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Updated On: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Informative Guide: Rwanda Tours – Everything to Know
Rwanda tours are top African Tours to Rwanda (tours du Rwanda) – the land of a thousand hills. Rwanda is a small country relatively smaller than Scotland but filled abundantly with natures beauty including one of the world’s endangered primates the mountain gorillas that are trekked on Rwanda Gorilla tours.
Rwanda is a land of the endangered mountain gorillas, wildlife, bird species and beautiful people. Rwanda Gorillas are found in the Volcanoes National Park where tourists from world over can have a gorilla trekking tour any day of the year.
Tours in Rwanda are customized to help each traveler have an experience of their wish in the land of a thousand hills.
Kabira Safaris packages are inclusive of Gorilla du tours, wildlife safaris, birding safaris, a hike to the Dian Fossey grave at the Karisoke Research Centre, chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest as well as canopy walk on Nyungwe Forest National Park. Our tours stretch further to the Kigali city tour, a visit to Lake Kivu and tour to the local markets and communities.
Rwanda Wildlife Tours
Wildlife in Rwanda is one of the key attractions in the country with several big cats and wild species.
Though Rwanda tours may not seem the classic African Wildlife Safari destination, in the east of the country is the scenic Akagera National Park that is worth exploring.
Akagera National Park is surrounded by savannah plains, rolling hills and deep valleys in the north, papyrus swamps and lakes to the east.
Akagera National Park is home to savannah wildlife species like giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras and many more. Rwanda is also home to several wildlife species including thirteen primates including chimpanzees, monkeys, and the Ruwenzori colobus arboreal colobus which move in groups of up to 400 individuals. This is the largest population troop size of primates you can sight in Africa. Learn More about Rwanda Wildlife Safaris
Chimpanzee Trekking Tours
Chimpanzees are one of the primates in Rwanda found in Nyungwe Forest National Park south west of Rwanda. Nyungwe forest is the largest remaining tract of forest with about 200 tree species covering approximately an area of 970 square kilometers.
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda starts off from three reception centers which are Uwinka, Gisakura and Kitabi where tourists meet the park rangers for a trek to the forest.
To reach the chimp trek point, you will be driven to the start point where rangers take the trekkers to where the chimps are spending their day.
Chimpanzees share about 98.7% DNA with humans and have several human like behaviors that are amazing to watch for a maximum of an allocated 1 hour.
These chimpanzees are habituated and safe to track easily noticeable by their deafening screams, loud hoots and booming hitting of the tree barks and buttress. Learn More about Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda
Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda
Most accessible and easiest mountain Gorilla trekking in Africa is the major draw card of Rwanda safari tours. Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is the closest gorilla safari park from its airport, Kigali International Airport.
Unlike in the other countries of Uganda and Congo, in Rwanda as soon as you arrive at Kigali International Airport you are just a few hours away from the park. Mountain gorillas of Rwanda are all fully habituated and open for trekking and still surviving in their natural habitat.
Rwanda’s gorillas are the easiest to trek as thy live in the bamboo covered slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and live within an easy reachable range.
It was on these slopes that the popular primatologist did her conservation works and the place where the movie Gorillas in the Mist was shot making Rwanda Gorilla trekking popular world over. Learn More about Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safaris
Canopy Walk Nyungwe
A suspension above the lush montane rainforest is the Canopy walk of Nyungwe Forest National Park, one that offers a spectacular view of the ancient forest tree tops as well as bird life and other species within.
Nyungwe forest canopy walk is suspended 70m high and covers about 160m long. To have a canopy walk experience, you take either the Igishigishigi, Imbaraga or the Umuyove trails.
To reach the park you will be driven on a 4×4 safari vehicle, however, on arrival at the Uwinka visitor centre, you will walk to the canopy walk start point. Walking 60 meters above the forest floor could be anxiety causing for those people with height problems, but it’s worth undertaking and a remarkable experience. Learn More about Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda
Rwanda Birding Tours
Rwanda has a bird list of about 703 bird species and a high number of the Albertine Rift bird endemics. 29 Albertine Rift endemics are found in Rwanda and it’s one of the best places to see the red-collared babbler.
Rwanda birding tours offer accessible birding spots and some of the most desirable African bird species.
All the four (4) parks in Rwanda are good for bird watching tours, however, Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park are the top spots for avid birders.
Some of the bird species in Rwanda include the Rwenzori Nightjar, Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Grauer’s Warbler, Blue-headed Sunbird, Grauer’s Swamp Warbler, Shelly’s Crimsonwing, Kungwe Apalis and many more. Learn More about Rwanda Birding Safaris
Rwanda Cultural Tours
Cultural tours in Rwanda are one of the perfect ways of understanding the people who inhabit the hills of a thousand hills. Cultural tours, offer you chance to the famous cultural sites of the country including the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Kigali Genocide Memorial has three permanent exhibitions that portray an outcome of violence.
The largest of the exhibitions documents the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the other is a children’s memorial and the third exhibits a history of genocidal violence around the world.
This is one of the best educational spots for the history of Rwanda. There are several cultural sites in Rwanda some in the different museums as well as a lot that can be learned on a visit to the Rwandese communities. Learn More about Rwanda Cultural Tours
Over 20 Best Rwanda Safari Tour Packages with 23 reviews
1 Day Kigali City Tour Rwanda
Kigali city is a major stop for many Rwanda safaris tourists as they arrive through the Kigali International Airport and therefore a 1 day Kigali city tour is a perfect experience to learn about the history and cultures of Rwanda through the perspective of a local tour guide.
1 Day Akagera National Park Tour
1 Day Akagera National Park is a one day wildlife tour to Akagera National Park of Rwanda. The Park is home to the big five African game and the best spot for a 1 day tour in Rwanda for wildlife viewing in the scenic wilderness. Rwanda doesn’t have several wildlife Parks.
1 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda Safari
1 Day Rwanda gorilla tour is a one day Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek is a short gorilla safari best done by tourists already in Rwanda with a very early morning pick up and late evening drop off in Kigali town.
2 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda Safari
Have a memorable Gorilla tour with our 2 Day gorilla trek Rwanda from Kigali. This 2 Day Rwanda Gorilla tour is a short gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes National Park or Parc Nationale des Volcans (PNV) is the only park with mountain Gorillas .
2 Days Akagera National Park Tour
Explore wildlife in Rwanda on this 2 Day Akagera National Park tour. Located East of Rwanda, Akagera National Park is the only savannah park where it’s possible to have a game drive in Rwanda. home to Big Five African game (Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos and Elephants).
3 Day Gorilla Safari Rwanda
This 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari from Kigali is best for Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. A Rwanda Gorilla permit costs US$ 1500 each. On this 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tour you visit Volcanoes National Park which is home to about 400 mountain Gorillas.
3 Days Akagera National Park Safari
3 Days Akagera National Park wildlife safari offers best wildlife viewing in Rwanda’s only savannah park with a possibility of game drives. Located East of Rwanda, Akagera National Park is the only savannah park where it’s possible to have a game drive in Rwanda.
4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari is a Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda best planned for travelers who would want to have a double Gorilla tracking experience. Double Gorilla trekking is trekking gorillas twice on different days. 4 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda requires purchase of 2 Permits.
4 Day Akagera National Park Tour
4 Day Akagera National Park wildlife safari is the best tour for wildlife game drives in Akagera National Park the only savannah park in Rwanda. Located East of Rwanda, Akagera National Park is the only savannah park where it’s possible to have a game drive for wildlife viewing.