The new year is here and every traveler is trying to find where best to spend the next holidays. For various reasons many tourists would love to tour different destinations and as many top travel analysts identify the best destinations for this new year, Rwanda is listed as one of the best safari destinations for 2019 alongside other countries. Listed by Africa Tembelea, Rwanda takes the first position as a great tour destination for 2019 coming after Uganda appeared on the 2019 cool travelers list.
Why Rwanda is listed as one of the best safari destinations for 2019
Dubbed the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda appears on the list “Because it’s now the Switzerland of Africa” named so because of the beautiful hilly landscape. The dark history is indeed a talk of the past in Rwanda with the country after 24 years placing its self as a safe, beautiful, wildlife filled and high-end tour destination. This is one of the beautiful and amazing destinations to go to and reason for increase in Rwanda safari tourists.
Known to only still exist in three countries of the world, Rwanda is a beautiful home to the elusive mountain gorillas that have recently moved a step out of their way to extinction. Volcanoes National Park hosts the mountain gorillas and is the only destination for Rwanda gorilla safaris with 10 habituated gorilla families. The park sits in a position adjacent to Virunga National Park for Congo gorilla safaris and Mgahinga national park for Uganda gorilla safari tours (all within the same Virunga massif)
Actually, a big five wildlife destination Rwanda’s Akagera National Park which is the country’s only savannah park hosts all the big five wildlife animals (Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions and Leopards). On a game drive through the park you get chance to sight the several wildlife species and then after can relax at the parks’ Magashi camp (luxury) and many more.
Far away from the apes and several wildlife, Rwanda is listed as one of the best safari destinations for 2019 because of Nyungwe Forest National Park that offers one of the best canopy walk experiences in East Africa. The same destination is also home to the countries primates (chimpanzees).
The new Gishwati Mukura National Park is also home to about 20 chimpanzees which live alongside golden monkeys, L’Hoest’s and blue monkeys as well as wonderful birds.
Kigali city itself is set as a high-end tour place with several places to visit including the Genocide memorial center. The many birds and the people of Rwanda are what you cannot ignore to encounter on your safari in Rwanda.
In the new year try to visit places that have been tried, tested and proven to be rewarding and join those who have been there before, all you need to do is try out something different from what everyone else has done.