When to visit Rwanda – Primate tracking, Bird watching & Canopy walk

Rwanda can be visited at any time of the year depending on traveler’s interest. Rwanda has two rainy seasons and these are from mid February to beginning of June and from mid September to mid December. The wet seasons are good for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest national park. The dry season is from June to September and is the best for trekking Mountain Gorillas in Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes. But due to global warmth the weather is subjected to change at any time.

How to get to Rwanda?

Rwanda has an international Airport called Kanombe which is located just about 10 kilometers away from Kigali City. One can fly to Rwanda with Airlines such as SN Brussels KLM, Rwanda air Express, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Burundi, Air Tanzania, South African Airways, and Air Uganda. One can also use other means of transport to entre Rwanda from the neighboring countries like Road transport using travel Companies private cars crossing borders of cyanika and Katuna from Uganda. One can also cross from Burundi and Congo to enter Rwanda. All these means can provide quick access to Rwanda.

Activities

canopy-walk Primate Watch including Golden Monkey, Chimpanzee and Gorilla Tracking :
Over 13 species of primates are famously known to be inhabited in Nyungwe Forest National Park coupled with chimpanzee, Angolan colobus monkey among others, over 450 species live in this forest, Angolan colobus monkeys, and black and white colobus monkey.

Bird watching:
Nyungwe National Park is a home to over 300 species of birds 26 of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley. It’s one of the best bird destinations in Africa so bird lovers are rewarded a lot. Some of the birds which are recorded in the area include the sun birds, great blue turacco, a stunning created bird, Ruwenzori turaco among others.

Cultural walk:
At Nyungwe National Park, cultural tours can be arranged to visitors to meet the local people who live within and around the park, these people can entertain visitors through doing their cultural dance and songs, explain to them how they have managed to live in the area introduce their farming methods among other activities.

Orchid Ogling
Nyungwe National Park is one of the world’s most concentrations of orchids. It is a home to over154 species of orchids, and eight of which are common in Rwanda. It is one of the world’s greatest concentrations of orchids. These plants are so interested to watch.

Canopy walk:
canopy walk is regarded as one of the main activities and attractions in the park situated at the visitor’s center of the Uwinka View Point. Canopy walk has three walking sections the 1stone has 45 m, the 2nd has 90m and the 3rd also has 25m and while on canopy walk you can view various species of primates high up in the forest such as black and white colobus monkey, L’hoest’s monkey, owl-faced monkey, birds to mention but a few.

Rwanda National Parks

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Volcanoes National Park

The park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area and covers more than 125 km².PNV is home of five Virunga volcanoes: Sabyinyo (3.674 m), Gahinga (3.474 m), Bisoke (3711 m), Muhabura (4.127 m), and the Karisimbi, the highest volcano with an altitude of 4.507 m. All five volcanoes on the Rwandan side are extinct. The […]

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Akagera National Park

Swamps and lakes characterise the Akagera River which lies at low altitude on the border with Tanzania. This part of Rwanda could hardly be any different to the verdant green hills so common across the rest of the country. The river meanders through marshes and bodies of water forming this remotest source of the Nile […]

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NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

  The most ancient montane forest in East or Central Africa characterises this 1000 sq km park. This has allowed a range of floral diversity of great depth, with more than 200 species of trees and many flowering plants including the giant lobelia and a number of orchid varieties. The main drive for visiting the […]