Rwanda Tourism Packages and Affordable Vacations 2024 to take on in Rwanda. The country is such a jewel in Africa to explore with one of the most beautiful sceneries in Africa. The country is such a beautiful green land with several hills that have seen it acquire the slogan “land of a thousand hills”. Rwanda is one of the fastest-growing countries in Africa with the cleanest city.
There are several attractions in the country that tourists can explore on Rwanda tours. Trips in Rwanda are popularly known as luxury, however, in 2024, there are many affordable packages for travelers to undertake. Here are the top Rwanda tourism packages for 2024;
There are mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda that tourists can trek any time of the year. These rare apes are one of the greatest primates to watch in the wild as they go about their daily lives. Foreign nonresidents will still pay US$ 1500 for a Rwanda gorilla trekking permit.
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the popular Rwanda safari activities carried out in the area known as Cyamudongo within the park. Nyungwe Forest National Park is a highly dense rainforest in southern Rwanda on the border with Burundi.
The park has been conserved as a national park since 2004 covering an area of approximately 970 sq. km of rainforest bamboo.
It is probably the best-preserved montane rainforest in Central Africa. Nyungwe Park is comprised of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bogs.
Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking starts from mainly three reception centers and these are known as Kitabi, Uwinka, and Gisakura.
All tourists that are going to go for chimpanzee trekking are expected to be at the park centers very early in the morning.
Your driver-guide will pick you up at the hotel for transfer to the trek start point where you meet the guides for briefing.
Before you go for chimpanzee trekking, ranger guides go ahead of you to find out the chimpanzee’s whereabouts. You follow the instructions of the guides on the trek across the tropical dense forest.
After trekking to the chimpanzees, trekkers are given a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of the primates.
During this time, you spend time watching the chimpanzees go around with their life as well as interact with nature. Remember chimpanzees share about 98% of DNA with humans and therefore don’t be surprised when they display their human-like character.
When choosing to trek chimpanzees in Nyungwe, the habituated chimpanzee group in the Nyungwe Forest has about 60 individuals but hard to see because of the rugged terrain.
The habituated group at Cyamudongo has a smaller number with about 30 individuals but with several successful sightings.
The best canopy walk experience in East Africa is in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park. A canopy walk can be explained as a walk above the tree canopies of the ancient Nyungwe Forest on a suspension bridge.
A canopy walk is one of a kind as you see the forest from above while sighting several bird and primate species. The walk starts from any of the three trailheads where you will walk from the Uwinka visitor center.
If you need a unique safari activity then the canopy walk is a preferable option with experiences like no other.
Akagera National Park in Rwanda and the only place for wildlife tours or game drives in the country. The park is in eastern Rwanda covering 1,122 square kilometers (433 sq mi) along the border with Tanzania.
Akagera National Park is named after the Kagera River which flows along with its eastern boundary feeding into Lake Ihema and several smaller lakes. With the complex system of lakes and linking papyrus swamps, this is the largest protected wetland in Eastern-Central Africa.
Today Akagera National Park is home to all of the sought-after African Big Five wild animals which are the Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions, and Leopards.