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Safari in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

About Rwanda

Rwanda is a country of hills, mountains, forests, lakes, and laughing children’s markets of busy people drummers, dancers, artisans and craftsmen. Rwanda is in the East Central of the Democratic Republic of Congo with Uganda to its North and Burundi to the South. Rwanda also shares its Eastern Border with Tanzania, Geographically its slightly smaller than Maryland in the USA.

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This is a safari park along the eastern border located in Kigali. Compared to other East African reserves, the park is a little small but this does not make it short of incredible safari experience. It is home to most of the mammals of Africa including buffalo, elephant, giraffe and hippos. Minimal numbers of leopards and lions can be found here as well as many species of birds (530) including shoebills and red-faced barbets.

Mountaineers and trekkers will enjoy it here as this is the best place in Rwanda to trek. Mount Karisimbi is the highest point of the mountain at 4507m. Mount Viscos is another point to trek at 3711m high with a beautiful lake passing through it. This will take about 6-7 hours only.

Experience the biodiversity of Rwanda in Nyungwe forest. It covers over 1000 sqkm in the southwest of Rwanda. A total of 13 primates have been identified in this forest including chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, silver monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys and owl-faced monkeys. Avid lovers too will enjoy about 270 species of African safari birds that fly here.

A centre for the brutal mass killing of the 1994 genocide of Rwanda, it is now a genocide memorial now which has been preserved since that time. Blood-stained clothes of the victims have still piled on the pews of the church and every year, people flock here to see the actual happenings and pay respect to the people who lost their lives.

It is considered one of the best natural views all over Rwanda running a long way of about 100km along the western border of Congo and Rwanda. It is also the highest lake in the whole of Africa flowing at about 1460m from the ground. Rubavu is one of the ports of Lake Kivu and this port has lake beaches that give off stunning views of the most developed city of Rwanda, Virunga.

This is another memorial ground for the genocide showing a solemn mark of respect for the people who suffered at the hands of ruthless individuals. Clothes, bones and other belongings are displayed for tourists to see.

When to visit Rwanda?

Visit Rwanda, has a temperature climate with two rainy seasons from February to April and November to January the rain temperature is mild in mountains with frost and snow possible at higher altitudes, Rwanda’s terrains consist of mostly grassy upland and hills with mountains altitude declining from west to East its lowest point is Ruzizi river at 950m and its height point is Volcan Karisimbi which stand at 4519 meters above sea level is a landlocked country and most of it populated is rural. The country became famous when Dian Fossey came to study the mountain gorilla families in the 1970s. As to wildlife, Rwanda crafts of 13 species of primates (25% of Africa’s total), and a remarkable 670 species of birds, many of which are globally endangered.
At Pamoja Safaris we guide you through the best safari destinations in Rwanda on our Rwanda safaris. Our tours in Rwanda are packaged in a form of gorilla trekking safaris, mountain gorilla safari packages, tracking primates, Chimpanzee tours in Nyungwe Forest, and game safaris to Akagera National Park. We book gorilla trekking safari permits for tourists and international tour agents wishing to take safaris in Rwanda.
We do arrange cultural tours and safaris in Rwanda. Our tour guides know all the sites of tourist interest in Rwanda including the Rwanda Genocide Museum, Dian Fossey’s grave, Cultural village tours, Rwanda Museum, city tours etc.

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