3 Days Rwanda gorilla safari
Day 2: Volcanoes National Park– Gorilla trekking-Twin lakes visit/ Community walk
Why Go On A Rwanda Safari?
This is approximately half the world’s mountain gorilla population. Visiting these amazing primates is an unforgettable experience. In Volcanoes National Park, you can track these gentle creatures, as well as the rare golden monkey. In Nyungwe Forest, you can track chimpanzees and 14 other primates, including the L’Hoest monkey.
Take a trip to Akagera National Park to see the Big Five, along with several species of antelope, including the sitatunga antelope, and in Nyungwe Forest, several big cats prowl the various terrains.
There are over 1,450 species of birds in Rwanda, with 29 Albertine Rift endemics. Multiple habitats and diverse terrains allow for a wide range of species whom you are likely to encounter on your safari, including the Shoebill Stork, Great-blue Turaco and Grauer’s broadbill.
Rwanda has a beautiful landscape, with multiple terrains – rolling hills, volcanic mountains, tropical rainforests, papyrus swamps and savannah plains. Watching sunsets on Lake Ihema and fishing at Lake Shakani, the hidden paradise of Isumo Waterfall and the mesmerizing view from Ngezi Crater Lake – Rwanda has so many stunning sights that it’s difficult to pick ones to see first.
Best Time To Go
Wet seasons: March-May and October-November
Dry seasons: June-September and December-February
While Rwanda has two rainy seasons and two dry seasons, the temperatures generally average 71-80°F (22 – 27°C), although the humidity tends to be high in October. It is in the jungle, after all.
Dec-Feb, Mar-May, Jun-Sep, Oct-Nov
December through to February is a short dry season. The rains slow down in December and pick up again at the end of February, although there is usually light rainfall throughout.
Volcanoes National park
Volcanoes National Park has 300 mountain gorillas that the park protects. However, these are not the only primates in the park – the golden monkey also occur in the bamboo habitat within the park.
- Duiker, buffalo, spotted hyena and bushbuck.
- Elephants are very rare in Volcanoes National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park
The most common animals in Nyungwe Forest are the primates. The park is home to 14 species of primates, all of which you can track through their various habitat. Chimpanzee tracking is particularly popular.
- Leopard, golden cat, serval, wildcat, side-striped jackal, African civet, mongoose, fronted duiker, giant forest hog and bushpig
Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park has an abundance of plains game, including the Big Five and the rare sitatunga antelope. There is a bigger variety of wildlife in this park – several antelope species, several primate species, zebra, hyena and side-stripped jackal.