Gorilla Tracking: A must Do in Rwanda

Many people would love to see gorillas in their natural habitats and Rwanda is among the few countries that can offer the opportunity of meeting the gorillas in their wildness. Gorillas are the hottest property when it comes to tourism. Rwanda is the only country that can give the best gorilla tour experience. One does not require traveling for long distances to see the gorillas in Rwanda as their habitats are not far from the capital city (Kigali). It is just 2 hour drive from Kigali International Airport (Rwanda main entry point) to Volcanoes National Park, the home to the endangered mountain gorillas.

African Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

The mountain gorillas in Rwanda can be tracked throughout the year with no difficulties as the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park do not live in very thick forests. This makes Rwanda the ideal destination for those with interest in going on gorilla safari in Africa. Gorilla tours in Rwanda are also less costly as the transport fares are cheap, the accommodation facilities are also relatively cheap and the gorilla permit is only at 750$ US dollars. A person with interest in taking a gorilla safari in Rwanda is most likely not to spend more than 1200 US dollar on his/her gorilla tour in Rwanda yet what he/she is going to experience is for lifetime, that is, starting from where he/she is going to stay as Rwanda has a wide range of classic accommodation facilities around the gorilla park and in Kigali capital, the food that is served  is delicious and suits all people from different ethnicities in the world.
The gorilla trekking activity is also a marvel as it leads the trackers to hike through the jungles of Virunga ranges. When searching the gorillas the trackers are able to see other wildlife like different bird and tree species and also the monkeys that over the forest canopies and the journey is commentated by a gorilla patron who narrates impressive stories about the national park and the mountain gorillas.

The epitome of the experience come when the mountain gorillas are found and here the tourists spend one hour with gorillas as they interact with them by watching them feed, play around and at times the young gorillas come towards the trackers to play with them. There is also a session of taking photos of the gorillas. This is really an unforgettable experience and many people who have tracked the gorillas have influenced their colleagues and families to visit Rwanda gorillas due to the stories they have narrated to them when the trackers go back home. A trip to visit Rwanda gorillas can never disappoint as one discover new things he/she has never seen before like the mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and beautiful mountains as well as the hospitable cultural people of Rwanda. Many people have made Rwanda their second home after visiting the mountain gorillas.

Why Should East African Countries Develop Air Transport

Air transport is becoming basic for the fast-growing regional population that needs more resources and cross-border cooperation to ease the integration process of the East African Community.

There is a need to promote tourism between member countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania. Tourism is among the top foreign exchange earner in East African countries with Gorilla trekking as the major tourism activity. It should be noted that 80% of the tourists in East Africa come in by air transport.

Air transport plays a significant role in various regional programmes of promoting trade and investments as well as developing regional infrastructure like schools, Healthy centres, roads, Hotels and Lodge among others.

There is a need to quicken transportation of people and goods from one place to another. This will promote express trade of perishable goods and express safaris like one day Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national Park.
There is a need to transport VVIP, VIP and other high class persons like presidents, Governors among others. Such person should be highly protected and reach quickly to their destinations to perform their duties.

More so, high quality products like Gold, Diamond and so on. Such products are highly price and need tight security to the market, air transport is the best alternative.

There is a need to overcome traffic jam on roads – the increasing number of vehicles in East Africa has cause delay on our road however, some people who would have used their vehicles to worsen traffic Jam us airport.

Air transport is an integral part of transport infrastructure and a significant sector of the economy. Airports are recognized for their ability to multiply business activity in their proximity and stimulate further development.

There is a need to solve the problem of high growing unemployment cases in East Africa. Aviation creates a large number of jobs. Every million passengers transported create 1000 jobs directly at the airport and a further 2100 in the national economy.

The development of airport infrastructure is important for maintaining the CR’s significance for the European Union. The CR has pledged to other member states that it will provide adequate airport capacity to cover growing demand for air transport.

Despite temporary fluctuations, a significant increase in air traffic may be expected in Europe in upcoming decades. The CR market in this segment has not been saturated and the potential for its development is greater than in other European countries.

Air transport is financially fully self-sufficient. It is the only transportation sector which requires no resources from the state budget. Aviation development may be considered a low-cost alternative for handling increasing transportation demands.

Aviation is an environment-friendly means of transport and one of the most efficient. Globally, air transport has only a 2% share in greenhouse gas creation. Developing this means of transport in the CR does not automatically mean an increased environmental burden. Based upon experience from prior years, a significant drop in aircraft noise and reduction in emissions may also be expected in the future. Furthermore, air transport is much less demanding in terms of land appropriation than other types of transportation, regardless of transport distance.

Top Vacation Spots in Rwanda

Vacation is always about excitement enjoyment, discoveries and masking off all the stress away. There are very many places in the world where you can take up a vacation but Rwanda is one of a kind vacation spot. Rwanda is an African country located in the east of the continent. It is a very small landlocked country but with high concentration of natural attractions and this is one of the main reason as to why Rwanda has become a very popular tourist destination in the world. Rwanda is known as the land of a thousand hills due to its possession of rolling ranges enchanted with beautiful vegetation cover across all its parts.

Biking Safaris in Rwanda

What welcomes a visitor in Rwanda is its unique mountainous topography and cool climate and this will bring an excitement to him/her even before he/she encounters other attractions that include unique cultures, historical sites, architectural marvels, wildlife, Lakes and the beaches among the special ones.

If a visitor would love to enjoy a safari in Rwanda and fully explore the country’s attractions, he/she should have to get a well tailor made planned trip with assistance from the many travel Agencies and tour operators in the destination.

