Experiences

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Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

The exceptional opportunity of encountering endangered mountain gorillas in their natural environments is second to none, some travellers describing it as heart-warming and others as life-changing. Guided walks, culminating into the face-to-face encountered with these Giant Apes as they go about their day-to-day activities are conducted in the company of experienced Ranger guides and trackers who lead a group of 8 visitors through the densely-forested slopes of Virunga Mountains marked by bamboo to spend a magical and memorable one hour just few meters away.

Hike Diana fossey tombs

The Dian Fossey Tomb hike is one of the activities enjoyed by visitors of Volcanoes National Park because it is from here that the conservation history of Rwanda gorillas can be traced in addition to offering a chance of seeing the mountain gorillas by accident. Aside the 50% chance of seeing the mountain gorillas, there is so much to discover during this hike because it’s packed with history relating to the conservation of these Great Apes.

In just 3-4 hours, you will have an insight into the relentless journey and work of Dian Fossey towards the protection of the endangered Giant Apes in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

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Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is more than a spectator’s adventure but rather a special connection with the jungle. The World’s largest Great Apes can be sighted foraging, playing, resting and frolicking just 7 meters away.

Much as there are many adventures to enjoy in Uganda, the4 chance to walk through the dense jungles looking for the Great Apes is not easy to describe in words because travellers are always left speechless. From 1993, thousands of travellers can now have the chance to see mountain gorillas found in the East-Central African jungles as they feed on vegetation, break branches, rest, play or nurse their young ones.

Chimpanzee safari in Nyungwe

Meet the Great Apes of the Rwandan jungles and on a good day also come across more than 5 primate species in the forest. At first, you might get a little anxious about the chimpanzee trek in Nyungwe Forest, taking gentle steps while searching for mankind’s closest relatives.

The Chimpanzee trek gives travellers the once-in-a-lifetime chance of walking through the verdant Nyungwe Forest found within the south-western side of Rwanda. This is just one of the places of trekking these endangered primates in Rwanda and while chimpanzee sightings are rarely as reliable or as comprehensible and collected as it is with mountain gorillas, the experience is equally rewarding.

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Explore Akagera national park

One of the most popular tourist attractions of the East-Central part of Africa is Akagera National Park. This Protected Area in Rwanda is a renowned place among domestic and International tourists alike, adventure-seekers and nature lovers, solo and group travellers as well as family getaways. It has literally everything you desire in an African destination-savannah grasslands, woodlands, Lakes, forests, antelopes and of course big five animals.

For travellers who have been planning to visit Rwanda for a safari, this is the perfect place to be and being the largest Protected Wetland in Central Africa, it is one of the last remaining havens for many savannah-dwelling species in the country.

Canopy walk in Nyungwe

The Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the must-do tourist adventures during Rwanda safaris and any trip to south-western part of the country without this activity is not complete. This walkway is hanging above a gorge within the verdant montane rainforest of Nyungwe and rewards visitors with the phenomenal perspective of the ancient treetops as well as outstanding animals.

The suspension bridge over tree canopies and wide ravine extends for over 160 meters long and hangs about 70 meters high from the forest floor. It is part of Igishigishigi trail, one of the 15 unique hiking trails within Nyungwe Forest National Park.

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The Azizi life experience

There is no perfect spice to your wildlife encounter than experiencing culture in rural setting and for Rwanda visitors, Azizi Life Experience is unmissable. Time taken at this remarkable community-based experience will be one of your unforgettable days as quality time will be spent learning about the day-to-day lives of traditional Rwandans. Just picture yourself joining a traditional Rwandan woman at her home- tending to her garden, preparing local cuisines and feasting.

This experience is created and hosted by artists and artisans to offer a remarkably exciting way of getting a taste of natural beauty as well as rare glimpse on the rural life as well as culture of Rwandans.

Volcano climbing in Mgahinga

Stretching in south-western Uganda, and bordering Rwanda as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is so far the country’s greatest and most popular Volcano climbing destination. The adventurous climbers in this Park are guaranteed of relishing limitless variety of challenges-from the 6-hour Mount Gahinga climb where a swamp as well as giant lobelia are spotted, the 14-kilometer long mount Sabyinyo climbing adventure with a chance of standing in three countries at the same time to climbing until the 4127-meter high peak of Muhabura Volcano.

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Game safaris in Uganda

Think game safaris and you are most likely to conjure up pictures of adventure-filled fantasies of driving aboard open 4X4 safari vehicles through unsullied African wilderness, meeting face to face with incredible animals like the Cape buffaloes, lions, African bush elephants, leopards, spotted hyenas, Defassa waterbucks, bushbucks, zebras, hartebeests, serval cats, jackals, bushbucks, Uganda Kobs, impalas and Oribis along the way. Uganda undeniably plays a host to an incredible array of Wildlife Sanctuaries (savannah-dominated) but Murchison falls National Park takes pride as the country’s most popular game safari haven. A game safari in this 3840-square kilometer Protected Area promises an extraordinary experience.

Gorilla habituation in Bwindi forest

Do you yearn for a more comprehensive encounter with mountain gorillas beyond the standard one hour? Well, you are at the right place because with the Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi Forest, more quality time will be spent in the presence of the endangered Giant Apes in one of their popular natural habitats found in Uganda

This outstanding experience is only offered in Bwindi Forest, within the southern sector of Rushaga and makes it possible for travellers to spend up to four hours in the Company of Africa’s Giant Apes. One of the most memorable moments of this adventure is creating paths through the dense forest but most importantly making contact with them.

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Kayaking on twin lakes

Are you prepared for an adventure on some of the most riveting water bodies in Rwanda? Explore the phenomenal Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo on a kayak. Spend some quality and secluded time with friends, colleagues or family by taking in the jaw-dropping sights along the shores and smaller Islands on the Lakes. During this kayaking adventure, you can spot the mammals especially otters, lots of bird species and sometimes monitor lizards that call the Twin Lakes home.

Surprisingly when you mention Kayaking activities on Rwanda’s Lakes, most people will naturally think of Lake Kivu. From the Capital, travellers simply bypass Musanze district en-route to Gisenyi area, shores of Lake Kivu not knowing the real adventure and more over in seclusion is actually enjoyed from the Twin Lakes.

Behind the scenes experience in Rwanda

Like the name “land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda offers an in-depth understanding of the African wilderness, jungles and cultures through the numerous behind the scenes experiences. These experiences around this beautiful country offer the most unforgettable encounters and most likely to inspire you to start your dream trip. They include;

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