Just like everyone that has had a Rwanda safari says, Rwanda is one of the best Africa safari countries with the best capital cities in the world. Safari Rwanda so you enjoy a drive around Rwanda’s charming and stunning capital. Though Kigali has a fascinating and disturbing history, it has rather given it way to the incredibly peaceful and forward-thinking city of today.
Also known as the Land of a thousand hills, Rwanda has a lot more to offer to travellers interested in Rwanda safaris, Rwanda gorilla safaris, chimpanzee trekking safaris, Rwanda wildlife safaris, or just city tours. Many Rwanda tour travellers are interested in different activities; some may be Interested in just a Kigali city tour because of time, others may be interested in Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris, wildlife safaris in Rwanda, chimpanzee trekking tours in Rwanda, Rwanda cycling safaris, Rwanda historical tour while others need advice on how to enjoy a Rwanda trip during their safari in Rwanda.
Rwanda is the best day trip destination
Though small, Rwanda is the best day trip destination after Uganda. Travellers undertaking Uganda safaris often engage in Kampala city tours, a 1 Day Ngamba safari Uganda, a Jinja city tour, a Uganda cycling Safari, 1 Day Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, 1 Day Uganda Fishing safari, a 1 Day Uganda birding safari among others. So during your Safari to Rwanda, head to Lake Kivu, so you engage in different interesting activities available at the lake including boat tours Rwanda to the lake islands or cycling along the shores of the lake along the on the Congo Nile Trail. Engaging in different activities during your tour Rwanda will give you a true taste of local Rwandan life.
Rwanda is one of the few Africa countries with wildlife parks close to the city
During your Rwanda wildlife safari tour from Kigali, it will take you about two and a half hours to get to Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s premier safari destination giving you chance to spot yourself the big five game. The park itself is extremely beautiful and was started as a conservation project initially, rather than for tourism. Like in the different wildlife safari destinations in Africa, it has also not been an easy ride for Akagera, with the human-wildlife conflict wiping out several animal species over time through poaching and land being needed for agricultural use. However, today, there have been serious efforts of the conservation teams, the park has been repopulated and now you can see many different animals including leopards, lions, and elephants.
Rwanda has captivating Natural wonders
Three hours away from Kigali is Mount Bisoke, also known as Mount Visoke, that lies in the Virunga Mountains. Mount Bisoke stands at a respectable height of about 3,711 meters high. Those interested in Rwanda hiking safaris must be fit enough because it is steep and challenging to trek. Beside the lake, the main attraction is the stunning crater lake on top of the mountain. This crater is ranked the largest in the region.
It has a National Park with the most sought after primate; mountain gorillas
When you drive to the northwest of Kigali just a few hours from the city, you will find the stunning Volcanoes National Park; home to the incredibly beautiful and endangered mountain gorilla. Unlike Uganda’s $600 dollars for only $ 1,500 dollars per person, you got the chance to trek through the jungle and spend some time with these majestic apes in their natural habitat. During your Rwanda gorilla tour, you will spend up to one hour observing these very humanlike creatures, observe, take pictures; a magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed if you can afford the luxury.
Rwanda has lots of cultural sites to visit
If you have the time on your Rwanda safari tour and you want to get a good insight into the Kigali scene, take in the arts or get involved in one of the many activities offered at the Inema Arts Center during your Rwanda cultural safari. There are various artworks on display from some of Rwanda’s brightest talents and you can see the artists at work in the studio. Here you can purchase your locally made souvenir items from local artists, attend one of their cultural events, or even learn a new skill, such as drumming or dancing.
You can get off the beaten path for more adventure
Interested in adventure, why not climb Mount Kigali? Starting in the Nyamirambo neighbourhood, this hiking safari Rwanda along the gentle incline, you’ll be rewarded with fantastic views of the city below. At the top, you’ll find a pretty wooded area and you can stop for a celebratory beer and some food at a bar called Mera Neza.
Visit the most Iconic place in Kigali
Visible from all over, the brightly lit and colourful Kigali Convention Centre is one of the most iconic attractions that you must not miss visiting while in the city. The venue is shaped like a giant beehive and was inspired after the architect visited the King’s Palace in Nyanza, which also had a similar shape. It’s adjoined to the Radisson Blu Hotel of which the design was based on Rwanda’s traditional basket-weaving techniques. This is one of the best places to take a selfie!
Rwanda is a safe country for those interested in nightlife
Kigali is a very interesting, safe city, nice with a good choice of bars and restaurants. Travellers interested in good nights out, perhaps start your evening with sunset drinks locally known as a sundowner at Choma’D, a hip and trendy bar with pretty views, or Pili Pili Boutique Hotel, before heading to Nyamirambo for what’s likely to be a very interesting evening. Another popular spot with the expat crowd is the Kimihurura neighbourhood, which is home to some of Kigali’s best nightspots.
Rwanda has touching historic sites
Today, Kigali is ranked among the best capital cities that symbolize the modern and progressive African cities, however, just a few decades ago, Rwanda was home to one of the most brutal genocides in the history of mankind. The Kigali Genocide Memorial was built to remember the victims and to educate people about the past as well as ensure that this never happens again. It’s an understandable but upsetting experience, so be prepared to get heartbroken.
Its neighbourhood is good to explore
The greatest place to explore in Rwanda is the bustling and vibrant neighbourhood of Nyamirambo, a multicultural and extremely interesting part of the city. Nyamirambo is the heart of Kigali, with cool shops, markets, bars, and restaurants. It’s a primarily Muslim neighbourhood, so don’t come here looking for pork, but you will find tasty brochettes and fish offered. There are a few tours through the area if you don’t fancy exploring by yourself.