Rwanda is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.
The national parks of Rwanda are protected ecosystems and wildlife reserves located within the borders of Rwanda in east-central Africa. In 2012, these protected natural zones include the Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park. Maintenance of the national park system, as well as tourism infrastructure and promotion of the parks, is managed by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) with assistance from government ministries.
Each park protects a distinct ecosystem and variety of species. Bordering Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, into which the Virungas volcanic mountain chain extends, Volcanoes National Park is the most heavily patrolled park in the world and the oldest in Africa. In combination with adjoining parks in the neighboring countries, it serves as the world’s only habitat of the mountain gorillas, whose numbers have been increasing here over the past decade. Visitor numbers to the gorillas are strictly limited and passes must be purchased, often well in advance, from RDB. Golden monkeys also inhabit a separate portion of the park.
To the southeast along the Burundian border, Nyungwe National Park hosts a large number of chimpanzees and a variety of other primate species in a highland rainforest environment.
Rwanda National Parks
Rwanda has 3 national parks: Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park (Right next to Uganda and DRC, where Virunga’s volcanic mountain stretches) and Akagera National Park (Located in the East of Rwanda closing in on the biggest lake in Africa (Lake Victoria) and the Republic of Tanzania)
Among all the national parks in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is the most consistently visited national park in the entire world other than being the most seasoned in the African mainland. Alongside the national parks in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Volcanoes National Park harbors the renowned mountain gorillas, whose count continues rising every year.
Uganda possesses a growing adventures industry, go whitewater rafting on the River Nile’s Class 5 rapids enjoy Uganda safari tours featuring wildlife game drives, bungee jumping, and cultural visits, visit the waterfalls, boat rides, climb mountains, forest walks and enjoy bird watching tours…
Chimpanzee tracking is purely very magical and exciting! It is a very exceptional experience seeing the chimps feed, care for their little ones, climb trees and respond to the presence of a human.
Cultural and Historical Tours
Equatorial Wild Safaris boasts of exclusively well-organized Birding tours, Gorilla tracking Safaris, Chimpanzee trekking Safaris, Wildlife Safaris as well as Big Game Safaris, Gorilla Safaris, Flight Safaris,Mountain Climbing Safaris, Hiking Safaris, Adventure safaris and Special trips like Study tours (Scientific Tours),Wedding and Honeymoon trips, Cultural and historical tours, Nature Conservation tours, Business trips in the entire Great Lakes Region of Africa.
Equatorial Wild Safaris offers specific know-how in unique single trails explored for special activities like Trekking and Hiking, Mountain Biking and Trekking Biking and Kayaking.
Keen climbers can choose between two scenic routes to the top of the Rwenzoris – Africa’s third highest peak!
Track the trails of the ubiquitous Chimpanzee in this special primate trekking adventure.