africa hence making Rwanda the great travel country in the entire world.