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5 Reasons Why Rwanda Should be On your Travel Bucket List

Most people have visited Rwanda over time. Others have continued to review Rwanda as a must visit travel destination in Africa. There are numerous exceptional features and attributes that make Rwanda a unique destination that no traveler should miss out on his/her gorilla safaris in Africa. A combination of beautiful landscapes, clean environment, wildlife, first class hotels, friendly people and safety make Rwanda a favorite destination for most travelers. African Apes Holidays brings you five top reasons why Rwanda needs to be on your travel bucket list. These include:

Beautiful and Clean

Why Visit Rwanda

Clean Kigali City

For those who have been there before, there is no doubt that Rwanda is undeniably among the most beautiful and clean countries in the world. The ban of plastic bags and papers in Rwanda has kept the city clean and dirty free. You will hardly see any litters or rubbish on the streets of Kigali City and the whole of Rwanda. Reading the beauty of Rwanda, its incomparable! The endless rolling hills in the countryside of Rwanda are very beautiful and best for scenic viewing. The thousand hills of Rwanda are rolled on b y tea and coffee plantations while others are covered by rain forests which shelter wild animals and birds. Paved roads connecting from Kigali to the major tourist destinations in Rwanda make movements within the country easy and quick.


Why visit Rwanda

Silverback Gorilla In VNP

Talking of wildlife, Rwanda is home to some of the endangered wild animals rarely found anywhere else in the world. The small country is one of there countries to see the endangered mountain gorillas. Over 60% of travelers who visit Rwanda choose gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park as their top bucket list. Interestingly, Rwanda offers the most expensive luxury Rwanda gorilla tours costing $1500 for a single gorilla permit. Besides gorillas, volcanoes National Park is home to the lively and playful golden monkeys, which you should not miss. More so, visit Akagera National Park, home to the big five game and other numerous wild animals. Guided day and night game drives through the park give you great views of wild animals including Elephants, Lions, Buffalos, Rhinos, Zebras, Leopards, Waterbucks, Giraffes, Hippos. Elands, Topis, Diki Diki, Warthogs and Thomson gazelles among others. Game viewing is the key activity in Akagera National Park complemented by camping and boat cruise at Lake Ihema. Also, Visit Nyungwe Forest National Park home to the endangered chimpanzees. Other primates in Nyungwe forest include vervet monkeys, black and white colubus, Blue monkeys, Red tailed monkeys and baboons among others. In general, Rwanda is a center of wildlife viewing.

Peaceful & safe

Over time, Rwanda has proved to be a peaceful and safe country to visit and stay. The last incident of fighting in Rwanda was the 1994 genocide, which claimed the lives of millions of people. Since then, there as been peace and reconciliation in Rwanda where people live and stay together in harmony. Security forces are ever alert and ready to protect the citizens from any external attack. Regarding covid 19, Rwanda has successfully contained the spread of corona virus. Since March 2020 when the first positive case was registered, the country apparently has less than 10, 000 cases and 133 death total. The ministry has also put a lot of measures to contain the spread of the virus. All travelers visiting Rwanda are required to bring negative Covid19 test results within 120 hours before flying to Rwanda. More so, you need to pay $60 on arrival in Rwanda for a throat test. Travelers are thereafter required to stay at the selected hotel until when the results are back. Also, travelers leaving Rwanda are required to test for covid19 and provide negative results with 48 hours before departure. Travelers going to trek gorillas and chimpanzees MUST wear face masks throughout the trek to avoid the spread of the deadly virus to these endangered species. Temperature screening is a must for all travelers; mandatory hand washing, sanitizing and keeping a seven-meter distance is a mandate for travelers.

Gorgeous Hotels and Lodges

Why visit Rwanda

Bisate Lodge

Regarding accommodation in Rwanda, the country has numerous first class lodges and hotels to offer you food and sleeping services at affordable rates. The leading lodges in Rwanda include Bisate Lodge, Virunga Lodge, One & Only Nyungwe House, Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Kigali Serena Hotel, Ruzizi Tented Camp, Akagera Game Lodge, Magashi Camp, Lake Kivu Serena, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Kigali Marriott Hotel and Radisson Blu Hotel. These hotels and lodges offer luxury, midrange and budget services as required by travelers. Well-trained and professional staffs are at your service all day and night to ensure a smooth and quick service delivery system. African Apes Holidays help you book and reserve hotel rooms at a cheap price

Friendly people

Rwanda people will make you feel at home! In every corner you v reach, smiling happy faces of local people wait for you. The initial ethnic conflicts that geared up the 1994 genocide have been resolved and people are now living in peace as one. A cultural tour to the Iby’iwacu community village introduces you to Rwanda’s traditions, norms and customs. Interestingly, travelers are allowed to be part of these cultural experiences and practices which make them feel as part of the community.

Generally, there are many reasons to visit Rwanda. Contact us today, book your Rwanda safari and enjoy the natural beauty, wildlife, peace and cleanness of this small country with a thousand hills.

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