Exploring Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills

Rwanda is regarded as the lands of hills due to its mountainous nature of the landscapes. In Rwanda is where you find very many ranges interlocking each on one’s eyes he/she might say that they are rolling.

But most interesting about these hills they are covered by the lush green vegetation and which gives one an insight of how beautiful Rwanda is even before one explores the various tourist attractions in Rwanda.

Rwanda gives the tourist a natural environment experience as Rwanda is one of the few countries in the world with serene and unhampered flora and fauna in their natural settings. With Rwanda naturally being embraced with beautiful natural resources to look at the government of Rwanda in conjunction with the private sector of the tour operator set up promotion tools in order to sustain these natural beauties and this is done through promoting tourism.

Through promoting tourism, tour operators organize Rwanda safari where people/visitors both local and international go to watch the wildlife in their natural setting. You can therefore go a guided tour within this amazing country.

Today there is a growing number of tourists who travel Rwanda on their own. You can go on a self drive tour in Rwanda using a rented car from one of the car rental agencies operating in the country. Please note that self drive is not recommended for first time visitors to Africa given that the road conditions are totally different from the usual ones in your home country.

Where to Go

These are three recognized national parks in Rwanda (Volcanoes national park, Nyungwe national park and Akagera national park) where the tourist can encounter the exotic animals, birds and the fascinating wild plants.

These three national parks have become households where it comes to the top interesting and exciting tourism destinations in Africa and it is only through a Rwanda safari where a tourist encounters these national parks. These national parks have different experiences for example the volcanoes national park is the home to mountain gorillas one of the most endangered species of primates in the world. Thousand people come to Rwanda to take a last glance of these wonderful animals since they will be history in the next generations as they are about to get extinct. It is not all about their extinction that many people come to see them, it is about their unique character as there are so intelligent in that if one observes them one might think their human beings in the jungle. Words cannot explain the moment of meeting mountain gorillas, all one has to do is to take a Rwanda gorilla safari and enjoy the everlasting experience of meeting a gorilla in its natural setting.

While on a Rwanda safari one cannot miss out Nyungwe national park the home of primates in the southwestern part of the country. This national park is a home of 13 different species of primates that is chimpanzees, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, and grey cheeked mangabey among the special ones. Come enjoy the most forested national park in Rwanda and this also has a canopy walk experience where the visitor take a walk on an elevated trail of 50 meters above the ground having an aerial view of different  natural biodiversity in the park.

We cannot forget to mention the big five animals’ national park in Rwanda: Akagera national park. this is the national park where tourists encounter the big five exotic animals that is lion, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and the rhinos. However the rhinos are just in plans to be introduced in the park but the rest of the big five animals are already in existence.

The above explained national parks make up a Rwanda safari experience as other attractions in Rwanda like Lake Kivu, Kigali city tour and Iby’iwacu cultural village supplement them. It is from those national parks that tour operators base on to organize the various itineraries for Rwanda safari tours.

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