Rwanda Wildlife tours

Rwanda Wildlife tours

Rwanda Wildlife tours are in three main wildlife destinations, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Akagera National Park, each of which host a quite different fauna to the others. Birdwatching aside, wildlife viewing opportunities outside these national parks are limited.

Volcanoes National Park is best known for its population of several hundred mountain gorillas. This includes a dozen habituated groups for which a total of 96 tracking permits are issued daily. Other wildlife includes the golden monkey (also endemic to the Albertine Rift Endemic), elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, bushpig, bushbuck, and black-fronted duiker. Around 200 bird species have been recorded, a list that includes at least 16 Albertine Rift Endemics, but logistically it is not an easy site for birdwatching.

Nyungwe Forest National Park is the most biodiverse site in Rwanda. It protects at least 1,050 plant species, along with 85 mammal, 310 bird, 32 amphibian and 38 reptile species. Thirteen primate species are present: chimpanzee, Rwenzori colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, silver monkey, owl-faced monkey, red-tailed monkey, Dent’s monkey, crowned monkey, vervet monkey, olive baboon, potto and at least two species of bushbaby. The only member if the Big five extant in Nyungwe is leopard, but they are very infrequently observed. Antelope include bushbuck and three types of duiker. The tree hyrax is a seldom-seen guinea-pig-like animal whose blood-curdling screech is often heard at night. Nyungwe is one of the top forest ornithological sites in Africa, a must-visit for dedicated birdwatchers and Rwanda wildlife tours experience.

We shall take you to Akagera National Park for Rwanda wildlife tours which is a more conventional Africa savannah reserve where all the Big Five might be seen. Buffaloes and elephants are most common, but leopards are observed with increasing frequency on night drives, and lion and black rhino – respectively reintroduced in 2015 and 2017 – are also quickly growing in visibility. Other wildlife includes Maasai giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, warthog, olive baboon, vervet monkey, hippo, impala, Defassa waterbuck, bushbuck, common duiker, eland, topi, Bohor reedbuck, oribi, roan antelope, klipspringer and the secretive semi-aquatic sitatunga. Spotted hyena, genet, civet, white-tailed mongoose, bushbaby, elephant-shrew and various species of owl and nightjar are often seen on night drives. Around 480 bird species have been recorded in Akagera, and it is particularly strong on raptors, waterbirds, and Savannah and woodland species.

Rwanda Wildlife Packages

$0.00 8 Days Rwanda culture and gorilla safari

8 Days Rwanda culture and gorilla safari

8 Days cultural tour in Rwanda takes you to Rwanda cultural genocide memorial sites

$0.00 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas

5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas

This 5 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorillas Safari to Akagera National Park for a big game viewing experience

$0.00 Rwanda Wildlife Safari Safari

6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari: Wildlife Game Drives, Boat Trips, Gorilla Tracking…

$0.00 4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Trekking

4 Days Double Gorilla Trek Rwanda

This Double Rwanda gorilla safari allows you to have an encounter with the mountain gorillas twice

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Cultural Tour

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Cultural Tour

The 2 days gorilla trek to Rwanda begins at Kinigi, the Volcanoes national park headquarters and ends in Kigali.

$0.00 5 Days Rwanda Cultural Tour

5 Days Rwanda Cultural Tour and Gorilla Trek

5 Days Rwanda cultural tour : Visit Remarkable Rwanda cultural centers, trek gorillas and