Gorilla Trekking Safaris & Tours in Rwanda offering tailor made Gorilla trekking Rwanda safari in Rwanda for a great Africa safari adventure holiday!

Rwanda is one of the prime destinations in Africa that are famously visited as witnessed during Rwanda safaris. The country is positioned in the East and central Africa bordering the countries of Uganda in the north, Tanzania in the east, Democratic Republic of Congo in the west and Burundi in the south. Rwanda stretches over a geographical coverage of 26,338 km2 with a population of 10 million people that fall into three tribal groups namely the Hutu that form the greatest percentage followed by the Tutsi and Batwa whose traditions are still alive and worth encountering while on safari in Rwanda. Traditionally, the Hutu are cultivators, the Tutsi are cattle keepers while the Batwa are forest dwellers that lived a hunter gatherer culture.

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Although Kinyarwanda remains the dominantly spoken language, Rwanda apparently has a range of languages that are used for communication including French, English and Kiswahili. Regarding travel, Rwanda has positioned herself a number one gorilla trekking safari destination in the region and the world in particular since the critically endangered Mountain gorillas only thrive in the Virunga massif where Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is a component. Besides, Virunga massif, other mountain gorillas can be found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is also an ideal gorilla tracking protected area and travellers always track gorillas in both Volcanoes and Bwindi to have a dual encounter of these two varied environments and can be arranged as an extension of your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari tour.

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Besides mountain gorillas, Rwanda has a diverse tourist product base that range from Chimpanzee trekking and colobus monkey tracking in Nyungwe forest National Park along with the famous Nyungwe canopy walk which is the first of its kind in East Africa and the third in Africa to impressive wildlife safaris in the low-lying savannah plains of Akagera National Park with its counts of giraffe, elephants, buffaloes, Antelopes, leopard, Zebras among others thriving in an environment that is marked by series of water bodies including Lake Ihema which is the second largest in Rwanda after Lake Kivu in the west and the famous River Kagera which is one the remote sources of River Nile. Rwanda is also gifted with counts of golden monkeys that thrive in her Volcanoes National Park thus forming the ground for golden monkey tracking while the series of volcanic highlands that adjoin to form the greater Virunga massif offer impressive scenic views in the that stretch from the north of Rwanda to the extreme north west.
Holding nature aside, Rwanda’s heritage is by no means ordinary. Vested in the three tribal groups of the Tutsi, Hutu and Twa, the heritage of Rwanda would not only be depicted in their worldly known music dance and drama especially their Intore dance but also in their living tangible heritage assets that have stayed for centuries past such as the Nyanza palace of King Rudahigwa and series of Museums and monuments that stretch from Butare in the south through Kigali in the central to Rubavu in the north west which would always any Rwanda safari traveller in a state of wonder. The historical events like 1994 genocide have left remarkable scars on the nation of Rwanda and encountering them is part of tribute paying to 800,000 Rwandese who lost their lives in this regrettable horror. Apparently, regardless of this tainted past, Rwanda is undergoing remarkable transition in her socio-cultural, political and economic environments that will see her join the club of the successful countries on the African continent.