Rwanda’s popular tour and safari destinations

Rwanda’s popular tour and safari destinations : Rwanda in the recent years has become one of the go to places for tour trips and safaris. the country famous for a couple of things but mostly the mountian gorillas and the thousand hills, attracts over 10,000 tourists every year. the tourists are ofcourse delighted to experience the country’s diverse beauty that includes expansive mountians and hills, breathe taking lakes, assorted vegetation and the beautiful amzing people.

Well, we know your going to be visiting Rwanda any time soon. and here are the popular tour and safari destinations you will find in Rwanda.

Volcanoes National Park

The famous park is one of the four homes of the remaining breathe taking mountain Gorillas. Which means most people that visit the park are looking forward to trekking the gorillas.

 but beyond the mountain gorillas, the park has many tourism potentials, it host rare and endangered golden monkeys, forest buffalos and a lots of bird life including the localized Albertine rift Endemics.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

In the southwest is Nyungwe National Park, with ancient Montane rainforest which is a habitat for chimpanzees and other primates. The montane nature of the forest makes it one of the perfect Rwanda destinations for enjoying a Canopy walk across ridges. To the West, the scenic part of Rwanda is marked by lake Kivu which is surrounded by magnificent mountains. It is a perfect  place for holiday makers to spend time relaxing after their tough trekking activities in Rwanda parks.

Kigali the capital city and conference hub of East Africa forms a central stepping stone to various destinations within the country and central and East Africa. The city is green, vibrant, safe, and brews superb home grown tea and coffee. Although Rwanda is often associated with the 1994 Genocide that resulted in the mass murder of as much as 20% of the country’s total population, the country is taking giant strides towards cultural recovery and investments in the future. Rwanda tourism is growing with the following being some of the best places to visit in Rwanda and the popular destinations to explore.

Akagera National Park

Rwanda savannah park protecting animals and vegetation in their habitats especially the big game. It currently offers opportunities to see big game such as; Elephant, giraffes, Zebra, lions, leopards, and variety of various Antelope species.

Rwanda's popular tour and safari destinations
Akagera N.P

Nyungwe Forest National Park

One of the few remaining tropical mountainous rain forests in Africa located in south western part that hosts about 13 primate species that include habituated Chimpanzees, Rare Angolan colobus monkey, l’hoest monkey, owl faced, baboons, red tailed monkeys.

Kigali Capital City

Kigali city, with a population of more than 1 million, is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. Top attractions in Kigali include Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Kandt House Museum of Natural History, Presidential Palace Museum, Green Park, City People, Culture and Sights.

Lake Kivu Beaches

Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Attractions include – beaches, volcanoes, gorillas, and chimpanzees.

Gisenyi Town

Gisenyi is a city in Rubavu district in Rwanda’s Western Province. The town of Gisenyi is contiguous with Goma, the city across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Attractions in Gesenyi Town include lakes, beaches, hot-springs, and volcanoes.