Destinations to consider

There are several safari destinations you can put on your wish list in Rwanda and Uganda depending on your interest and time. With our friendly team, we are equipped with the art tools that will make your East African Vacation very easy and effective. Over the years, we have established a reputation of simply being your choice for an East African Safari Vacation in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. If you’re looking for a long-term vacation, we got the affordable package rates suiting every traveller for an African adventure.

We offer Gorilla Trekking Expeditions, wildlife tours, mountain hiking, City tour, and cultural and Nature safaris. With more and more eco and budget conscious, we provide you with downsized cars, vans and trucks, to move larger items during your vacation when needed. Whether you’re a full family, or a couple who needs camping on a trip we will provide you with friendly rates to suit your needs.

Nyungwe Forest rwanda

Nyungwe national park

Nyungwe Forest is a high-altitude, mountainous rainforest in southern Rwanda established as a forest reserve in 1933. The conservation area consists of approximately 378 square miles (970 square kilometres). The forest is located in the Albertine Rift, a series of mountain ranges beginning at the Rwenzori mountains in western Uganda and Congo, continuing south into the Lendu Plateau in eastern Congo. Contiguous with Kibira National Park in Burundi, Nyungwe is one of the largest mountainous rainforests remaining in Africa. Just recently the Nyungwe forest received National Park status, making it East and Central Africa’s largest protected high-altitude rainforest. See details

Akagera National Park

The Akagera National Park covers 1,200kms in eastern Rwanda, against the Tanzanian border. It was founded in 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three ecoregions: savannah, mountain and swamp. The park is named for the Kagera River which flows along its eastern boundary feeding into several lakes the largest of which is Lake Ihema. The complex system of lakes and linking papyrus swamps makes up over 1/3 of the park and is the largest protected wetland in central Africa. Much of the savannah area of the park was settled in the late 1990s by former refugees returning after the end of the Rwandan Civil War. Due to land shortages, in 1997 the western boundary was re-gazetted and much of the land was allocated as farms to returning refugees. The park was reduced in size from over 2,500km� to its current size. Although much of the best savannah grazing land is now outside the park boundaries, what remains of Akagera is some of the most diverse and scenic landscapes in Africa. Continue

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Volcanoes National Park or Parc des volcanos

Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo.

Rwanda_mt.sabyinyoThe mountain gorillas of the Virunga Volcano Massif have been the subject of intense research and conservation efforts by the Karisoke Research Center spanning more than 40 years, but many questions remain concerning the relationship between ecological conditions and the population dynamics of the gorillas. Despite two decades of political instability, the mountain gorilla population of the Virunga Volcanoes has received intense conservation efforts such as ranger-based monitoring and veterinary interventions and increased in size over the past decades, from 250 gorillas in the mid-1980s to 480 in 2010. Read More

Cultural sites in Rwanda to tour

Iby’Iwacu cultural village Tour

Iby’ Iwacu village is also located around Parc National des Volcanos in the Nyabigoma Kinigi, Musanze district, in the northern province, the visitors who come to this village share with the local people home and heritage treasures including lifestyle, activities, artefacts and ways of living of local people. Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village is committed to showcasing the ways of living, traditional lifestyles and dances to tourists.

This village gives an opportunity to the tourists to meet the local people, in their environment, with a taste of our culture and traditions. Be genuinely welcomed by the community as a special visitor while they proudly present to you aspects of their traditions and beliefs. The only way to get to know people is by getting close and interacting with local people, taking part in their daily activities and most of all with them.

There are many activities which can be engaged in by the travellers who visit this village and some of these include; Have a guided community walk to visit different sites and experience the everyday lives of the local people, Culture guide will take you to see the king’s house replica with all the houses interpretation of all parts and stories attached to this cultural treasure. Be enthroned and become a king for some time while exercising the king’s powers as presented to you by a village elder through a village ceremony, Enjoy different types of traditional dances like Intore dance and famous songs of the gorillas sung by the famous Ngayabatema, Listen to interesting stories about traditional medicine from a local traditional healer, Interested in Rwanda’s education? Make an exploration of Rwanda’s local schools to experience the education life in a developing country–become a student by attending lessons/ a teacher by offering lessons, Don’t leave this village without having a story to tell on Rwanda’s local foods, Attend a local banana brewery process and have a taste on local banana beer and Explore the Batwa pottery making experience, lessons and engagement. Take part in daily life activities to get to know the local people, their culture, and their ways of living since the village is fascinating with a variety of cultural experiences.

Musanze Caves

A cave is also a natural underground space which is big enough for a human to enter, while you visit volcanoes national park, have a chance to visit Musanze caves two kilometres long underneath that were recently unveiled to be visited by tourists in 2013 by Rwanda Development Board together with the Rwanda Defense Forces. The caves can be sited north of the country in the Musanze district and have had major facelift caves that illustrate a picture of a house with several rooms as well as corridors. The dark interior of the caves illustrates a picture of a house with several rooms and corridors. The floor is paved and there are some stairs to ease movement.

Visit the volcanic region of Rwanda to sight these caves which are believed to be a result of volcanic eruption decades ago that offer an in-depth understanding of the geological and geographical historical development of the globe. These caves can also be explored after gorilla trekking in the volcanoes national park, meaning that you can easily visit this place after gorilla tracking. You can as well adventure many other spectacular sites and the views of the nearby area s including the Buhanga Eco-park known for the coronation of Rwandan former kings, the panoramic view of the twin lakes namely Burera and Ruhondo, Karisimbi Volcano climbing, Bisoke Volcano climbing, trek to Dian Fossey grave, golden monkeys trekking and the famous mountain gorillas trekking.

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