Rwanda safaris are the most famous on most travelers’ bucket lists to Africa. Top Adventure activities in Rwanda will keep you excited on your Rwanda Adventure, with great opportunities to explore the country’s top charm, Mountain Gorillas. The beautiful country is one of the most attractive despite being small, centered in-between top African safari destinations like Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya – granting visitors opportunities to do more than just a Rwanda safari but also leaving room for multi-border safaris to the Neighbouring destinations.
Rwanda is one of Africa’s alluring birding destinations with a notable species of birds exceeding 700. Rwanda has a wide range of bird habitats that include, majorly, the Albertine Rift montane forests in the western region, and the grassland plains and swamps along the eastern border. There are also numerous swamps, rivers, wetlands, and lakes scattered through the grassy hills of the central region and across Rwanda, that harbor several bird species.
Acacia Bird watching safaris in Rwanda will take you to the country’s most celebrated and prominent birding destinations which are protected areas of Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park and Volcanoes National Park. Just like all other African safaris, a birding safari will become more magical if one prepares for it earlier enough.
Rwanda is a famous destination for primate tracking on the planet, set against the backdrop of its endless green hills that soar in the mountainsides. The country is a superb destination for primates tracking in general and includes the fun-loving Sykes monkey, the Golden monkey and the boisterous chimpanzee that rule the Nyungwe Forest. Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda are found in the Volcanoes National Park that is in the northwestern part of the country. Mountain Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a primary urn for safaris in this country and a must-visit while here. Trekking Mountain Gorillas lucrative primates in the wild is a life-changing adventure and many have referred it to as a once in lifetime experience.
Chimpanzee trekking is a complete ball game from gorilla trekking. Unlike the gorillas, chimps are stubborn, noisy and very mobile and thus tracking them is much more interesting though tiresome. Because they are lighter, they spend a lot of their time on top of the trees and can move a little faster than Mountain Gorillas. Tracking chimpanzees requires one to be fit enough in order to follow the primates for long periods as they make quick movements both on the ground and on top of trees before settling down. One also needs to have a good camera, binoculars and patience. Very close interaction with chimps is not possible like it is with gorillas. They tend to keep a distance even when habituated. Chimps are also more vocal and it is easy to identify their location from kilometers away even before meeting them physically. Chimpanzee groups are very dramatic, unlike gorilla families which are generally peaceful and gentle.
Hike Mt. Bisoke
One of the most well-liked day walks in Rwanda is up Mount Bisoke, an extinct volcano that divides the countries of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The trek is around six hours round trip, and the peak has a stunning crater lake. On clear days, visitors can take in panoramic views of the nearby Virunga volcanoes and, if they’re lucky, glimpse mountain gorillas lounging around the trail.
Canopy Walk in Rwanda
Walking high on a suspended trail with height of up to 70 meters in Nyungwe Forest will offer you exceptional safari feeling with great view of the forest canopy and several animal species below. Canopy Safaris offer an exhilarating feeling and a must-include in your bucket list when planning a visit to Rwanda. A long walk way of 160 meters will have you in real excitement as you watch the beautiful breathtaking views across one of East Africa’s largest and oldest Afro-montane forest canopy on you guided walk.
Canopy walks are done in Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda. Nyungwe forest is a hotbed of biodiversity, one of the oldest National Parks that manifest the beauty of creation. Nyungwe Forest having escaped the last ice age, it is a real place to visit for nature safaris. The forest habituates a remarkable number of wildlife, including the endangered chimpanzee and other 12 primate species that can be spotted on your canopy walk in the forest. Nyungwe is also known to host over 900 unique tree species, 3000 bird species, several amphibians and reptiles all of which add up the uniqueness and richness of the forest, which will make your canopy walk a memorable one. This safaris are a shouldn’t miss while on a visit to Africa. Acacia safaris Limited offers all the necessary information for you about Canopy Safaris in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest.