Rwanda has done much over the past decade and a half to recover from its violent history. Today, Rwanda is a stable country and is rapidly growing economically. Because of the country’s beauty is has especially grown in terms of tourism. The lush mountains and vibrant plains are home to a variety of wildlife, making Rwanda a prime destination for safaris.
Go Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
People venturing on Rwanda safaris are especially drawn to the famous mountain gorillas. Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is home to the world’s largest number of endangered gorillas. It is actually one of the few countries in Africa where these magnificent creatures can still be found.
Experience Game Viewing in Akagera National Park
The country is also famous for its range of other types of wildlife. Safaris can be taken through places like Akagera National park where there are elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and more. If planning to stay in Rwanda for several days, the small size of the country makes it ideal for taking a variety of tours as everything is in relatively close proximity. This convenience, along with the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Rwanda, makes it a dream safari destination.
Experience Nyungwe Forest
Nyungwe Forest is a high-altitude, mountainous rainforest in southern Rwanda established as a forest reserve in 1933. The conservation area consists of approximately 378 square miles (970 square kilometers). The forest is located in the Albertine Rift, a series of mountain ranges beginning at the Rwenzori mountains in western Uganda and Congo, continuing south into the Lendu Plateau in eastern Congo. Contiguous with Kibira National Park in Burundi, Nyungwe is one of the largest mountainous rainforests remaining in Africa. Just recently the Nyungwe forest received National Park status, making it East Africa’s largest protected high-altitude rainforest.