Rwanda Gorilla Safaris Tours
Rwanda Gorilla Safaris Tours, customized Gorilla trekking Safaris in Rwanda or Mountain Gorilla tours in Rwanda. Chimpanzee tracking, walking safaris, Rwanda African culture & mountain climbing adventure all in one gorilla safari in Rwanda. Gorilla safaris and tours in Rwanda are remarkable adventure once in a life time experiences that are offered solely in the destination Rwanda popularly known as the land of a thousand hills. Rwanda seats on the central African Plateau dotted with impressive features that are of interest to Rwanda safari undertakers. READ MORE
OVERVIEW OF RWANDA GORILLA SAFARIS TOURS
The Rwanda gorilla safaris tours in Rwanda range from 1 day to over 10 days depending on the amount of time that a traveler has got at his/ her disposal. The country’s diverse landscapes present a reason for prolonged visitor stay and extensive experience. The gorilla highlands of the North West adjoin the greater Virunga landscape which is a chain of eight (8) mountains and a home to 480 mountain gorillas that are critically endangered world over. This area is protected by the Volcanoes National Park which is the sole base of gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
Considering its location, Volcanoes National Park can receive travellers from Kigali – Rwanda’s main gateway and the neighboring countries of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. These neighboring states offer gorilla trekking activity as well but the world trekkers have always admired to trek both destinations to gain an all-round gorilla experience. Besides the Volcanoes National Park itself, the Rwanda gorilla safaris tours extend to incorporate other areas of interest. These include; Lake Kivu with its magnificent beaches Islands facilitating recreation and boat ride, Nyungwe Forest National Park which is the largest montane forest in Rwanda with 200 tree species including begoins and orchids along with 13 primate species which include the Common Chimpanzees and the largest grouping of black and white colobus monkeys in Africa, Butare and Nyanza for museums and royal palace tour respectively, Kigali city for urban landscape and Gisozi genocide site and eventually Akagera National Park – the only protected savannah habitat in Rwanda with a myriad of wild game including lions, Buffaloes, Elephants, Maasai Giraffe, Leopards, Antelopes among others not forgetting an extensive protected wetland system in central Africa.
Choose from the range of Rwanda gorilla safaris tours packages availed to you according to your respective travel days and interest. It can be noted that these packages can as well be customized to offer a personalized encounter in the land of a thousand hills.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT RWANDA
Area: 26,338 km2
Currency: Rwandan Franc
Official Language: Kinyarwanda, French & English
Independence Day: 1 July 1962
Type of Government: Presidential Republic (Unitary Parliamentary)
Rwanda’s average life expectancy is 40 yrs.
70 percent of people in Rwanda are literate
Agriculture and cattle are the traditional way of life in Rwanda. Rwandan people do not form villages but each family is surrounded by its own fields.
Rwanda is a landlocked East African country with a green, mountainous landscape. Its renowned Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The park encompasses 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes. In the southwest is Nyungwe National Park, with ancient montane rainforest that’s a habitat for chimpanzees and other primates.
Map Of Rwanda
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The Rwanda gorilla safaris tours in Rwanda range from 1 day to over 10 days depending on the amount of time that a traveller has got at his/ her disposal. The country’s diverse landscapes present a reason for prolonged visitor stay and extensive experience. The gorilla highlands of the North West adjoin the greater Virunga landscape which is a chain of eight (8) mountains and a home to 480 mountain gorillas that are critically endangered world over. This area is protected by the Volcanoes National Park which is the sole base of gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
1 Day Express Rwanda Gorilla Safari is the shortest gorilla safari that you can undertake in Rwanda. It is very ideal for traveller with limited time most especially those who are residing in Rwanda who can undertake it as an excursion. It involves waking up early if you are staying in Kigali city and it would be much easier if you are staying in Ruhengeri. Wake up very early in the morning at 5:00am to embark on the 116km transfer to Volcanoes National Park in the north west of Rwanda.
