The tourism in industry in Rwanda has been improving throughout the years regardless of the difficult past of the 1993 Rwandese genocide. Rwanda is a small landlocked nation found situated in east Africa neighboring Tanzania in the east, Burundi in the south, DRC in the west and Uganda in the north. The country is blessed with number wildlife and it’s believed to be among the leading wildlife safari destination in Africa. Rwanda is also famously known as ‘the land of thousand hills’ and has a variety of adventure to offer to vacationers looking for once a lifetime experience. Wildlife safaris and amazing experiences can be enjoyed in one of the national parks in the country.
The most visit national park in Rwanda is the volcanoes national park found in the northwestern part of the country boarding Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and DRC’s Virunga National Park. The park is home to the rare and critically endangered mountain gorillas and is also regarded as the best destination on earth where tourists can enjoy gorilla trekking safaris. In Volcanoes National Park, there are 10 habituated gorilla groups that are interested in visitor appearance. Gorilla trekking permits are sold at $750 and gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda can be done at anytime of the year however the best experiences are during the dry season.
The park is covered with a tropical rainforest and bamboo and it in this way it is home various wildlife species like it is said to hosts over 178 species of bird and numerous reptiles that are always encountered by visitor while tracking mountain gorillas in the forest.
Volcanoes national park is additionally home to the rare and endangered golden monkeys, which are primates that are endemic to the Virunga volcanoes. Pretty much as their names portrays, golden monkeys are covered with a layer of golden far and watching them in their natural habitat additionally offer an amazing primate experience. They likewise live in groups of their close relatives furthermore feed on plant leaves, wild fruits and shoots. Golden monkey tracking begins in the morning as visitors hike the forest to meet them. Golden monkey permits are sold at just $100 and can be obtained through a trusted tour company like Gorilla Expeditions Ltd or African Jungle Adventures Ltd.
In the south part of Rwanda is Nyungwe Forest National Park bordering Burundi to the south and Democratic Republic of Congo and Lake Kivu to the west. The Nyungwe Rainforest is the biggest and well preserved natural montane rainforest in east Africa. Nyungwe Forest expands a few kilometers over various hills and the best destination for chimpanzee tracking.
The forest has the highest population of chimpanzees and it is also home to 13 different species of primates. These are normally seen over tree branches as they move from one place to another in most cases looking for fresh leaves, wild fruits which for meals or notwithstanding searching for new places where to spend a night. There are well developed tracking trails that lead adventurous visitors to the different parts of the forest with awesome sightings of other wildlife species like birds, butterflies and many others.
Nyungwe Forest National Park additionally has the only canopy walk way in east Africa that stands a few meters over the ground consequently offering extraordinary aerial views of this vast forest. This national park can be gotten to by street from Kigali in around 4 to 5 hours drive through the countryside of Rwanda.
Akagera National park the only savanna park in Rwanda found in the eastern part of the country and is the destination in Rwanda where wildlife lovers can view different wildlife species like; buffaloes, African elephants, zebras, lions, zebras and many others. Game drive and boat cruise are the main tourist activities done in the park.
Boat cruise in Akagera national park is done on Lake Ihema and tourists go to view different wildlife life like; crocodiles, hippos and a variety of water loving birds along the shores.