Reasons to Visit Rwanda

Rwanda, often known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” offers one-of-a-kind safari experiences in one of the world’s most amazing countries. It has a great biodiversity, with incredible fauna dwelling in its volcanoes, highland rainforests, and wide plains. Rwanda truly has it all, with the lush rainforests of Nyungwe Forest National Park to the south, the Virunga volcanic mountains to the northwest, and the plains of Akagera National Park to the east. To top it off, the country is home to a diverse range of indigenous vegetation, wildlife, and animal species.

Mountain gorilla trekkingbirdwatching, classic game drivesnatural walkscultural encountershiking safari, and lakeside leisure are just a few of the unique tourist activities to enjoy in your safari tour to Rwanda. Conservation organizations, government agencies, and ordinary Rwandans have established methods to assure long-term prosperity for future generations based on the country’s abundant natural resources, the most well-known of which are Rwanda’s Virunga Mountain gorillas.

Hiking and trekking through deep rainforests to the tops of volcanic peaks and even high above the tree canopy are also available throughout the country. In Rwanda, you are constantly surrounded by incredible animals, both great and small. The chatter of primates and the calls of birds fill the treetops. Butterflies flit through the wind currents looking for the ideal wildflower. You can sense the presence of the sovereigns who once ruled here as you travel through Rwanda’s outback, and you may even meet Rwandans who maintain centuries-old traditions and crafts. The following are seven reasons to why you should visit Rwanda/ why you should go on a Rwanda safari vacation.

7 Reasons to Visit Rwanda

1.      An Inspiring Past History

Rwanda apart from mountain gorilla and chimps trekking is also known for its unique and fastening history. Take a walk along the Cultural Heritage Corridor, which runs south of Kigali, to get a sense of how things used to be. A reproduction of the traditional 10th-century thatched hut palace stands next to the 1931 concrete replacement at Nyanza’s King’s Palace Museum. (The latter was the personal servant of the country’s last two rulers.) Don’t forget to pay the Inyambo cows a visit in the back. Cows were once a renowned symbol of royalty. Traditional Intore dancers across the country are often seen imitating their long horns. The Ethnographic Museum in Huye, located further south, provides a more comprehensive look at Rwandan culture through seven galleries that feature architecture, textiles, hunting weapons, and other items produced, created, and used by Rwandans.

2.      Amazing Wildlife Encounters

Rwanda is home to some of Africa’s most fascinating wildlife, from mountain gorillas in the north to chimpanzees in the south (Nyungwe National Park alone has 13 species of primates). Local guides and experienced trackers assist visitors in exploring the jungles and mountain terrain while ensuring that important conservation initiatives are not jeopardized. Rwanda Wildlife Safari, despite its small size, packs a powerful punch in terms of wildlife, as well as a diverse cultural feast. Gorillas, buffalo, lions, leopards, elephants, spotted hyenas, and other animals can be found and enjoyed on your Rwanda safari tour. During your Rwanda safari, track mountain gorillas for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, and Akagera National Park are Rwanda’s three primary wildlife sites, each with its own unique biodiversity. During Rwanda Wildlife Safaris Wildlife viewing chances outside of these national parks are limited, Reasons to visit Rwanda 2022.

  • Volcanoes National Park is most renowned for its mountain gorilla population, which numbers in the hundreds.
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park is Rwanda’s most biodiverse location.
  • Akagera National Park is a more traditional African savannah reserve where you can view all five of the Big Five.

3.      Safety/ Security

Most travelers prioritize safety, and Rwanda is one of the safest countries in the world, not just in Africa: in Gallup’s Law and Order Index, which evaluates how safe people feel walking home at night, the country rated sixth internationally and first on the continent in 2015. Violent crime is almost non-existent, and Rwanda is unaffected by the terrorist concerns that have afflicted other East African locations.

4.      Pleasant and hospitable People

If you have a European complexion, you will almost certainly be referred to as a “muzungu” (the white one). Respond with a simple “amahoro” (hello) and a smile, and those who address you should attempt to converse with you. Kigali residents, many of whom understand English or French, are friendly and eager to converse with newcomers. If you visit one of the country’s interior villages, you will almost certainly be followed by a procession of young Rwandans eager to get to know you.

5.      Unique and fascinating Hike through a variety of landscapes

This area of a thousand hills has spectacular views to offer, as well as a palette of colors that range from the earth’s strong red to the bright greens of the tea plantations; these are incredibly beautiful landscapes. The magnificent Volcanoes National Park, with its highest point at almost 13,000 feet, stretches across northern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hiking aficionados and animal lovers will have a great time in their safari tour to Rwanda.

6.      Once-in-a-lifetime canopies walk experience.

The Nyungwe forest at Nyungwe National Park is one of Africa’s best-preserved montane forests. Nyungwe Forest National Park, located 220 kilometers from Kigali and six hours by car, encompasses five changing landscapes of rainforest, bamboo forests, wetlands, and grasslands. Hikers will love the park, which is one of the reasons Rwanda has become a popular tourist destination. The Nyungwe Forest National Park allows tourists to experience the country’s breathtaking environment while walking on a rope bridge hanging 50 meters above the earth. It’s a breathtaking rainforest excursion, the only one of its sort in East Africa, Reasons to visit Rwanda

Enjoy a blissful moment when you reach the center of the 200-meter canopy walk, where you can see white fluffy clouds in the distance. Enjoy the golden hue of the sunset while seeing amazing birds flying below and above you, captivating incredible serenades, and monkeys scurrying through the trees. This risky activity provides spectacular bird’s-eye views into the overstream bed, which is lined with a big tree and ferns, and which you will remember for a long time. For most visitors, canopy walks in Rwanda are one of the most magical jungle experiences on the planet. You should visit Rwanda because of this promenade, which offers stunning views of pure natural forest splendor.

7.      Unique and Amazing cultural encounters

Rwandan culture includes music, dance, and drama, with performances ranging from prowess demonstrations to comic songs and rural agricultural crafts. A cultural tour of the Iby’Iwacu cultural hamlet is an unforgettable experience to have while on safari in Rwanda. Iby’Iwacu provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the locals, who were once mountain gorilla poachers but are now mountain gorilla ‘protectors.’ In Nyabigoma, Musanze district, Iby’Iwacu village is near the Volcanoes National Park. Visitors visiting the village can connect with the residents, learn about their customs and beliefs, and participate in their everyday activities, Reasons to visit Rwanda.

In the Rwanda safari tour, Visitors are welcome to share a house with the locals, as well as heritage items such as lifestyles, activities, artifacts, and so on. The performers are dedicated to displaying their way of life, including dances, theater, and traditional methods of existence. Any visitor to the community will be humbled by the Iby’Iwacu traditional performance.

Finally, the best time to visit Rwanda/go on a Rwanda safari tour is during the dry season, which runs from June to October. During this time, most tourist activities such as game drives, walking safaris, and mountain gorilla trekking are best done, but it is also a great time to combine safari with other neighboring countries such as Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, Kenya’s Maasai Mara national park, and Uganda’s Murchison Falls national park.

Rwanda is also easily accessible from all around the world, with Kigali International Airport serving as the country’s main hub, receiving planes from all over the world. Rwanda is well connected to other East African countries such as Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro International Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport, Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, and Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, making it the most visited and best combined in one safari package/ itinerary with other East African country.

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