The Uniqueness of Safari to Rwanda with Reliable Tour Operators

Rwanda is a land Locked Country but a potential destination for Safari Holidays! Various Tour operators exist in Rwanda and are offering Safaris to Rwanda at discounted price Quotes.

The wildlife of Rwanda comprising its flora and fauna, in prehistoric times, consisted of montane forest in one third the territory of present day Rwanda. However, natural vegetation is now mostly restricted to the three National Parks and four small forest reserves, with terraced agriculture dominating the rest of the country.( Rwanda National Parks include Volcanoes National park  which is the home to the mountain gorillas the main tourists attractions in the region and the highest income earner to Rwandan Economy According to the official website(www.rwandavolcanoesnationalpark.com) Akagera National Park is the wildlife Destination in Rwanda and enjoy Wildlife Adventures from Rwanda Tourism and Nyungwe National Park is the one for primates like Chimps Trek in the Wild.

Rwanda’s geography is dominated by savanna grassland with approximately 46 percent considered arable land and 9.5 percent dedicated to permanent crops. Grassy uplands and hills are predominant characteristics of the terrain, while the country’s relief is described as mountainous, its altitude demonstrating a decline from the west towards the east.

A unique feature in the geography and geology of Rwanda is Africa’s Great Rift Valley. As part of this rift, Albertine Rift passes through the Nyungwe forest. It is a mountainous feature that “as a whole, harbors more endemic birds, mammals, and amphibians than any other region in Africa”.

A rift Valley is where sections of the earth are slowly spreading apart over millions of years, creating mountains, lakes, valleys and volcanoes.” Another feature is the Congo-Nile Divide. This mountain range passes through Rwanda in a north to south direction.

Nyabarongo River is a major river in Rwanda, part of the upper headwaters of the Nile and accounts for nearly 66% of the water resources of the country fed by a catchment which receives an annual average rainfall of more than 2000 mm.

The country has a temperate climate with rainy seasons twice per year. Temperatures in the mountains are mild, though there is the possibility of frost and snow.

Rwanda is a good Bird destination, Nyungwe Forest, in the west, has 280 recorded species, of which 26 are endemic to the Albertine Rift; endemic species include the Ruwenzori turaco and handsome francolin.

Eastern Rwanda, by contrast, features savanna birds such as the black-headed gonolek and those associated with swamps and lakes, including storks and cranes.

Nyungwe forest is a designated Important Bird Area listed by the Bird Life International. The great blue turaco is a very prominent bird species found in large numbers. The European bee-eater is a migrant bird species in this forest area during the winter season. The Rugezi Marsh shelters Rwanda’s largest breeding population of grey crowned cranes. The strange weaver and the collared sun bird have been featured on Rwandan stamps.

What to Take Note while going for Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Rwanda is also called the land of 1000 Hills that is located in the Central Part of Africa but belongs to the East African Community and so travelers here enjoy the previllage of the East African Tourists Visa.

Looking for Gorilla Safari Holiday? Rwanda Ranks the best for Gorilla Trekking and Undertaking a Rwanda Safari is the best Option to Encounter the Mountain Gorillas in the Wild. Gorilla Expeditions brings to you a complete Guide of what to bring while on Gorilla Safari in Rwanda.

Be honest about your fitness level! If you pick a difficult trek such as Susa Group and you are not in good shape, your experience will be horrible for you .On your trek day arrive to the RDB Kinigi office for registration as early as possible. The information sheet tells you 7 am.

Your hike will begin at one of the Volcanoes National Park Entrances located minutes away from RDB. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is required to get to one of the entrances. Your entrance will be determined by your family assignment and your guide will let you know which entrance to meet him/her.

What to Wear/Bring:

Hiking shoes are preferable because the mountains can get rain at any time during the wet or dry season causing for more dangerous terrain.

Long pants are a must.

During warmer seasons bring a long sleeved light shirt to help protect you from the nettles. In the colder/wetter seasons bring a jacket or rain gear. If you have sensitive skin or issues similar make sure to cover all exposed skin.

You can wear hat to keep the sun out of your eyes.

Patience, a great attitude and respect for your guide, trackers, fellow trekkers and the gorillas. Remember you are not the only one in the group, and you are entering the gorilla’s home don’t be a jerk. Listen to the guides and trackers at all times!

Bring water with you! There are plenty of places to purchase water and snacks in Musanze or before your reach the Kinigi office.

Go with Camera, extra battery and memory cards.

Porters are available to carry your items for about 15 USD. If you have more than an average backpack plan on paying more. If you need a porter, ask your guide to assist.

Take the time to enjoy the view as you hike up the volcano. Part of the fun is the journey and some of the views are breathtaking.

Just before approaching the gorilla’s location the guide and trackers will secure an area where you will leave your packs, personal items and walking sticks. You and your camera are only allowed to continue to the viewing location. This will be your last chance to snack, drink.