Every tourist aiming to spend a vacation in any country deserves the best. Rwanda should be on your bucket list for the country that offers one of the best final destinations for a vacation however small and landlocked it may be. Despite the brutal tragic incident that happened many decades ago, Rwanda has the undulating interlocking thousands of hills which alone attracts the attention of the tourists. Rwanda hosts budget and luxury travelers due to the distinct wildlife species and unique culture involving both the energetic ladies and men. Rwanda has been ranked among the top countries that offer the best final destinations for a vacation with unusual life experiences.
Most trending final destinations for a vacation with your loved ones or for a sole traveler includes;
Akagera National Park
This park is a relatively warm and low-lying plain comprising of savannah, wood, and wetland. Due to its nature, its worthy of a marriage proposal while you in for a vacation. The park has become more interesting with the introduced big five on safari drives. Akagera National Park is situated in Eastern Rwanda and its name originated from the Akagera River which flows along with the eastern boundary feeding into Lake Ihema and other smaller lakes are surrounded. The best moment is very early in the morning while watching the sun rising and the early dwellers.
These savannah dwellers of Akagera National Park include African lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes such as oribis, water bucks, roan antelopes, duikers, bohor reedbucks, impalas, topis, bushbucks, cape elands and many more. Bird species are numerous in nature of about 500 including African darters, water thick-knee, African wattled plover, Senegal lapwings, papyrus gonoleks, long-crested eagles as well as hippos, crocodiles, olive baboons, blue monkeys, bush babies, vervet monkeys and many more. While in the park, there are several activities to do for instance; game drives, birding, nature walks, boat cruise, cultural tours, sport fishing and many more.
Volcanoes National Park
On average, Rwanda receives very many tourists throughout the year and this includes those who specifically show up to only visit Volcanoes National Park in all the final destinations for a vacation in Rwanda. The hundreds of mountain gorillas attract different colors of people around the nation for tracking and many other reasons. Its located in northwestern Rwanda covered with rainforest and several mountains. this is among the reasons why it’s occupied with mountain gorillas and also the favorable weather condition. The boarders include; Virunga mountains, Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabinyo bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Fortunately, due to the changes in weather and migrations, the park currently hosts other wildlife species including golden monkeys, spotted hyenas, black-fronted duikers, buffaloes, bushbucks, and over 200 bird species such as Rwenzori Turacos. The park is easily accessible for gorilla trekking with a gorilla permit as an essential document for your entrance. The permit can be accessed from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) or a registered tour operator (consider our reservation team)
When time allows, take part in hiking Dian Fossey tomb site for all the deep explanations of how Dian Fossey, the primatologist was of help. In the evening during the times of relaxation have a visit to Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village for overwhelming cultural experiences. Other activities within the park include; bird watching, golden monkey tracking, volcano hiking.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
This is another final destination for a vacation with hidden treasures within the park. It contains over 85 mammals, 310 birds, 1,050 plants, 120 butterflies, and 38 reptile species. Nyungwe Forest National Park is occupied with flora with different thrilling colors with butterflies and bees flying all over. The endless greener hills of tea estates add on your journey experience besides the road. Rwenzori Colobus monkeys occupy Southwestern which also attracts tourists to see the unique black and white species.
Nyungwe Forest National Park inhabits about 500 chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys; 1068 plant species, 300 bird species including the Shelley crimson wing, Grauer’s warblers, Kungwe Apalis, yellow-eyed black flycatchers, red collared mountain warblers, mountain masked Apalis, regal sunbird, short-tailed warblers and many others. Just like the majority of the parks in Rwanda such as bird watching, canopy walk, chimpanzee tracking, primate tracking, camping.
Lake Kivu is like any common other lake enclosed by steep and hills, however its extraordinary with its fresh blue waters reflecting the surrounding plantations. It’s located in western Rwanda along the Congolese border with three resort towns, Gisenyi, Kibuye, and Cyangugu. The sandy beaches attract tourists for sunbathing and swimming due to the fresh cold waters for refreshments and cool off stress from the usual communities. The uniqueness of this lake is free from crocodiles and hippos. The sky is filled with singing colorful birds.
Other activities that take place on this lake includes; canoeing, surfing, visiting the Idwiji plus other islands, sport fishing, boat cruise, and many more. Alongside lake Kivu, there are different places that are close to visit including; Kigali genocide memorial center, Musanze caves, national museum, murambi genocide center, Nyamata genocide center, Nyanza genocide site, Nyarubuye genocide site, Ntarama genocide site, Bisesero genocide center and evening cultural dances.
Gishwati Mukura National Park
For all the final destinations for a vacation we have emphasized, Gishwati Mukura National Park is since its a quiet place suitable for a holiday and you may think you are away from the earth. This quiet park is a habitat for chimpanzee, golden, blue, and L’Hoest’s monkeys as well as a host of several birds and smaller unique animals. The park’s name originated from the merging the vast Gishwati and Mukura Forest Reserve. As small as it is, it inhabits about 20 chimpanzees, blue monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, golden monkeys, and 232 bird species. This park is widely known for chimpanzee tracking, birding, and guided nature walks. The main requirement is the chimpanzee tracking permit from Rwanda Development Board(RDB) OR a registered tour operator.