Rwanda Safari Activities beyond Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park : Rwanda safari activities beyond gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park are many that travelers who visit Rwanda can enjoy. Have you always though that it is only the mountain gorillas that Rwanda is famous for, and there is not much else to do? Well you thought wrong for there are a number of other Rwanda safari activities that shall jeep you captivated, beyond gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda.

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Rwanda safari activities beyond gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national Park include chimpanzee trekking, golden monkey trekking, bird watching, game drives, cultural safaris, mountain climbing, and so much more that this small country of East Africa has to offer. Below are the detailed Rwanda safari activities beyond gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park;

Golden Monkey Trekking

Golden monkeys are one of the ancient primates in Rwanda that can easily be seen in Rwanda. Golden monkeys are a subspecies of blue monkeys which are also known as skies monkey. Whilst on a Rwanda safari tour, golden monkey tracking is one of the Rwanda safari activities beyond gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park that you can enjoy. Golden monkeys are found in Volcanoes national Park.

Golden monkeys just like gorillas live in groups/families consisting of about 80-100 in one group. Golden monkeys are usually found at the foothills of Mount Sabinyo. Be prepared to be blown away not only by the sight of the golden monkeys being cheeky and playing about, but by the magnificent views of the area and of Mount Sabinyo on a clear day!

Chimpanzee Trekking

Rwanda safaris for chimpanzee trekking is quite common, almost as common as gorilla trekking Rwanda safaris. Most travelers look to combine both gorillas with chimpanzees at the same trip. Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Nyungwe Forest national Park is not only a habitat of chimpanzees which are habituated for human interaction, but also hosts a number of birds and is a good nature walking destination.

Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national Park is an adventurous activity that sees you setting off as early as 4:30am and it is between 4; 30am to 5am that it is easiest and most recommended to do this activity. Once you encounter the chimpanzees, just like gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national Park, you are allowed a maximum of 1 hour with them. Beyond gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park, including chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest national park Rwanda is a great add-on.

Game Viewing

Most travelers misconceive that Rwanda is only a primates safari destination. Beyond the gorillas in Volcanoes National park, chimpanzees and golden monkeys, game viewing is an alternative that is common and quite sought after by travelers who visit Rwanda, even for a short while. Game viewing in Rwanda is done in Akagera National Park, the only savanna national park in Rwanda that inhabits all the big 5 animals including elephants, buffaloes, lions, rhinos and leopards, as well as giraffes, zebras and so much more. Game drives in Akagera National park are amazing, let alone the boat safari on Lake Ihema which not only attracts animals at its banks for a dip or drink, but also crocodiles, birds and travelers are rewarded with amazing views of even sunsets.

Game viewing is also possible in the forested parks of Nyungwe National park and Volcanoes national Park which inhabit a variety of wildlife including baboons, and a number of other primate species.

Bird Watching

Rwanda is a birding destination that travelers after birding safaris in East Africa should look to visit for a Rwanda birding safari. While on any kind of safari in Rwanda you can be able to spot at a minimum 100 bird species if you are keen. There are well over 500 bird species in Rwanda that travelers on a birding safari in Akagera National park can be amazed to spot.

Rwanda Safari Activities beyond Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Birding in Akagera

Mountain Climbing/Hiking

Rwanda is generally a mountainous area and you are rewarded with scenic views of the rolling hills of Rwanda whilst on any Rwanda safari tour. There are a number of mountains available for hiking and they include Mount Sabinyo, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke. In the forested parks of Rwanda including Volcanoes National park provide amazing Rwanda hiking trails for travelers after hiking on a Rwanda safari. Have your safari planner include a hiking experience anywhere, with the most common trail being the Congo trail.

Cultural Tours

Another of the Rwanda safari activities beyond gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park include cultural tours. Rwanda cultural tours have you immersing in the exhilarating cultures in Rwanda. There are 3 main tribes in Rwanda that is the Tutsi, Hutu and Twa who all have unique cultures and traditions. Taking part in them shall open your world to a whole new experience. Take part in cultural activities like dancing, singing, traditional cooking and so much more, including visiting their traditional sleeping areas.

Rwanda is a beautiful safari destination with so much to offer beyond gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park. The above are the different Rwanda safari activities beyond gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park that travelers can be able to take part in. Reach out to an experience Rwanda safari planner like Focus East Africa Tours to help you plan an amazing Rwanda safari tour. What better way to combine your Rwanda safari tour with Tanzania safaris, to give you a chance to explore Tanzania tours that are diverse and rich!

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