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Wildlife Tourism

Attractions and Activities: 
Wildlife Tours: (National Parks and other scenic attractions)

We not only show you Rwanda’s wildlife but our experienced and professional guides provide interpretation of nature and culture in addition to their unleveled hospitality and other services.

Nyungwe Forest National Park:

Nyungwe National Park is the largest mountain forest in East of Central Africa and one of the most ancient dating back to before the last ice age; covering 1,000 square kilometers across the majestic hills of southern Rwanda. A uniquely rich centre of floral diversity, the forest has more than 200 different species of trees; over 100 species of colourful orchids and a myriad of other flowering plants including the other-worldly giant lobelia.

Nyungwe is most alluring for its primate: 13 species in all, including humankind’s closest living relative the chimpanzee, as well as the handsome L’Hoest’s monkey and hundred-strong troops of diligently acrobatic Angola colombus not forgetting over 250 species of birds. The park has 15 well-maintained trails teeming with flora and fauna and offering spectacular views of afromontane forests, mountain ridges and deep valleys.

Akagera National Park:
This park is relatively set at low altitude on the border with Tanzania. It follows the meandering course of the Akagera River on its eastern border, one of the most remote tributaries of the Nile. Akagera is big game country but the four most unique things that you will experience in the Park and not in many other parks of Africa are;

  1. The best amazing scenery in a savannah park: The Park has plains, valleys, and hills, and half of the park is covered with wetlands (six lakes inside the park featuring reptiles like the giant Nile crocodiles plus over 50 species of water birds including the rare Shoe bill stork and schools of hippos), the only savannah park affording visitors the opportunity to explore riverine vegetation, thick forests, open grassland, etc.
  2. The park is rich in species numbers of wildlife but not in one particular bulk population size: It has over 12 species of antelopes including the biggest African antelopes i.e. Eland cape and roan antelope (list of other antelopes in park is in the annex of our booklet). Other animals include African elephants, Burchelli’s zebras, Masai giraffe, Cape Buffalos etc. Lucky visitors might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena, wild cat or even a stray lion hunting. For individuals interested in seeing different species of animals; Akagera is the only best place to go.
  3. The park is historically known as one of the best birding destinations in the world – Rwanda has around 735 species of birds and Akagera alone has 525 species of birds including 4 endemic species identified. Come add more “lifers” to your lists!
  4. Historical Sites/Preservations: The Park has well preserved historical sites/location ranging from the greatest witch crafts/doctors of the country, the first routes of explores to enter Rwanda, spiritual huts etc.
    This is a destination worth visiting with our professional guides.

Volcanoes National Park:
Volcanoes National Park is the oldest national park in Africa; it was created in 1925. The Park is visually stunning with a chain of five volcanoes ranging in elevation from Mgahinga (3474 meters) to Karisimbi (4507 meters) covered with rich, green rainforest vegetation. The Volcanoes are situated in the far northwest of Rwanda and are home to the last remaining population of the rare and endangered mountain gorilla. The Park has other species of animals including forest elephants, duikers, buffaloes, porcupines, and golden monkeys. While gorilla tracking is the Park’s top attraction, we also offer other activities in the park of which include mountain climbing, nature walks, trips to the Diana Fossey tombs and gorilla graves and a visit to the rare golden monkeys.