Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. From the ancient kingdom to the modern day, creativity is something to be celebrated, whether through traditional dance, unique architecture or works of art.
This safari will take you to the national parks in Rwanda as well as a city tour to rewind you back to the history of Rwanda. Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, gorilla trekking tours in Parc Des Volcans, game drives in Rwanda National Parks.
Rwanda is one of the few places on earth where mountain gorillas can be found. People travel from all around the world to see this unique gentle ape. In the morning, with packed lunch, you will go for pre tracking briefing at the part headquarters before going for the gorilla tracking adventure in the forest.
Tracking may take 3-4 hours for which the guide shall try and secure for you depending on the movement of the gentle giants. Stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one hour before returning back to your lodge.
There plenty of other animals found in Rwanda National Parks and these include Golden Monkeys, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, and Zebras among many others. Bird species are also vast and bird watching can best be enjoyed on a boat cruise along Lake Kivu or during a Canopy walk in the forests.
There is so much to see while on Kigali city tour alone and this includes the genocide memorial centre, among many other things. A typical Kigali city tour would go something like this; visit the Kigali Memorial Centre which is a site of burial for around 250,000 victims of the genocide, which comprises of a main historical exhibition, a Children’s Memorial exhibition and an exhibition on comparative genocide, called Wasted Lives.
It also has over four acres of memorial gardens containing ten mass graves, as well as the National Genocide Documentation Centre then after Continue to Nyamata Church-Genocide memorial site; this is the church where about 2500 people were killed. It reflects how women were brutalized, raped and mistreated.
People from different areas had gathered in this Catholic Church and locked themselves inside to protect themselves from the ruthless people, but unfortunately, luck was not on their side as they were found and slaughtered. The place shows the brutality that happened in the 100 days genocide.
Learn more from the level of cleanliness which is unmatched to say the least and this is partly thanks to the Umuganda initiative every last Saturday of the month where people close their businesses in the early morning hours and clean up their streets, roads, trenches until they are spotless. The interesting thing is that this is voluntary and the willingness and patriotism of the people can certainly leave you speechless.