Despite the dark past, the destination Rwanda has worked hard reversing her image to a now credible paradise that is worth exploring. No wonder, Rwanda gorilla safaris and tours have gained substantive attention world over.
Following the 1994 horrific genocide, Rwanda was in a state of inadequacy regarding essential amenities like electricity, accommodation and road infrastructure among others. Those who attempted to take up safaris in Rwanda by then of course encountered such deficiency moments.
But with rigorous government effort and the Private sector initiatives, there has been a drastic positive change and now Rwanda enjoys a great deal of world class amenities and the range of International hotel chains are opening up in Kigali – the country’s capital. The land of a thousand hills as it is popularly known, the home of Rwanda Mountain Gorillas and great culture now features the capacity to serve the high end Rwanda Gorilla Safari travelers, or even other high end world travelers.
The luxury Rwanda Safari lodges such as Virunga Lodge, Bisate lodge and Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in Volcanoes National Park, Ruzizi Tented Camp in Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest Lodge in Nyungwe Forest National Park are up to standard to deliver a memorable stay.
The world class hotels such as Radisson Blu with 292 Luxury rooms, Serena Kigali Hotel, Hotel des Mille Collines, Ubumwe Grande Hotel, Villa Portofino and the Manor thrive in clean and safe Kigali city making it a credible destination for Meetings Incentives Conferences and Events. These diplomats and officials who come in for such conferences also spare sometime especially at the beginning and at the end for short gorilla safaris in Rwanda.
Now, with the recent review of the Rwanda Gorilla tracking permit fees from $750 to $1500 per permit, the destination Rwanda seems to be raising the stakes to high end travellers with less sensitivity towards prices. The combination of the above makes Rwanda a preferred Luxury travel spot.