The 2 Days 1 Night Rwanda Gorilla Express is a mini break holiday encounter in the land of a thousand hills. The weekend break is enough for anyone to undertake this gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. The encounter involves trekking the precious mountain gorillas which are globally critically endangered, driving through great scenic views of the land of a thousand hills, the impressive heritage of Kigali city and paying tribute to the Rwandese who lost their lives in the horrific genocide that befell the county in 1994 by visiting the Gisozi Genocide memorial.
The 3 Days 2 Nights Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari is a unique safari of its own. It gives you an opportunity to track the two critically endangered primate species in the world i.e. the mountain gorillas and the golden Monkeys. The safari takes you back to what actually transpired during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Encountering the Virunga ranges is a remarkable experience of its own. Seeing them as they rise from the Democratic Republic of Congo through Rwanda up to Uganda in form of ranges is a wonder of its own and is worth exploring.
The 4 Days 3 Nights Rwanda Gorilla & Dian Fossey hike safari has features of a nature and heritage safari. The safari takes you through the mountain gorilla trekking in the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes where the Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park lay in a bid to protect these precious landscapes that shelter one of the world’s critically endangered species. Seeing gorillas with their frightening eyes with bodies’ marked thick fur along with their impressive ape features thriving in their gigantic nature will definitely draw you to the theory of evolution.
The 5 Days 4 Nights Gorilla & Wildlife Rwanda Safari is a rich safari encounter that gives you an opportunity to encounter primates and wild game. The Mountain gorillas thriving in the volcanoes National Park provide a life time experience for a traveller on Rwanda safari to meet them in their natural habitat covered by mist especially in the morning hours which is very rewarding to undertake. The wild game viewing in Akagera National Park is very rewarding to encounter.
The 6 Days, 5 Nights Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari is one the rewarding primate encounters that you can undertake in Rwanda. The safari involves trekking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, tracking chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park, recreational encounters on Lake Kivu which is the largest lake in Rwanda, culture and heritage tours in Huye / Butare where the National Museum is built and a memorial encounter with the genocide sites in various parts of Rwanda including Gisozi and Murambi.
The 8 Days, 7 Nights Rwanda Gorilla Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari gives you a detailed encounter of Rwanda. It covers the major destinations of Rwanda including Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest National Park and the heritage town of Butare Huye district. The safari involves in chimpanzee trekking, wild game viewing recreational boat cruise, mountain gorilla trekking and culture and heritage tours not forgetting the genocide memorials.
The 9 Days 8 Nights Rwanda Safari is one of the comprehensive safaris that you can undertake in Rwanda. The safari takes you through the Rwanda genocide memorial sites of gisozi and Nyamata, gorilla trekking and golden Monkey tracking encounter in the Virunga Mountains the recreational encounters on Lake Kivu, impressive sceneries along the Congo – Nile Trail, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest and wild game viewing in Akagera National Park. The safari incorporates recreation, wild game, primate and heritage tours.
MAP SHOWING RWANDA AND THE NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
MAP SHOWING ALL NATIONAL PARKS IN RWANDA
BEST SELLING AFFORDABLE RWANDA GORILLA SAFARIS TOURS
The 2 Days 1 Night Rwanda Gorilla Express is a mini break holiday encounter in the land of a thousand hills. The weekend break is enough for anyone to undertake this gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda.
The 3 Days 2 Nights Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari is a unique safari of its own. It gives you an opportunity to track the two critically endangered primate species in the world i.e. the mountain gorillas and the golden Monkeys.
The 6 Days, 5 Nights Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari is one the rewarding primate encounters that you can undertake in Rwanda. The safari involves trekking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, tracking chimpanzees
The 8 Days, 7 Nights Rwanda Gorilla Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari gives you a detailed encounter of Rwanda. It covers the major destinations of Rwanda including Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe
Accommodations in Volcanoes National park
Sabyinyo silver back lodge
The lodge is located excellently for gorilla safaris in Rwanda and it is positioned in Musanze district close to the parc National des Volcans park headquarters quite near to the Kinigi head offices.
