Explore the beauty of Rwanda with enticing discounts as the country cements its position among the top destinations in Africa. The Rwanda Marketing Board, operating through the Rwanda Development Board, has unveiled exclusive discounts for tourists embarking on a multi-destination journey, including Nyungwe and Akagera, for a minimum of three days. Visitors engaging in gorilla trekking, coupled with exploration in other parks, will enjoy a generous 30% discount on their travel expenses.
This initiative marks a significant stride in Rwanda’s tourism sector development, and Trek Africa Expeditions is committed to ensuring you receive the highest level of service during your safari in Rwanda.
Rwanda boasts three main national parks: Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe National Park, and Akagera National Park.
Located in northwestern Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, exceptional bird species, elephants, and various monkey species. Covering 160 sq kms, the park is framed by the imposing presence of five volcanoes—Muhavura, Gahinga, Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, and Bisoke. This breathtaking landscape positions the national park among the most captivating places to visit in Africa.
Home to 11 mountain gorillas available for tracking, Volcanoes National Park’s rainforest is one of the rare places globally where you can witness these endangered creatures. Other countries housing mountain gorillas include Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Volcanoes National Park also holds historical significance as the area where primatologist Dian Fossey conducted her research until her tragic death at the hands of poachers in 1985.
Apart from wildlife, the Kinigi area is a cultural hub for the Rwandan people. The ex-poachers have formed a cultural group called Iby’wacu, allowing tourists to delve into and appreciate Rwandan culture.
Situated in southwestern Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest is home to 13 primate species, including the renowned chimpanzees that roam the adjacent rainforest of Cyamudongo area. Covering 970 sq kms, Nyungwe Forest stands as a prominent tourism hub in Rwanda after Volcanoes National Park.
Canopy walks along the constructed trails in Uwinka and tropical waterfall walks are popular activities in Nyungwe Forest, offering a unique and immersive experience of the forest.
Rwanda’s collaboration with African Parks has introduced white rhinos and lions to Akagera National Park, elevating it to a destination for the African Big Five, which includes leopards, elephants, and buffalos. Game drives in 4×4 safari cars across the lush savannah habitat are a popular choice for game viewing.
Guided nature walks and walking safaris provide an intimate experience of the African wilderness, while boat cruises on Lake Ihema offer opportunities to spot hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and abundant birdlife along the lake shores.
Trek Africa Expeditions is your premier Rwanda gorilla safari operator. Connect with our team of experts for the latest information on the current safari discounts offered by the Rwandan Development Board.
While Rwanda is accessible throughout the year, the optimal months for safaris are during the dry periods, typically from June to early September and from December to February. These months experience minimal rainfall, except for March to May and mid-September to November. Explore Rwanda’s natural wonders during these prime safari seasons.