Best Africa Trips For Seniors: Rwanda Senior Travel Tours(2023)

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Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Augustine Tours

Have you wondered which African destinations are suitable for senior travel tours? How about the tour activities or the best senior travel companies? Can safari trips in Africa accommodate me, or do they provide limited options for seniors trips packages?  The answer is that there is an excellent choice of senior travel tours with a variety of activities and destinations to consider, including wildlife safaris, cultural excursions, and scenic tours.

In this post, we will explore Rwanda, an African safari destination that has proven to be preferred for senior tours. Rwanda offers a unique blend of adventure and cultural experiences. Rwanda’s diverse landscape and rich history make it an ideal destination for seniors looking to immerse themselves in wildlife safaris, cultural excursions, and historical tours. On top of Rwanda tours, there is the iconic Gorilla trekking experience. The Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park allows seniors to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Rwanda is well-positioned to offer one of the best African trips for seniors. The next paragraph will explain in detail.

Gorilla Watching on Rwanda Senior Travel Tours is a piece of Cake

Mountain Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should not be missed, regardless of your age. Indeed, it is a signature of the African senior travel tours Do you feel like watching gorilla tours is too hard for you? Let me reveal a secret that will make your gorilla tour experience easier and more enjoyable: there are experienced guides who will accompany you every step of the way. Last year (2022), we had a lady from the USA who was in her 80s. She successfully completed the gorilla tour without any difficulties. It just goes to show that age is not a barrier when it comes to exploring and experiencing the wonders of nature.

Now that you know age is not a barrier when it comes to exploring and experiencing the wonders of nature, let’s dive into the details. 

Rwanda Senior Tours That Might Seem Difficult but Aren’t

First, let’s find out some of the Rwanda adventure travel tours that adrenalin junkies would die for:

  • Hiking, Biking, or Kayaking the Congo-Nile Trail
  • Searching for Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Rainforest
  • Rwanda Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Kayaking Lake Kivu
  • Climbing Mount Bisoke

Those are the activities that won’t necessarily test your physical and mental strength.  But if you are confident enough that your doctor and your spouse would be coercing you to look elsewhere no matter what shape you are in, then look no further but just below the things you will breeze through.

Gorilla Trekking For Senior Travel Tours

Why does Gorilla watching matter for trips for seniors over 60? Senior travel tours offer a unique and enriching experience for older adults looking to explore the world in a comfortable and hassle-free manner. Trips for seniors cater specifically to the needs and preferences of seniors, ensuring that every aspect of the journey is tailored to their comfort and enjoyment.

Looking for the best travel groups for single seniors or simply African tours for seniors, Rwanda is the right choice.

Rwanda Senior Travel Tours  are the Best Africa Small group Tailor-made tours
Best Africa Small group Tailor-made tours

Rwanda Lodges Enhance Gorilla Trekking Experience

Yes, the gorilla permit and accommodation would be pre-booked for you, should you choose to exercise this not-so-challenging hike in Volcanoes National Park. You might be mistaken for taking Rwanda Gorilla trekking as a daunting activity, as spending a night around the park, perhaps is not your cup of tea anymore, but believe me, it is relaxing. Waking up and taking your breakfast in a green environment, entertained by the professional service of Virunga Lodge, Bisate Lodge, and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, just to name a few, is an incomparable unforgettable experience.

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Sightseeing Trips for Seniors around Volcanoes National Park

At almost the dead center of Lake Burela, a little piece of land just known as Cyuza’s Island wedges through its head over the water and can easily be reachable by boat. Swimming and kayaking in the gentlest of streams may not entice you to participate in the activities, but I promise you this – the view of Mount Muhabura from the Lodge is breathtaking. And if you are with friends and family, a visit down memory lane is something you wouldn’t want to miss for anything.

Local travel experts have a wealth of knowledge to design suiting all types of travelers be it African travel groups for adults over 50 or private trips for seniors. An optimum itinerary will include some key information about the time of the walking tour, travel insurance, single supplements in case of solo travelers, and group tour size.

Surfing through Game Drive Safari

Rwanda Gorilla trekking is undeniably a popular African wildlife vacation activity. However, the country itself is not big on showcasing great safaris for safari fanatics, instead, it offers a more traditional approach to the safari experience. Rwanda has Akagera National Park, which is the only hands-on safari park the country has, and it is also the playground of the fabulous five – lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalos.

zebras in akagera national park in rwanda
Zebras in Akagera national park in Rwanda

For maximum experience, plan a tour of luxury slicing through the park in the middle and stay at Rusizi’s tented Lodge by Lake Ihema. You can also choose to spend the night under the sky with some of the brightest stars you can ever see anywhere. Whether you are looking for a luxury Rwanda gorilla safari or family retreat, you will find your way. 

Energize Yourself with Rwanda Green Freshness & Cultural Experience

After tackling the bumps offered by the dirt roads, charge your batteries by embracing the emerald green Sorwathe Tea plantation. The beauty of this country goes beyond Rwanda wildlife tours. With the vast greenness around with the cloudless blue sky above, be sure to relieve yourself from all the dirt deposited on your body and mind by the rigorous city living. And, don’t forget to educate yourself about the tea-making process while walking through the plantation’s sloping pathways.

