There are lots of adventure activities that you can do and the places you can visit while on a gorilla trek in Rwanda. This country will surely amaze you with its clean capital city; Kigali, with great roads that are in good shape as well as infrastructures that are so amazing. This beautiful country has positioned itself as an up market destination by upgrading its lodges, adding the exclusive world class lodges and Hotels, improving the roads and making Rwanda one of Africa’s most welcoming countries. This land of a thousand hills is a small land locked country in Africa with countless natural wonders to view and the activities like climbing, biking, hiking and many more. You can also do gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, golden monkey tracking, and many other primates and wildlife species in Akagera National Park
There are many hiking and biking trails as well as the historic and cultural sites including the performances of its dance and music rituals. You should not also miss to visit the sacred places in Rwanda as well as the memorials that honor the victims of 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Rwanda is a small country in the heart of Africa but it comes with variety of activities. Below are the common things to do in Rwanda;
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda; this is the star tourist attraction and there are over 10 habituated gorilla families to visit on the slopes of Virunga Volcanoes in the scenic land of a 1000 hills in Rwanda. Many visitors flock to Rwanda to track these primates and some track them twice which is a once in a life time experience in Rwanda. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is so convenient with a short drive from Kigali, as most every other tourism location in Rwanda. You can as well add other activities to gorilla trekking and the permit is now at $1500 per person per day. The park is Rwanda’s conservation efforts, local community support and as part of the strategy to market Rwanda as an up market destination.
Volcanoes National Park is the most famous park in the country and the most visited by the tourists. This national park is a unique platform that offers many activities to tourists including; golden monkey tracking, birding, Volcano climbing and hiking, nature walks along the pristine crater lakes, caving, Dian Fossey visit as well as the Musanze cave visit. This national park is a magnet that draws many people from around the world with many things to do and see in the shadows of Virunga volcanoes.
Nyungwe Forest National park is the largest track of montane forest with many wonders like the canopy walk through the forest, 50 meters above the ground and above the tree tops. There are 130 hiking trails in the park ad you can enjoy many activities including; chimpanzee trekking, nature walks, Colobus monkey tracking. This park is one of the best birding destinations in Africa. Enjoy orchids in season and many other flowers, afro montane vegetation, butterflies and many more. You must not miss this national park on any visit to Rwanda.
Akagera National park is the only savannah wildlife park and it borders Tanzania. It’s a beautiful scenic park where you can go on a day and night game drive, nature walks, boat safaris, fishing, boating, birding, village visits as stays, as well as many different lodges that are found in the park. This national park makes your visit to Rwanda more of complete by offering you the African savannah adventure and its wildlife variety and scenery. You are not supposed to miss lions found in this park.
Lake Kivu is also Rwanda water body and you can get to enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, wind surfing, biking, nature walks, and sail boating, cultural visits along Lake Kivu. This lake is a very perfect lake in Rwanda where you can chill out after Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking, biking, volcano climbing, hiking, the Nile Congo trail as well exploring Rwanda.
Rwanda was a victim of genocide in 1994; this was 100 days of blood and tears that tore this small country to shreds. Presently Rwanda has stood up from those days and many developments have come up which has encouraged many tourists to visit this country. Such places are not normal places to see and do, but Rwanda is a message to anyone as to what happens when the world stands by. It should be known that many people died in the genocide.
Kigali city is one of the friendliest and least chaotic cities in Rwanda with many things to do and see for visitors as well as tourists. Below are some of the must visit places in Kigali that will offer you an idea as to what awaits you. The genocide memorial, the Muslim quarter with all of sights and sounds, hotel Rwanda, the Belgian Solider Memorials and many more. Arts, Crafts, delightful restaurants that serve excellent food, be sure to try some Goat Brochettes and try the superb Rwandan coffee at one of the coffee shops in Kigali
There is the pilgrimage to Kibeho, Many people come each year not only see the mountain gorillas but also to pilgrimage to the small town in southern Rwanda. This was a place where some young people had visions of Mary appearing to them and telling them about the genocide. In 2001, the Vatican validated the visions and the little town of Kibeho that became the Lourdes of Africa with many pilgrims not only from Rwanda and other African countries but from all over the world.