Being situated at the foot hill of Virunga ranges, Sabyinyo Lodge comprises of a wonderful view of the volcanoes rolling hills and the surrounding country side.
The loge is comprised of
- 8 cottages each having a stunning views of the Virunga volcanoes and are spaced with a good privacy and the cottages are spacious comprising of
- a sitting room area with
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
The lodge is located in Musanze district northern Rwanda neighboring Volcanoes National Park. Mountain Gorilla View lodge is situated at the foothills of a volcanic mountain that make up the Virunga ranges called Mount Sabinyo, 15 minutes from the main entrance to the park.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an ecolodge with;
- 30 spacious cottages made of thatch and stone.
- A fireplace,
- En-suite facilities and a private veranda.
- A restaurant serving home cooked food and
- A bar fully stocked.
Mountain Gorillas’ Nest Lodge
This is a superb luxury lodge positioned in Musanze district in northern Rwanda. The lodge has a Jack Hannah’s cottages which offer a family sized magnificent accommodation.
It also has
- 2 large bedroom each with its own spacious bathroom and a lovely view of the golf course, a central area comprising of a very beautiful living room area with
- a fireplace burning wood,
- a television,
- a dining area with a kitchen and the cottage accommodates 4 people at maximum.
Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Volcanoes Boutique hotel is situated in Musanze former Ruhengeri province.
It is a five-star offering luxurious accommodation which is set just along the road heading to kinigi volcanoes National park head office.
The lodge is comprised of;
- 13 bedrooms which are double and twin,
- a VIP cottage and each facility is air conditioned
- a flat screen TV,
- a refrigerator and kettle. It also has
- a restaurant,
- a pool,
- a traditional sauna and a steam sauna.
Virunga lodge is positioned on the ridge near volcanoes National park’s headquarter only an hour drive and is overlooking Lake Burera and Lake Ruhand. The lodge features;
- 8 stone rooms
- A private toilet
- Wooden floors
- Verandahs with wooden furniture
- Solar heated hot water
Accommodations in Akagera National park Rwanda
Ruzizi Tented Lodge
Ruzizi Tented Lodge is the only Luxury Lodge Found in Akagera National Park Rwwanda. Ruzizi Tented lodge is an up-market lodge where one can only use one word – excellent. It was opened in 2013.
With excellent facilities offering great service. Ruzizi tented lodge has;
- 20 tented camp with beds in each eco camp.
Akagera Game Lodge
Akagera Game Lodge is a budget Holiday Inn with good facilities including over
- 50 rooms- the key word is affordable and one could add comfortable enough with
- en-suite bathrooms,
- writing desk,
- swimming pool,
- tennis court and more.
The key word is affordable and one could have comfortable enough with these en-suite Akagera Game Lodge overlooks Lake Ihema and the savannah that is all around – the dining area and bar also overlook Lake Ihema and the surrounding such as the savanna
Dereva hotel which is situated 0nly 50 minute drive from the Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. The hotel features,
- 78 rooms and suite
- A restaurant
- A bar
- Conferene facilities
The amenities include,
- Satellite television
- WIFI internet
- Line telephone
- Data port for internet connectity.
Accommodations in Nyungwe National Park Rwanda
Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Nyungwe Forest Lodge stands as a top notch luxury lodge surrounded by Gisakura tea estate at the border of Nyungwe Forest National Park. It is the best lodge so far offering an ideal base for Nyungwe forest exploration by affluent travelers on Safaris in Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest Lodge presents a 5 star accommodation close to nature and the local culture but not compromising the standard of the facilities and quality of service.
Accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge is offered in a range of 22 luxury rooms which are positioned in six (6) wooden villas with four (4) rooms each. Two presidential suites thrive in separate villas with one these having a Jacuzzi.
