Despite her recent solitary history, Rwanda is a very attractive country with lots of features to impress a visitor. It is bordered to the north by Uganda, to the east by Tanzania, to the west by Congo and to the south by Burundi. This small central African country with hundreds of fertile green rolling hills, twenty three lakes, five volcanoes and numerous rivers is the world’s premier Gorilla tracking destination. With its beauty, unequaled scenery and unexploited attractions, Rwanda is one of the best destinations for a true African vacation. This country has an excellent road network that connects the various tourism attractions, first class accommodation facilities and a low crime rate. Rwanda is between the forest eco- system of the Congo basin and the plains of the great Rift valley to the east giving it a unique concentration of biodiversity found nowhere in Africa.
A thrilling and memorable safari to Rwanda awaits you at ABACUS AFRICAN VACATIONS to Rwanda for excellent wildlife, site seeing, sumptuous food, relaxed accommodation and a personal guide with outstanding quality and experience all to a cost that will please you. We organise safaris of any group size as we can design a customized tour or safari to suit your exact requirements or you can choose a tailored made itinerary from our selection of luxury and budget safari packages. We also offer all-inclusive fly-in or drive in holidays from Kigali or Kampala in Uganda. Through us, you can make your true dream vacation to Rwanda come true!
GORILLA TREKKING SAFARIS
We have several offers for travelers who would like to spend their holiday in Gorilla safaris. Gorilla tracking is carried out in Volcanoes National Park in the northeastern part of the country bordering Uganda and Congo. The park protects the remaining few of some of the 720 mountain gorillas that still live in the world. Gorilla Tracking is carried out in five gorilla groups within the Park. This occurs within the bamboo-covered slopes of Rwanda's Virunga Volcanoes from where the late Dian Fossey studied the behaviour of the endangered mountain gorilla for 20 years, followed by the filmmakers who shot 'Gorillas in the Mist' in the same location. See our gorilla safaris in Rwanda and get to us for a free quotation and advice concerning Rwanda.
BIRD WATCHING SAFARIS TO RWANDA
Rwanda boasts of about 650 bird species, 44 species of which are only found in this tiny country. These include many of the sought-after Albertine Rift Endemic ('ARE's) and some of West Africa's forest specials including the Shoe Bill, the Purple-breasted Sunbird, the Rwenzori Turaco, the red faced Barbet, little Bee Eater, the Rockefeller’s Sunbird, Collard Apallis and Fraser’s Eagle Owl. Rwanda’s prime spots for bird watching include the Akagera National Park, Nyungwe forest Reserve and Volcanoes National Park. Have you got interest in birds? See some of our select bird watching tours and get to us for a free quotation. The Akagera National Park is the most diverse in terms of Flora and Fauna. It is one of the easiest sites in the region to see the rare shoebill. Other birds found here include the wetland species like the papyrus gonolek, carruther’s cisticola, white winged warbler and the blue headed coucal. The park is also home to Acacia species like Benett’s woodpecker, tabora cisticola, miombo wren warbler, white winged and broad tailed warbler and red faced barbet.
In the south west of Rwanda is Nyungwe Forest National Park. It is a home to 300 bird species, 27 of which are regional endemics. The winding road going up the mountains and dividing the forest offers bird watchers excellent views of the inside of the Park and even down on the forest canopy. Birds of interest here include the handsome francolin, Yellow eyed black flycatcher, Rwenzori batis, Grauer’s rush warbler, masked mountain Apallis, Archer’s Robin Chat, stripe breasted Tit. The red-collared mountain babbler, Kungwe Apallis and Rockefeller’s sunbird are some of the rare birds found here.
WILDLIFE SAFARIS IN RWANDA
Rwanda hosts a wide variety of wildlife. The Volcanoes National Park, in the northwest is home to the world’s endangered mountain gorillas, the golden Monkey, spotted Hyena, Elephant, buffalo, black fronted duiker, Bushbuck and Bush Pig.
The Akagera National Park in the east is a habitat for lots of wildlife both large and small that includes the silver monkey, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, lions and eland antelopes.
The Nyungwe Forest National Park is the southwest, south of Lake Kivu and on the border with Burundi. This is a montane forest and famous for primates. There are up to eleven primate species in this forest that include the chimpanzee, olive baboon, vervet, red-tailed, golden and silver monkeys as well as the grey cheeked mangabey and L’Hoest monkey.
CULTURAL TOURS TO RWANDA
Rwanda is fast growing as one of the best option destinations for those interested in cultural tourism. The Ikwita Izina Yearly Ceremony where gorillas are given names attracts thousands of people and is one of the best events to learn about culture, people as well norms and traditions in Rwanda and Africa. We offer cultural tours to experience the places, Music, Dance, Drama, Art and crafts and activities that truly represent the stories and people of the past and present as well as cultural events. Our cultural tours include visits to cultural, historical and genocide as well as natural resource sites.