Exploring the wonders of Rwanda through gorilla trekking is a breathtaking adventure, and Trek Africa Expeditions is your premier tour operator, ready to make this dream a reality. We specialize in arranging awe-inspiring gorilla trekking safaris in the enchanting Volcanoes National Park. Our portfolio extends beyond gorilla safaris to encompass wildlife adventures in Akagera National Park, Kigali city tours, and captivating chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Kigali stands as one of East Africa’s most captivating cities, known for its extraordinary beauty and environmental consciousness. Upon entering the country, you will immediately notice Rwanda’s commitment to cleanliness, as no plastic is allowed. The government has instituted “Omugande,” a local term signifying general cleaning. Every last Saturday of the month, from 8 am to 11 am, Rwandans embrace this concept during a public holiday dedicated to the comprehensive tidying up of Rwanda.
Kigali offers a wealth of tourist attractions, from thought-provoking genocide memorials to vibrant markets and elegant palaces. These excursions grant you a deeper understanding of Rwanda’s history and a vibrant taste of its culture.
Located north of Kigali, Volcanoes National Park serves as the sanctuary for the endangered mountain gorillas and the delightful golden monkey. The park boasts 11 habituated mountain gorilla groups, each ready to enchant visitors with their captivating presence. This natural wonderland is a sanctuary for wildlife enthusiasts, offering the opportunity to observe these gentle giants up close.
Nestled in the southwestern corner of Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park beckons with lush beauty and the chance to encounter chimpanzees and a multitude of primate species. The smaller Cyamudongo sector is particularly renowned for its captivating chimpanzee tracking experiences. The ancient forests and diverse ecosystems of Nyungwe promise unique adventures and unforgettable moments.
In the eastern reaches of Rwanda, neighboring Tanzania, Akagera National Park reveals a riveting tale of wildlife conservation and rejuvenation. This park, which has signed a wildlife management treaty with African Parks, is home to a variety of wildlife, including the African Big 5. The re-introduction of rhinos and lions has reinvigorated the park’s ecosystem, making it a prime destination for travelers yearning to see these iconic species in their natural habitat.
Before embarking on your Rwanda gorilla trek, it’s essential to consider a few key details:
Rwanda welcomes tourists throughout the year. While every season offers its unique charm, the dry months are often preferred for the most pleasant conditions. These months usually fall between June and August and from December to February.
It’s worth noting that the European summer holidays, occurring from June to late September, can make securing gorilla permits and accommodations more challenging. To ensure a seamless experience, it is advisable to book well in advance.
Contact Trek Africa Expeditions to embark on a remarkable journey through Rwanda. Whether you seek gorilla treks, wildlife safaris, city tours, or encounters with our closest primate relatives, our team is ready to curate an unforgettable adventure tailored to your preferences. Your remarkable Rwanda exploration begins with us!