The rooms are grouped as follows;
- 15 Double rooms with King sized beds
- 5 Twin rooms with 2 single beds in each
- 2 Suites with King beds in master bed room and a connecting twin bed room
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Nyungwe Top View Hotel is a midrange lodge located the top of the hills on the margin of Nyungwe Forest National Park. Accommodation at Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel is presented in twelve (12) units comprising of four (4) twins along with eight (8) apartments.
Facilities at Nyungwe Hill Top View Lodge
- Self-contained rooms
- Fire place.
Gisakura Guest House is a budget lodge located at 2km from the Rwanda Safari destination of Nyungwe National Park. It is near the tea estate of Gisakura along the Cyangungu road.
Facilities at Gisakura Guesthouse
- En suite rooms
Accommodation Rates for Gisakura Guesthouse
|Twin rooms (Colobus house or Turaco house)||23,500 Rwf|
|Double rooms (Chimpanzee house, waterfall trail or canopy walkway)||35,400 Rwf|
|Triple room (Monkey house)||47,200 Rwf|
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1 Day Express Rwanda Gorilla Safari is the shortest gorilla safari that you can undertake in Rwanda. It is very ideal for traveller with limited time most
The 3 Days 2 Nights Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari is a unique safari of its own. It gives you an opportunity to track the two critically endangered
The 4 Days 3 Nights Rwanda Gorilla & Dian Fossey hike safari has features of a nature and heritage safari. The safari takes you through the mountain gorilla
The 5 Days 4 Nights Gorilla & Wildlife Rwanda Safari is a rich safari encounter that gives you an opportunity to encounter primates and wild game.
The 6 Days, 5 Nights Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari is one the rewarding primate encounters that you can undertake in Rwanda. The safari involves
The 8 Days, 7 Nights Rwanda Gorilla Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari gives you a detailed encounter of Rwanda. It covers the major destinations of Rwanda
The 9 Days 8 Nights Rwanda Safari is one of the comprehensive safaris that you can undertake in Rwanda. The safari takes you through the Rwanda genocide
RWANDA ATTRACTIONS AND SAFARI PARKS
Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park Rwanda also known as Parc National des Volcans in French lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is famous for gorilla tours in the Virunga Conservation Area and as the first African national park .The Park was gazetted in the year 1925 as the area surrounded by Mikeno, Karisimbi and Visoke volcanic peaks and a mountain gorilla’s natural sanctuary. This park is mostly known after the famous primatologist Dr Dian Fossey who arrived in this park in 1967 setting up Karisoke Research Centre between Visoke and Karisimbi. Dian Fossey later was assassinated by poachers she had vehemently fought all her life as portrayed in her autobiography – Gorillas in the Mist. Her graveyard at the research Centre has up to date become a great tourist attraction.
Akagera National Park Rwanda
Akagera National Park Rwanda is perfectly situated in the north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. The park was named after the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes of which the largest is Lake Ihema. The rolling hills of Acacia and Brachystegia Woodland coupled with scattered grassland and swamp-fringed lakes along the meandering Akagera watercourse combine to create a park of breathtaking scenic beauty.
Akagera National Park covers 1,200 km² in eastern Rwanda, along the Tanzanian border. It was established in the year 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three Eco regions of savannah, mountain and swamp. The park is named for the Kagera River which flows along its eastern boundary feeding into several lakes the largest of which is Lake Ihema. The complex system of lakes and linking papyrus swamps makes up over 1/3 of the park and is the largest protected wetland in central Africa.
Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda
Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda is situated in the majestic hills of southwestern Rwanda and its bordering Burundi on the south with Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the western part of the park. The park is the only largest montane forest remaining in Central and East Africa. It is perfectly positioned in the watershed between the basin of the river Nile on the eastern side and the basin of the river Congo on the western part. Nyungwe forest is one of the outstanding sources of the prominent Nile on the eastern part of the part of the park. Nyungwe National Park Rwanda was established in the year 2004 and it covers an area an estimated area of 970 km² of rainforest, grassland, bamboo, blogs and swamps. Cyangugu town is the nearest town located just 54 km from the town to the park on the western direction and Mount Bigugu is perfectly situated within the park boundaries.