Rwanda gorilla tracking & wildlife safaris – Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park
Rwanda gorilla tracking and wildlife safaris – Rwanda is one of the countries in east Africa where you can see gorillas together with Uganda and Rwanda, gorilla tracking in Rwanda is done in volcanoes national park which is a home to over 300 mountain gorillas which forms 11 habituated mountain gorilla families available for tourism.
Great adventure safaris is your premier safari in Rwanda for your wildlife and gorilla trekking tours in Akagera national park and volcanoes national park
Akagera national park
It lies in the eastern part of Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania. Its characterised by woodland, swamps, low mountains and savannah. In the southern part of the park lies Lake Ihema which is home to hippos and crocodiles.
Attractions and Things to do in Akagera National Park
Travellers seeking a variation on the typical safari should consider a boat trip on Lake Ihema, where you can drift along the forest-fringed body of water in the midst of hippos and crocodiles. For serious birders, a boat trip is a must. Outings take place four times a day—at 7.30am, 9am, 3pm and 4.30pm. Non-scheduled, private trips can also be arranged.
Lake Shakani is the perfect site for sport fishing. Spend relaxing day fishing from the shores of the lake before cooking your catch over an open fire at your campsite. Please bring your own equipment.
Behind the Scenes
For additional insights into Akagera, take a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of park headquarters, where you’ll meet employees integral to park management while learning about exciting conservation developments.
Guided night drives that commence at sunset are a fantastic way to cap off your day in the park. Night drives offer the best chance of seeing nocturnal wildlife, from lions to leopards which are among the most sought-after sightings! Night drives are operated by the park’s safari vehicle, which can accommodate up seven guests.
Walk the Line
Spend the morning in the shoes of one of Akagera’s fence attendants, who walk a portion of the 120-km perimeter fence on a daily basis to make sure the fence remains intact and is fully operational. These walks, which run alongside the park exterior, begin at the park entrance, are seven km long, and take visitors into the hills. When you come to the end, you’ll be atop a ridge that enjoys spectacular views in every direction. Walks are led by freelance community guides and take approximately two hours.
Community Cultural Experiences
working with local communities and Akagera staff, our Community Freelance Guides have developed several cultural experiences to share with guests. Learn about milking cows and traditions around cattle and milk on a farm in the Eastern Province; or spend time with banana beer and honey artisans to see how local products are made. All revenues generated by these visits are shared with members of the communities you visit.
For travellers planning on camping safaris, they are advised on carrying camping equipment but for what to park more inquiries can be made to great adventure safaris.
Top activities & attractions in Volcanoes national park
Mountain gorilla tracking
Rwanda gorilla tracking and wildlife safaris – this is a priority for most travellers to Volcanoes national park. The national park is a home to 10 habituated gorilla families available for trekking. Also, Volcanoes Park covers Rwanda’s share of the great Virunga massif bordering Virunga national park in Congo and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda. All permits are issued out by Rwanda Development Board.
Golden Monkey trekking
Golden monkey trekking is yet another most done activity in Volcanoes national park which attract thousands of travellers into this jungle. Golden monkeys are exceptional creatures which every traveller should not miss out on his/her Rwanda safari. It’s only in Volcanoes national park and Mgahinga gorilla national parks that travellers can see golden monkeys in their natural habitats.
besides wildlife, Volcanoes national park is a home for three extinct volcanoes. Travellers to this park therefore have an added advantage of hiking to the top of any Volcano which reward them with spectacular views of Rwanda’s rolling hills, Kigali city, Virunga volcanoes and local communities. MT Karisimbi is the most hiked Volcano and the experience is worthy the hike.
do not miss out visiting the Musanze caves on your Rwanda safari to Volcanoes national park. Experienced guides lead you into these caves while telling you the mysteries of the caves, history and all other facts about Rwanda.
Other activities to do in Volcanoes national park include cultural tours especially to Iby’wacu cultural village, bird watching, visiting the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo among others. Contact Great Adventure Safaris about the top activities & attractions in Volcanoes National Park.
Karisoke Gorilla Research laboratory
Many research students travel to Rwanda because it hosts the best research center that was started by the world renowned primatologist Diana Fossey.
Best time to visit Rwanda
Rwanda is open for tourism all year round but best months would be the dry season which has been un predicted as there is a big global warming effect has made it difficult but usually from June –August and from December-February is the preferred time to visit Rwanda.
It’so important to note that European summer holidays start in June to late September which makes the booking of travel serves like gorilla permits and accommodation very tricky so an advance booking is required. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book Rwanda gorilla tracking and wildlife safari with guaranteed gorilla permits.