5 Top-Rated Adventure Trips in Rwanda

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Chimpanzee in Nyungwe Forest

Rwanda is one of the best destinations in Africa for Tourists. It’s has three National Parks including Volcanoes National park,  Akagera National Park and Nyungwe National Park on addition to other destinations like Kibuye town, Gisenyi Town, Kigali city, water bodies, forests and so on.

Gorilla Trekking

Among the top safaris in Rwanda include gorilla watching safaris that are done in Volcanoes National Park situated in northern part of Rwanda. Its takes approximately 1-2 hours drive from Kigali to the park making it one of the most accessible national parks in Rwanda. Within the Volcanoes National Park, gorilla trekking is conducted every day and the cost of gorilla trekking goes up to US$ 1500 per person. On the other hand, gorilla tourism earns Rwanda the largest foreign exchange. Currently, Volcanoes National Park hosts ten habituated Gorilla groups capable of receiving eighty visitors every day.

Chimpanzee Tracking

Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park is the second sought-after adventure trip after gorilla trekking. Nyungwe National Park is the furthest of all Rwanda’s national parks. It takes about 8 hours to drive from Kigali to reach the forested park. Despite the distance it is worth visiting given the rich treasures. Nyungwe National Park also protects twelve other primate species including Vervet monkeys, Colobus Monkeys, Mona monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys and so on.

Canopy Walk

Nyungwe Canopy Walk is approximately a two km walk to and from. The actual canopy walk is around 170 meters. Canopy walk starts with briefing by one of the guides at the park headquarters and then you proceed to the forest. There is a lot to see on this walk which includes several primates and birds plus many tree species. When you eventually reach the real starting point, you then start your hike on a trail hanging and connecting one hill to another. It is true that on canopy walk tour, you get to see several birds and other attractions like tree canopies, primates and so on.

Walking on ropes and aluminum bars way high up there is so challenging that when clients complete this walk, they cerebrate so much. While on this canopy walk, you are advised not to look down as you may instead become scared. All you need to do is concentrate, look forward and remain focused to complete the walk. Nyungwe canopy walk is such an experience so unique and is next to trekking gorillas if you have the guts to do it.

Kigali City Tour

Visit Kigali Museum and learn the history of city and country’s pre-colonial and colonial period as well as the colonial masters in Rwanda.

Visit the Genocide Memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. We continue with our tour and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.

Visit the Kimoronko Giant Market, the hand art and craft market of CAPLAKI and later we drop you on your destination in Kigali.

Akagera Wildlife Safari

The Akagera National Park is situated north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. The game drive here are like opening a present and each game drive holds a full new surprise as nature reveals its treasures in form of wonders that are so scenic, the wildlife like buffalos, antelopes including; the elands, topis, Maasai girafffes, monkeys, savannah birds, civets, leopards, the hyenas, as well as the serval cats among others.

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