Rwanda is one of the African countries that can be included on every visitor’s travel list due to its standardized marketing procedure to the extent that it is termed as a luxury tourist destination most especially to visitors who would love to experience Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park which is some of the listed endangered species on the planet but surviving on the African soil being shared by other two countries which include Uganda and Congo in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park/ Mgahinga National Park and Virunga National Park respectively. How to visit Rwanda on a budget Safari is one of the most travelers queries as the land of a thousand hills is rendered to be luxury. Safari Vacations & Travel Services is here to highlight some of the key factors that can be considered on your safari to best suit your budget safari and as well make it memorable.
Unlike mountain gorillas which cost $1500, chimpanzees in Rwanda are visited at a relatively low cost afforded by all travelers, and this is done in Nyungwe forest national park at a cost of $100 including park entrance fee and ranger guide fee.
Visiting genocide memorial centers and cultural tours which include a visit to Nyamata memorial site which Before the genocide, was a church however during the war approximately 2500 people had gone to take refuge in this church where they were killed. It is approximately 35kms from Kigali city, Kigali Genocide Memorial Center is a place where the names of those who were killed in the genocide are written on the wall, there is the children’s section, the gardens with the children, the burial site which is covered over with concrete. Inside there are letters and pictures of victims. If you are visiting the memorial you get a guide to walk you through it, other centers include Murambi Genocide Memorial Site, Nyamata church genocide memorial site, Gisenyi genocide Memorial Site, Murambi Genocide Memorial Site all acting as a reminder of a time not so long ago when the country experienced 100 days of darkness and death and was in desperate need of help and thus current history.
The tropical forest of Nyungwe shelter to a 200m canopy walkway that will give you the excitement that can hardly be compared by anything else. Travelers on the walk are as well rewarded with spectacular aerial views of the forest, wildlife, Virunga volcanoes, and the adjacent community villages among others, the activity is cost-friendly at a cost of $60 per person paid to the reception center. More so, the activity is present throughout the whole year.
Akagera’s wildlife is so diverse and is one of few parks in Africa with the Big Five: leopards, lions, Cape buffalo, elephants, and rhinoceros. On your drive you will see many different animals within a short time, you will be able to see the giraffes, Impalas, Topi’s, the Zebras, bushbucks, African swallows, eland, the vervet monkeys, warthogs, baboons, Mongoose, the hippos, the crocodiles, as well as the elephants. You will as well have a great adventurous experience with magnificent views from the top of the mountain across lake Ihema towards Tanzania.
When choosing a means of transportation while on a budget tour in Rwanda, we advise that you consider local transportation if possible, you can as well choose to walk-despite the altitude in Rwanda, walking is also possible, safe, and a better way to save on your Rwanda trip though you may find it challenging.
When we say budget safari in Rwanda, we as well mean booking affordable tour packages at sensitive prices with a guarantee of staying in comfortable facilities or camping sites when on a safari. There several Camps, guesthouses, homestays, and air bins that have been put up in Kigali and the whole of Rwanda to serve budget travelers with pocket-friendly food and sleeping services.