Rwanda is famously known as the land of a thousand hills and adorned with its beautiful green scenery that engulfs the nation. Rwanda is famed for being the birthplace of mountain gorilla tracking which is a thrilling life time experience and challenge.
In addition one is privileged to sight the rare golden monkey in the volcano hills of Rwanda. An assortment of bird species is available in the Rwandese national parks and bird lovers will be in bird haven once they start their safari to Rwanda.
Rwanda’s main national park includes the Akagera national park, Nyungwe forest national park and the volcanoes national park. The Akagera national park borders Rwanda and Tanzania. It showcases most wildlife species like the elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras and many more. It is a remote source of the river Nile and bird viewing can be undertaken in the park. Camping is a common activity undertaken in the Akagera national park.
Nyungwe forest national park is a splendid safari to partake while in Rwanda. It has a rich biodiversity with over 200 tree species and an assortment of hundreds of species of flowering plants. A safari to Nyungwe will delight you with sights of primates, with over 500 chimpanzees situated in the park. In addition, it is a bird heaven with over 250 bird species which can be sighted in the park. This will be a safari experience to remember.
The volcanoes national park is the home to the rare mountain gorilla. Situated in the foothills of Virungas, is the rich green rain forest that is home to the mountain gorillas and thus the famed mountain gorilla tracking safari. Experience the mountainous climate, its flora and fauna and the breathtaking scenery. The national park also inhabits the rare golden monkeys, buffaloes and elephants are also a sight to behold while in the park.
The Rwandese people are privileged to preserve their rich culture and traditions. Visitors have the opportunity to witness the Rwandese traditional music and dances, their traditional handicrafts and arts. In addition a trip to the Butare national museum will enable visitors to have a glimpse of the Rwandese history and the rise of the Rwandese people from the genocide era to a bright new rebirth of the current prosperous nation.