Why book safaris in Rwanda?
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. This is arguably the most famous tourism activity that the remarkable prides in. Rwanda’s volcanoes national park is a home to over 450 endangered mountain gorillas, which is nearly a quarter of world’s total population. There is a total of 12 gorilla families in Volcanoes national park well habituated for tracking all year round, more than anywhere else offering the best opportunities to meet face to face with world’s most endangered primates, a deserving reward that you get finally at the end of a rather hectic trek. Wildlife in Rwanda. Rwanda is a haven for wildlife encounters in Akagera national park. This park has the best game viewing experience in Rwanda, within only a few minutes one is able to spot the giraffes, Impalas, Topis, Zebras, bush bucks, African swallows, eland antelopes, vervet monkeys, warthogs, baboons, Mongoose, buffaloes, oribi, hippos, crocodiles, elephants and other mammals. Chimpanzee safaris. Only done in Nyungwe forest national park and newly opened Gishwati-Mukura national park; the encounter with the mighty chimpanzee is so far second to only gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Meet face to face with a lively troop of chimpanzees as they jump from tree to tree as well as other primates, like baboons, monkeys, bush babies and more.
Temperature in Rwanda. Average year round temperatures are around 12°C / 54°F to 27°C / 81°F.Rainy seasons are in March to April and October to mid-December. Travelling to Rwanda is mostly done during the dry seasons from June to September, and late December to February. Rwanda is among the safest, secure and highly stable countries in Africa. You can walk safely in Kigali on your own and even at night. Security is everywhere and unlike in other countries and cities were people never sleep. Kigali apparently rolls up the sidewalks after dark, unless you know where to go. However, it is always better to apply simple steps and even make yourself more secure in an unfamiliar country. You will find practical tips, advice and information that will make your time in Rwanda great, safe and secure. In many cases it is not expected, but definitely always appreciated, a restaurant where a lot of Westerners go, tipping is the norm. What may surprise you, is how much affect your tip left will have. It is also good to tip your driver/guide while on Safari. Your Tips touch Rwandese lives, Rwandese families, rent, help with school fees for children, healthcare and other needs.
Rwanda has a great cell phone network covering almost the entire country. International phone calls can be done easily and you can also be easily reached. Proper SIM cards for the network are available in SIM card shops found in small towns, cell phones can be purchased or hired from major shops and mobile phone companies in Kigali. In Rwanda, internet access for Visitors can get easily online at Internet cafes, at some lodges and hotels at a reasonable speed. Wi-Fi is available at various restaurants in places like Kigali and most often is free. You can buy a USB Dongle for your laptop if you are not in a Wi-Fi location. Groups may use an inexpensive router for their devices, you can also use smart phones, iPhones, tablets and iPads to get online. Many visitors who visit Rwanda for a trip or safari may leave without facing health issues, if one stays at a good hotel and eat healthy meals. Things like Street foods to an untrained stomach can make you ill. A safari to Rwanda is better undertaken during the dry months, of June-October when game viewing is easy in most parts of the country, roads are navigable and jungles are quite penetrable for primate encounters in Volcanoes and Nyungwe forest national parks.