Tiny Rwanda, also referred to as the land of athousand hills and mountains is one of those African countries you should consider visiting at all costs for a holiday. The country is relatively small and has abundance in three national parks. What is has to offer is way bigger than this. Affordable Rwanda safaris are one of the best when it comes to budget gorilla trekking, a great reason for you to visit. Despite its size, the country has a great diversity in the tourism industry. One of the oldest national park in Africa – Volcanoes National Park (PNV) is found in Rwanda.
Nyungwe is one of the largest montane forests in East Africa where as Akagera features among those few national park that shelter the big five game animals. The only canopy walk in East Africa is found in Nyungwe Forest. The Gisenyi beaches offer one of the finest environments for relaxation. These beaches are right at the shores of Lake Kivu – One of the deepest freshwater lakes in the world. The budget Rwanda tours below will let you explore and discover the true beauty of this hilly and mountainous nation. Your holiday will be filled with ecstasy from the moment you set an eye on mountain gorillas to agony when you visit the respective genocide memorial monuments. See some of our affordable Rwanda safari packages below.
Budget Rwanda Tours
Since May 2017, Rwanda turned into a luxury gorilla trekking destination when it made a double increase on its permit prices from $750 to $1500 for all nationals. The fee is now $900 and $1050 more than Uganda's and Congo's respectively. The edge Ruanda has over these countries is the short distance between Kigali and Volcanoes National Park and may be the good road network.
Much as people refer to Rwanda as an expensive tour and travel destination, you can still enjoy affordable Rwanda safaris if only you plan your tour well. The price might be a bit higher compared to what you would have spent in Uganda but its worth it. Below are some of the facts you should know about Rwanda.
Why go on Rwanda safaris?
Your main reason to go on a Rwanda safari should be primates and mountain gorillas in particular. Ruanda is one of the only three countries in the world with mountain gorillas. This country is apparently where mountain gorilla conservation originated from. Dian Fossey, an american zoologist and primatolist spent over three decades fighting for the conservation of gorillas in Rwanda. This later spread to Uganda, Congo and is still being exercised till today.
Best time to go on Rwanda Tours
despite being an all year round safari destination, the best time to go on Rwanda safaris is during the dry months of December to February and June to July. The best tour experiences are got during such months and you can be rest assured that you will see animals in plenty.