While planning for your visit to Africa, Rwanda the “land of thousand hills” should be on your list of the destination. This is a small country that is between Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. This country has 3 National Parks and the reserves, Among the parks to visit include the Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Akagera National Park.

For all travelers visiting Rwanda take customized wildlife and gorilla safaris across all the country. The Akagera National Park is situated in eastern province and it is bordering with Tanzania and most of wildlife in this park cross from Tanzania National Parks.

Akagera National Park

This lies in eastern Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania. It’s characterized by woodland, swamps, low mountains and Savannah. The varied terrain shelters wildlife including zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions and hundreds of bird species, such as the rare shoe bill stork. In the southern part of the park, vast Lake Ihema is home to hippos and crocodiles. Among the activities to encounter in this park include game drive viewing, boat cruise, nature walks and birding safaris in Rwanda. The park entry cost $ 40 USD, boat ride $ 40 USD and you can take afternoon and sun set boat cruise. List of lodges of your stay include Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Akagera Game Lodge and Karenge Bush Camp which an mobile facility from southern to the northern part of the park following the movement of the wildlife.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe National Park lies in southwest Rwanda, partly abutting the Burundi border. It’s a vast area of mountain rain forest, home to many species of chimpanzees, plus owl-faced and colobus monkeys. The Canopy Walkway, part of the Igishigishigi Trail, is a high suspension bridge with views over the valley and surrounding forests. A trail runs to the Kamiranzovu Marsh, with its bird life, orchids and waterfall.

Among the activities to experience include the chimpanzee trekking, nature walks, canopy walk, bird watching safaris among others. The chimpanzee trek permit cost $ 90 USD and canopy walk at $ 60 USD.

Among the safari lodges of your stay during your visit to this primate destination include the Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Gisakura Guest House and Eagle Nest Guest House.

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda – this is part of the Virunga mountains national parkĀ  and it offers most of the loved activities that attract tourists to visit Rwanda. Among the activities include:

  • Gorilla Trekking Safaris
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Dian Fossey Trek
  • Mount Bisoke Hiking
  • Mount Karisimbi Trek

Rwanda gorilla permit cost $ 1500 USD from $ 750 USD, golden monkey $ 100 USD, Dian Fossey $ 75 USD, Mount Visoke $ 75 USD and Mount Kalisimbi which takes 2 day cost $ 150 USD.

Among the lodges of stay on your stay include the Bisate Loge, Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge, Virunga Safari Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Lebambou Gorilla Lodge, Laplame Hotel, Hotel Muhabura, Davinci Gorilla Lodge, Villa Gorilla Lodge among others.

Other destinations to visit include the Lake Kivu in Gisenyi for your safari holidays. Gishwat Forest Reserve and Buhanga Eco Park both offering the Eco tours nature walks spotting primates, birds, reptiles and butterflies among others.