Rwanda Voted the Best Emerging Tourism Destination in Africa and 4th in the World for 2020- Rwanda Safari News. Rwanda has continued to impress Africa safari makers both from within the continent and of the continent given its carefully well-thought plan to position itself as an Africa gorilla safari destination of choice to luxury travellers. The Rwandan government through the Rwanda development board has injected in several millions of dollars in putting up infrastructures that are top-notch and also creating a highly professional service industry that will provide high-end services to meet the needs of the targeted high-end clientele.
In the recently concluded World Travel Market in London, Rwanda has been voted one of the top 30 emerging travel destinations on the planet for 2020 and number one overall on the continent of Africa. The annual awards honouring trending destinations were published this week on the site TravelLemming.com, which promotes emerging destinations around the world as a solution to over-tourism. Other destinations Africa in that were recognized include Namibia and Ethiopia.
Winners were selected after voting by 30 of the most popular travel bloggers in the industry, who collectively sport more than 12 million followers on social media.
Rwanda managed to emerge top emerging destination on the African continent given its concerted efforts that have directed towards conservation especially its national parks which include Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park And Akagera National Park. Volcanoes National Park is the prime of Rwanda safaris as it is home to the majestic mountain gorillas. Volcanoes national park is part of the larger Virunga massif which stretches to cover 3 countries of Rwanda, Congo and Uganda and this place is home to close 600 endangered mountain gorillas. The Rwandan government has undertaken many conservation initiatives that are aimed at ensuring that these gorillas have a natural habitat and are also protected from poachers. These initiatives are also directed towards improving the livelihood of local communities that live adjacent to these national conservation areas.
If you are to visit Rwanda for a Rwanda gorilla safari, you have an opportunity to meet any of the over 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you an amazing Rwanda gorilla trekking safari experience. Some of the amazing gorilla families you are likely to meet include Susa, Karisimbi, Sabinyo, Amahoro, Agasha, Umbabano, Kwitonda, Ugenda, Bwenda, Titus and Hirwa. However, as of today, the Hirwa gorilla family is currently habituating in Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park since both Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National park, as well as Virunga National Park, share common boundaries and the gorillas within the confinements of these three parks are free to roam from one park to another.
What makes Rwanda a gorilla destination of choice to many Africa safari travellers is the fact that the gorilla trekking sites are quite close to the capital city of Rwanda Kigali only lying 120km or 3-hour drive away from Kigali and this makes it possible for many Africa tour adventurers to engage in short Rwanda gorilla safaris such as 1 day Rwanda gorilla tour, 2 days Rwanda gorilla tour which cannot be possible in Uganda or Congo since the gorilla trekking sites a far away from the major airports of these countries as well as their capital cities.
Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer of the Rwanda Development Board responded to the news by saying, “We are honoured to receive this award and be among the top countries to be visited in 2020 as rated by the world’s leading travel bloggers. Visit Rwanda shares this award with the community members, conservationists, tourism operators and hoteliers who contribute every day to making Rwanda a special place to visit. If you haven’t visited Rwanda yet, we welcome you to experience the country’s natural beauty, culture and wildlife. Rwanda is truly one of the world’s most remarkable luxury ecotourism destinations.”
In describing why Rwanda was selected, the article states: “With the World Economic Forum recently naming it the safest country in Africa and RwandAir slated to open direct flights from JFK to Kigali, 2020 is the best year yet to travel to Rwanda.”
Amarachi Ekekwe, one of the judges and the travel blogger behind Travel with a Pen said “This East African pearl is changing the African travel narrative in so many ways. It will be exciting to visit Kigali to see its amazing transformation and to see the conservation efforts at its national parks.”
Amanda Mouttaki, another judge and the travel blogger behind Maroc Mama noted that “Rwanda is at the top of my list to visit in Africa to experience its cultural mix and beautiful natural surrounds. While most people go to see the gorillas there are lots of other cultural heritage sites and experiences to be had.”
The site is also inviting readers to cast votes for their favourite destination, with winners on each continent being crowned with the annual Readers’ Choice Award.
Travel Lemming is a travel blog founded by Nate Hake, an American who has been travelling the world full-time since 2016. The site’s mission is to help highlight emerging and underappreciated destinations as a way to fight over-tourism.
Since these gorillas are existing in three countries you can definitely enjoy gorilla trekking Africa safaris in these countries of Uganda and Congo. Uganda gorilla tours are conducted in the southwestern parks of Mgahinga gorilla national park and also Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to over 400 mountain gorillas and 18 gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable forest have been habituated by the Ugandan conservation stakeholders to give you an amazing gorilla trekking Uganda safari experience. Mgahinga Gorilla Park, on the other hand, is home to 1 gorilla family that awaits you on your gorilla tour Uganda experience to this park.
What makes Uganda a favourable destination for gorilla trekkers is the fact that Uganda gorilla tour permits are quite affordable and as of today these each gorilla trek safari Uganda permit cots only 600USD which makes it’s a whopping 900USD cheaper than that of Rwanda which is selling at 1500USD. Even when Uganda’s permit cost increases to 700USD by July next year, it will still be 800USD cheaper.
Congo gorilla tours, on the other hand, is carried out in both Virunga National Park and also Kahuzi Biega National Park. Unlike Africa gorilla tours in Uganda and Rwanda, gorilla tours Congo give you a unique chance to encounter 2 different species of gorillas and these are the eastern lowland gorillas that are found in Kahuzi Biega National Park and also the mountain gorillas (Gorilla berengei berengei) that are found in the Virunga national park.
Besides gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Rwanda tour gives you an opportunity to meet the tropical savanna wildlife animals such as the African big five animals which include the cape buffaloes, the African bush elephants, the African leopard, lion and rhinos and many other wild mammals. All these and more can be encountered during your Rwanda wildlife safari to Akagera National Park. Since Akagera National Park forms part of the extensive savanna grassland which transcends a big part of east Africa covering countries of Tanzania Kenya and Uganda.
An African wildlife safari to Tanzania wildlife safari tropical savanna national parks such as Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Park and Serengeti National Park. can give you also a thrilling encounter with the ultimate Africa wildlife mammals. Just like in Tanzania and Rwanda’s AKagera, you can still enjoy a similar Africa safaris tours experience on a Kenya wildlife safari adventure to as Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Aberdares National Park and Amboseli National Park. East Africa being country of extensive savanna grassland plains, you still enjoy a similar Africa safaris adventures when you make a Uganda safari to any of Uganda wildlife safari destinations such as Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park Murchison Falls National Park Uganda,. This Uganda safari tour experience gives you an enchanted opportunity to enjoy thrilling encounters with several of the 5 big Africa game which include lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, African bush elephants and rhinos as well as a variety of other wild mammals.
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