The Rwanda Grand Tours cover all the National Parks, Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre, Lake Kivu discovery trips from Rusizi to Gisenyi, via Kibuye, and the panoramic circuit route of lakes Burera and Ruhondo. These tours may take 8 or more days depending on what the clients wish to see and experience, while in Rwanda.
Akagera National Park has beautiful undulating plains with dense, broad-leafed woodland, lighter acacia woodland and rolling grassland with an extensive series of lakes linked by papyrus swamps forming a sprawling wetland. The game in the park includes elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, Black Rhinos and different antelopes.
Butare is a pleasant university town which contains the exceptional National Museum which has a fine display of the history of the country and people. The Roman Catholic Cathedral, built in memory of Princess Astrid of Belgium, is the largest in the country. At Nyanza, nearby, there is the court of the former King of Rwanda.
Kigali, the capital of Rwanda is an attractive city, spreading over a number of hills. The markets, the handicrafts, the Muslim quarter and the genocide memorial in Gisozi are some of the main places of interest.
Nyungwe National Park is a massive montane forest, in southern Rwanda. It is the largest in Central Africa and has 13 species of primates including chimpanzee, Rwenzori colobus and l’Hoest’s monkey. It is home to around 300 bird species and over 100 varieties of orchids and butterflies.
Volcano National Park consists of the Rwandan side of the Virunga volcanoes. There are five volcanoes that can be accessed from the Rwandan side, a number of which have specific attractions. In addition to gorilla tracking, which is described separately, the following activities are available in the Park: Tracking the Golden Monkey - an Elusive Treasure in the Virunga mountains and climbing the Volcanoes - it is possible to climb Five volcanoes on the Rwandese side:
- Karisimbi: The climb to the peak of Karisimbi requires two days, with clients sleeping in a tent on the mountain. This is a wonderful walk to the highest mountain in the Virungas (4507m). It does not require technical skills, but clients have to be fit and healthy as the walk is quite arduous and conditions can be wet, cold and muddy.
- Visoke (sometimes Bisoke): Bisoke is a day’s walk and although less steep than Karisimbi still requires walkers to be fit.
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