Rwanda History Lesson with Pleasure

Diving into the historical and cultural visits for a transformative tour experience. To commemorate 25 years of independence, the Ethnographic Museum is a gift from Belgium. The first thing you would be mesmerized by is the building itself. But being situated in a beautiful building is only a small feat compared to the vast sea of treasures the museum can offer. It is regarded as one of the best museums in the whole African continent having a rich collection of ethnological and archeological artifacts.

The museum consists of seven outstandingly alighted exhibition halls. Seven halls perform different duties in housing different attractions for professional and amateur historians alike. The first hall has the museum shop, the second one displays a hugely detailed topography of the landmass Rwanda possesses, and the middle one store’s items used in woodwork, agriculture, pottery, animal husbandry, hunting, and other domestic acts that were performed in the ancient time in the chronological order as suggested by the historians. The best wildlife tours in Rwanda don’t exclude opportunities for experiential African safaris.

cultural village wedding party
cultural village wedding party

In the center, there stands the Kagondo hut exhibiting housing and living items of pre-colonial times. The remaining halls show traditional clothing and information on Rwandan prehistory. There is also an exciting segment showcasing divination.

And for the artistic types, the greatest attraction is that the museum is the place where professional Intore dancers and drummers perform to amaze you. You need to time it to suit the schedule.

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Be A Rwandan ‘Kingsman’

The King’s Palace Museum in Rukari wasn’t built to make you a historian, rather the idea was to make you awestruck.  Just a stone’s throw distance at the southwest of the city, this establishment was established to showcase the royal delights with some of the architectural idiosyncrasies.

The Inyambos (sacred cows) wander royally at the compound just behind the palace. Don’t be afraid to look at the 2.5-meter span between the horns, because these majestic creatures would rather be dozing if you care to sing lullabies to them.

Become a Craftsman

Now is the time to learn something truly unique and if you are up to the challenge, go to a village called Nkotsi about 7 kilometers away from the southwest of Musanze. The village hosts a mirthful and occupying package of cultural activities ranging from basket-weaving demonstrations to learning to brew banana beer.  You can also learn beekeeping, traditional medicine, and drumming lessons. But if you aren’t in the learning mode, just have a long walk through the village roads full of flora and fauna.

Rwanda cultural village medicine man
the cultural village medicine man

Behind the Scenes of The Famous Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Experience

Rwanda Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park can be the star of the country’s tourism arsenal, but the gorilla guardians’ village is a special treat on its own. If you want to experience the simple pleasures of chores happening daily, stay a day or two in the gorilla guardian village in the Volcanoes National Park. You will learn how to grind seeds or how to fire bows and arrows. You can learn the traditional Intore dance moves and then participate in them like a full-blown member. Or if you get lucky, you might get the chance to be part of the marriage ceremony of a King to His Queen.

Africa Trips for Seniors: solo or in travel groups

Safari trips in Africa come in different forms be it solo trips for seniors or small senior travel groups. Now you know that Rwanda senior tours won’t disappoint anyone – be it a youngster or a senior traveler like me– everyone will have something for them to enjoy, relish, to be lost in a few moments from the drag and nag that we call modern civilization. Gorilla trekking is the main pillar of Rwanda wildlife tours. 

Some Gorilla tour packages offer a memorable and enriching experience for seniors looking to explore the beauty and adventure of Africa. These trips may be a reason to go back to roads for Overseas adventure travel in Rwanda.

Rwanda’s Rich biodiversity For African Senior Citizen Trips Packages

Experience the beauty of Rwanda’s rich biodiversity on African senior citizen trips packages. Volcanoes National Park is loved for offering the best Rwanda gorilla trekking tours and Golden Monkey tracking. Get up close and personal with one of the world’s most majestic creatures, and explore the lush rainforest, rich culture, and vibrant wildlife of this stunning African country. You will discover the wonders of Africa with senior tours in Rwanda! Senior specialized tour packages are designed to provide seniors with a safe and enriching journey full of cultural experiences, beautiful scenery, and exciting activities. Let us show you the best of Africa through our curated Rwanda trips for seniors

Final Thoughts

Augustine Tours runs African trips for seniors in Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda, offering a wide range of exciting and enriching experiences tailored specifically to the needs and interests of older adults. We understand the unique requirements of older adult travelers and strive to create unforgettable journeys that cater to their preferences.

We believe that travel is a lifelong passion and should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Whether it’s exploring historical landmarks, immersing yourself in local cultures, or indulging in culinary delights, our senior travel tours ensure that every moment is filled with joy and discovery. With carefully selected accommodations that prioritize comfort and accessibility, senior travelers can relax and rejuvenate after each day’s adventures. 

Get in touch today for a tailor-made African senior trip that matches your wishes and embark on a journey filled with joy and discovery.

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