Generally seen as a gorilla trekking destination, Rwanda national parks have much more to offer.Rwanda has long been considered as the first choice for gorilla tracking destination, but this “Thousand Hills Country “ has much more to be added on a gorilla trekking tour program.
There are plenty of things to do to be added on your travel program to extend the duration of your holiday in Rwanda and get to know more travel attractions this country has for tourists of today and tomorrow.
Starting primates, the country is home of 13 species of primates and the only East African only with a canopy walk; that entire package is to be found in the dense rainforests of Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Gorilla has been an undeniable driving force for Rwanda tourism -and from that the country has developed its reputation being one of the main African tourist destinations. Experts estimate the world has around 880 mountain gorillas and one third may be in Rwanda alone, in Volcanoes National Park.
A recent reintroduction of lions to Akagera National Park in the eastern province has lifted Rwanda on another level of African safari destinations.
Apart from visiting national parks, travelers to Rwanda can participate in community and cultural activities, trekking villages, historic museums, memorials, churches, contemplating the green landscapes of this country; when thinking of photo safari in Africa, Rwanda should be on the list.
Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where the critically endangered mountain gorillas live. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda, hiking mountains to see this gentle animal in their natural habitat is seen as a unique experience in African safaris.Trekking can take from 30 minutes to 4 hours + based on the family allocated to your group and their location.Primates tracking
Apart from gorillas, a “must-be on the list” on Rwanda wildlife tours, travelers would happy to know there are three more species of primate on their Rwanda travel program: Chimpanzees, Black-and-white colobus monkeys, and the endangered Golden monkey.
Chimpanzee groups, the black-and-white colobus live high in Nyungwe National Park and these long-haired creatures make a dream for wildlife photographer.
Neighbors to the gorillas, the Golden monkeys are found in places outside of Volcanoes National Park, energetic, in beautiful colors they may be around 30 individuals. Tracking these primates is really an added amazing travel experience in Rwanda
With over 1450 bird species of which 27 are Albertine Rift endemics,Rwanda is also regarded as an exciting African travel destination for birdwatching .
Species include the Red-Faced Barbet, Shoebill Stork, Bennett’s Woodpecker, Papyrus Gonolek and the Miombo Wren-Warblers.
With the three National Parks, Rwanda possesses seven important Birding Areas (IBAs) including —Volcanoes NP, Akagera NP and Nyungwe NP.Other IBAs are: Rugezi Swamp, Akanyaru, Nyabarongo and Cyamudongo.
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|Area (km2)||26,338 km2|