Rwanda Safaris : Best Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Rwanda though landlocked, is the “Land of Thousand Hills”. The country is smaller compared to Scotland, but comprises of diverse natural beauty  among which Mountain Gorillas- the world’s famous endangered primates are trekked on the top bucket list of every Rwanda Gorilla Tour.

Nature  Nest Safaris offers an exhaustive guide of  gorilla trekking safaris, Wilderness Safari, Kigali Day tours, Birding Tours, volcanic hikes as well as National Parks of Volcanoes National Park (famous for gorilla trekking), Nyungwe Forest National Park ( known for Chimpanzee tracking), Akagera National Park (for wildlife).

All our Rwanda  are tailormade to assist each traveler have the most memorable experience of their  hearts desire. including Gorilla trekking, Wildlife Safaris, Chimpanzee tracking, bird watching safaris,  Dian Fossey grave hike at the Karisoke Research Centre, canopy walk on Nyungwe Forest National Park. Other additional trips stretch upto Kigali city trips, Lake Kivu visit, local markets and community tours.

Discover the unparalleled beauty of East Africa with Nature Nest Safaris, your premier destination for unforgettable wildlife adventures. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature through our Chimpanzee Trekking safaris, where you can witness these incredible primates in their natural habitat, displaying their remarkable behaviors. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda, a mesmerizing experience that allows you to observe majestic gorillas up close in the lush forests of Rwanda.

Our Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour is meticulously crafted to provide you with a seamless and enriching journey, blending adventure with conservation. Nature Nest Safaris ensures a personalized and sustainable approach to eco-tourism, emphasizing responsible travel practices. Join us for an eco-friendly exploration that leaves a positive impact on the environment and local communities. Choose Nature Nest Safaris for an immersive and ethical safari experience that lets you connect with nature while contributing to its preservation. Chimpanzee Trekking safaris, Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda, Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – three extraordinary adventures await you with Nature Nest Safaris.

Top Rwanda Safari Tours

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1 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda offers visitors who 1 day gorilla trek adventure to those most likely living around Rwanda to gain experience of the gorilla way of life within Volcanoes National Park

8days wildlife safari with Elephant

2 Days Gorilla trekking Safari adventure presents you to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park for an unforgettable mountain gorilla trekking adventure so as to meet face to face with them.

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3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour not only allows you to not only trek Mountain Gorillas, but also visit Kigali, Iby’iwacu Cultural Village to learn about Kinyarwanda culture,

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4 Days Rwanda Safari  allows you to explore the city’s traditions, local markets, and historical sites such as the Genocide Memorial site,  Volcanoes national park for Gorilla trekking and a visit to Ruhondo and Bulera

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10 Days best of Rwanda has various activities like the Kigali city tour, canopy walk, cultural tours, chimp trekking, golden monkey trekking, gorilla trekking, hiking mountain Bisoke, game drives, and a boat cruise.

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7 Days Primate & Wildlife tour visits  Nyungwe Forest National Park and Akagera national parks for chimpanzee trekking, canopy walks, city tour around Kigali, boat cruise on lake Ihema and many others

Mostly Visited Rwanda National Parks

Rwanda has four National and Reserves, out of which 3 are frequently visited all year round. The parks are located seperately, mainly at the Borders of the country, but under one management of the Rwa da Development Board, alongside an additional assistance from the Government Ministries. These parks include

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park, whose French name is Parc National des Volcans is located inthe Virunga Ranges. Volcanoes National Park which  is roughly a two-hour drive from Kigali, the nation’s capital is a home to the famous mountain Gorillas. The Park is charanterised by Bamboo and rain forest which occupy 160 square kilometers of this area.

The highly endangered mountain gorillas are only found in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, which also shares five of the eight volcanoes that make up the Virunga massif. This Park is bounded by the volcanic mountains Gahinga, Muhabura, Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, and Bisoke. These volcanoes were once active, but they are now considered extinct and inactive volcanoes.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

The Nyungwe Forest National Park is situated in Rwanda’s southwestern, close to the borders with Burundi to the south, Lake Kivu to the west, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north. It is predominately covered in a dense canopy made of high-growing tropical forest tree species. With a total area of over 1020 square kilometers, Nyungwe is the biggest natural mountainous rainforest in Africa. It is also the most preserved and protected natural forest in the continent. The Nyungwe Forest has established itself to be the foremost significant bio-diverse region in Africa.

Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park, located in eastern Rwanda, offers a diverse landscape of savannas, woodlands, and lakes, providing a habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. From majestic elephants to graceful antelopes, the park is home to an array of species waiting to be discovered. Embark on thrilling game drives, boat safaris, and nature walks to explore the beauty and biodiversity of Akagera, where every moment is an adventure in the heart of Africa.