Here we, bring you some of the great vacation spots for your safari in Rwanda;

Silverback Gorilla in Rwanda

The number spot for Rwanda vacation is volcanoes national park in the Virunga region which is the home to the mountain gorillas, the most sought after animals in the world. What makes mountain gorillas in Rwanda so special is that, there are the few mountain gorillas left in the world the others are found in Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Volcanoes National Park Rwanda has the third of the world’s population of mountain gorillas which is 320 out of 880. These mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park are a beauty to watch as these have very special social characters they display in their natural environment that can make one wonder if they aren’t real human beings.

The experience of the mountain gorillas has left very many visitors an everlasting smile on their cheeks. While still at the volcanoes national park there is also the Diana Fossey tomb and research centre as the visitors encounter these places get to know about the woman who is behind the conservation of these great animals and the stories and researches are very interesting and emotional. Also at the basement of the volcanoes national park, there are golden monkeys/ very interesting and beautiful species of monkey to watch in their natural environment.

Apart from mountain gorilla tracking, the Virunga region of Rwanda has the Iby’iwacu cultural village which is a spectacular marvel to encounter. This village is an amalgamation of all the cultural tribes of Rwanda as they portray the universal traditional cultural of Rwanda as a whole. Here the visitors intermingle with the local people as they watch traditional performance and also get involved in the social works of the traditional people of Rwanda. While at Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, the visitor cannot fail to hit at Lake Kivu for relaxation around the beaches, visit local communities and orphanages around Gisenyi such as Imbabazi Orphanage and Local Fishing Village. Further more, while in Gisenyi, take a boat ride to the Hot springs and coffee Island, experience what we call “from crop to cup” process of making coffee.

Lake Kivu – Rwanda

Another vacation spot in Rwanda is Nyungwe forest national park the home of 13 different species of primates and also the largest montane forest in the Eastafrican region. At Nyungwe national park the visitors engages in activities like chimpanzee tracking which another experience that comes close to gorilla trekking in Rwanda.

Chimpanzees are also the closest cousins of man so they also exhibit special antics in the jungle which can make a visitor go bonkers. Nyungwe Forest National Park has different monkey species like the vervet monkeys, black and white colobus, Angolan colobus, grey cheeked mangabey, olive baboon and the red tailed monkeys among the special ones. There is also a great experience at Nyungwe; the canopy walk, one of its kind in East Africa as here the visitor takes a walk above the montane forest having magnificent aerial view of Nyungwe national park.

Nyungwe National Park

On a safari in Rwanda, the visitor can also go to Akagera national park located in the south eastern part of the country. This park has the 80 different kinds of mammals and this is the park where the visitor enjoys the most common game in the wild. It has the elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, hippos, antelopes, elands and the lions were recently introduced and they are planning to bring the rhinos to make it a big five park. The visitors normally embark on a game drive to see some of these animals and it is always fun to drive around as they see these animals marauding in the park looking for survival. In this park, there is Lake Ihema where one can enjoy a boat ride and feel the sea bliss as he/she watches the different aquatic lives.

Giraffes in Akagera National Park Rwanda

We cannot fail to talk about the city of Kigali as a vacation spot on a safari in Rwanda. Kigali city is a very interesting city full of life and fun. It has wonderful historical, cultural and religion sites like the genocide museums, parliament, presidential palace, first house, the market place, the powerful Nyamata church to mention but a few. These take a visitor through Rwanda’s past political, cultural and economical history.

All in all Rwanda has wonderful great vacation spots that are explorative, educative and exciting. There are all up for grabs for visitors willing to embark on a safari to Rwanda – Africa.

Safety Tips When Traveling for Outback Safaris

Going out for an outdoor tour often has several aspects to it where most people prefer planning beforehand. The planning includes hotel accommodations, passes to local attractions, booking for local transportation and many others. Apart from that, it involves carrying along necessary requirements such as clothing, medication, guide maps and several other things that may come to use while outdoors. Outback tours are one such outdoor tour that most of us dream of. You not only get to relish delicacies but also get glimpses of the flora and fauna along with the scenic beauty.
If you are being a part of the tours for the first time, it is essential for you to follow a few rules that would help you to have the best experience and thus making you look at things differently.

Loosen up your schedule

While you move out for such tours, keep your schedule flexible where you may get stranded due to heavy rains or long distance travels from one place to the other. This actually allows you to not panic and thus enjoying all that you come across to give you pleasurable surprises with every step that you take.

Own helpful maps of the places you intend to visit

If it is a land that you have never visited before, the only saviour to help you through would be these route maps. They not only help you with the routes to your destination but often have other details such as the local attractions and how you can get the most out of them. Several tour operators allow you to have a planned itinerary and thus helping you to make the most out of the outback tours.

Avoid travelling at night

If you have a schedule fixed for the next destination in your outback tour, avoid night travels. The local people would also suggest you the same. Animals like kangaroos and others are often on the prowl at night and often come out on the road. It would be a distraction to both with at times may lead to a damage to the car and also be fatal for the animal. You could consider an early morning travel which would allow you to have glimpses of the scenic beauty along with reaching the next destination with ease.

Take help from a guide

If you have planned your outback tour through a tour operator, you wouldn’t have to search for a tour guide. They would come along as a part of your itinerary. If you plan to travel individually, it is always safe to hire a tour guide who would not only help you accomplish the motto behind your tour and also help you find the choicest places to visit and also the best food that you could relish on. The guides ensure that you are safe and get the most of what you see around you.