Most tour companies in Uganda conduct safaris to Rwanda with a key value of providing the best memorable vacations of a life time in Eastern Africa. A number of safaris including luxury safaris, Budgets and group tours are conducted are conducted by most tours and travel companies in Uganda to Rwanda. In case you wish to have a memorable safari, then combine your gorilla trek Rwanda with chimpanzee tracking.
Why should you visit Rwanda?
Ever since Rwanda regained her tourism potentials, it has been considered as one the fastest developing safari destinations in Africa. It is carried out in 3 parks of Nyungwe Forest National Park also famous for Chimpanzee Tracking, Akagera national Park for wildlife viewing and Volcanoes National Park fro gorilla trekking.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
It is located in the Southwestern part of Rwanda bordering with Burundi to the south and Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. It was established in 2004 to protect primate species like Chimpanzees which were hunted for trade meat among other reasons. The national park is one of the most visited national park and not only in east but also in central Africa.
Main Activities in the park
This activity is carried out in Nyungwe forest national park. When you tracking these apes it will take half or full days as meeting them depends on where they spent the last night from. You will be required to have some level of physical fitness because it involves passing through the muddy and thick forest. Once you encounter these giants, you will spend strictly one hour, studying their behaviors and taking photos as well as enjoying them praying on fruitful trees. A part from gorillas, other primates include; black and White colobus monkeys, Angolan monkey and owl-faced monkey, the white – bearded L’ hoest’s monkey, the large troops of the acrobatic, Angolan colobus monkey and various species of birds.
All these activities are regarded as one of the most interesting activities enjoyed by many tourists at while in the park and the do provide a dizzying platform where visitors get chance at the eye to eye level with different species of primates and birds.
Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest
This canopy walk consists of bridges between trees in the canopy of a forest mostly linked up with platforms inside or around the trees. It is a walkway of 40 meters above the ground level and approximately o meters long above a steep deep valley.
The cultural walk:
Cultural walk in Nyungwe forest in regarded as an interesting activity since the l tourists will interact with the local community as they reveal their talents in singing, dancing and drama, how they make weaves and hunting skills among other. Tourists who are interested in learning more about the behaviors of the local people in Rwanda
In Nyungwe forest, a number of bird species exist thus birders or people who are interested in bird watching are of great advantage in the park. The forest is gifted with over 300 bird species and the activity is done either during day or in the evening. The most common types of bird species are; shoebill stock, great blue turacco, a stunning created birds as well as migrant birds attracted by seasonal fluctuations in water levels among others. Because of all this, the Republic of Rwanda has been looked at as the birders paradise.
Available accommodations / where to stay
A few accommodations do exist in Nyungwe forest National Park. The most noticeable accommodations facilities include; Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel and Gaskura Guest House