GISHWATI MUKURA NATIONAL PARK

The districts of Ngororero, Rutsiro, Rubavu, and Nyabihu in Rwanda’s Western Province contain 3,558 hectares of the country’s fourth national park, Gishwati Mukura National Park. The Park was just preserved from devastation after years of continuous deforestation, farming, and illicit mining by a lot of individuals who lived in the Gishwati and Mukura districts during the horrific events of the 1994 genocide.

The top activities and things to do in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park: The Volcanoes National Park is arguably the most visited wildlife conservation site in Rwanda. Each year thousands of international visitors go to the park to see mountain gorillas alongside other popular activities. The park has 10 habituated Gorilla groups and only 8 people may track a particular group in a day.

Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre The Genocide Memorial Centre is a moving and sobering reminder of the horrors of the Rwandan Genocide. The centre honors the memory of the victims and provides a space for education and reconciliation. Here you can learn about what happened during the genocide and how Rwanda is working to move forward. The Genocide Memorial Centre is located in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city

Watch Intore dancers Present at most weddings and at the base of gorilla tracking, Intore—meaning dance of the heroes—is a beautiful and exciting artistic tradition unique to Rwanda. Intore dancers are skilled professionals, and the chance to watch their complex choreography and grace is a special experience.

Spend time in Kigali, Kigali being Rwanda’s capital, is quickly transforming into a vibrant and exciting city. Providing an eclectic mix of tradition and modernity, Kigali has a lot to offer. With markets, art galleries, hikes, and more, Kigali is a city on the move. Check out Go Kigali and join one of its fascinating tours around the city.

Bird watching: This activity is done at anytime of the year in Rwanda, the vegetation in the country provides habitat for birds practically everywhere in the country. There are Albertine Rift endemics, Rwenzori and Virunga Endemics and many additional species that contribute to Rwanda’s total of 650 bird species. Parks such as Nyungwe, Volcanoes, Akagera National parks, Marshlands, Marshes and Agricultural sites are some of the greatest sites to visit for the best birding experience

Kayaking; there are various kayaking options on and around Lake Kivu and the twin lakes in northern Rwanda, one can also go for boarding or taking a boat excursion around the lakes, stopping at numerous islands.

Visiting the King’s Palace Museum in Nyanza town: In the past, Rwanda was ruled by a King with the last being King Rudahigwa Mutara III and his replacement King Musinga Yuhi V. Lack of acceptance by all ethnic groups and conflicts with the Leading tourist attractions in Rwanda-Belgium colonizers led to the abolishment of the kingdoms. What now remains is the palace in Nyanza. This palace has been turned into museum for visitors who are interested in learning about the country’s past. The palace was built during the reign of King Rudahigwa Mutara III with support from the Belgium government. If you are visiting the southern part of Rwanda or are on your way to Nyungwe National Park, ensure that you stop at the Museum. The Museum has artifacts and information dating back to over 200 years ago.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe National Park: In Nyungwe forest, Rwanda has one of the oldest afro-montane forests in Africa. This forest is found in the South Western part of the country and is Tourism in Ruandahome to 13 species of primates including chimpanzees. Nyungwe forest is one of the last strongholds of the Angola Colobus and Golden Monkeys. While exploring the forest, visitors have over 15 trails to choose from for a nature walk

Game drive in Akagera National Park: Akagera is Rwanda’s only savanna park covering an area of 1,085 square kilometers. Akagera National Park is composed of swamps, savanna plains, woodlands, lakes, rivers and terraced hills. It is now home to all the Big 5 animals (Lions, Rhinos, elephants, Buffaloes and Leopards) hence offering tourists a chance to experience a full wildlife safari in Rwanda (Taking into consideration other activities like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, cultural encounters and mountain climbing). Akagera is also home to olive baboons, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, hyenas, leopards and hippos to mention a few. Apart from standard game drives, Akagera is excellent for birding, nature walks and sport fishing in Lake Shakani.

Visit Coffee and Tea Plantations: Rwanda is known for exporting some of the finest tea and coffee in Africa. In fact, tea is the leading export of the country while the quality of the coffee has won many international awards. Coffee and tea farming is aided in part by the fertile volcanic soils, high altitude and good weather in the country.

Explore Musanze Cave: The cave is located in the Volcanoes National Park, and visitors can take a guided tour to explore the inside. You’ll be amazed by the stalactites, stalagmites, and other rock formations inside the cave. Be sure to bring a jacket – the temperature inside the cave is quite extraordinary. The cave is home to various bats, and visitors can explore the cave’s many chambers and tunnels. A tour guide is required, and tours typically last about an hour.

Hiking Mount Karisimbi: Rising over 4,500 meters high, Mount Karisimbi is one of the tallest mountains in Africa. The mountain is found in the Volcanoes National Park and is one of the 8 volcanoes found within the wider Virunga ranges in Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Hiking Mount Karisimbi takes two days. Though challenging, the hike rewards participants with beautiful views of the Virunga ranges, the lava-spewing Nyiragongo volcano, national parks in Uganda and Congo. Hiking mount Karisimbi is usually combing with gorilla and golden monkey trekking in the Volcanoes National Park.