ADDRESS:Nyungwe Forest National Park, Gisakura, Nyamasheke
FAQs about Lodges in Rwanda
Where is Rwanda located?
Rwanda is situated in Eastern / Central Africa. It borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, the country of Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and Burundi to the south. Rwanda is a landlocked country just a few degrees south of the equator. The capital city of Rwanda is Kigali.
Where can I book fully inclusive Gorilla Trekking Packages for Rwanda?
Fully inclusive safari package with gorilla trekking can be booked at best available rates with us direct:
Some examples of fully inclusive safari packages in Rwanda are:
3 days Akagera Wildlife Tour & Rwanda Game Safari
3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest
5 Days Rwanda Safari & Akagera Game Drives & Gorilla Tour
6 Days Gorilla & Chimps Safari in Rwanda
9 Days Rwanda Safari & Gorilla Tour in Rwanda
6 Days Double Gorilla Trek in Rwanda & chimps Tour in Nyungwe Forest.
What are Rwanda's National Parks?
Rwanda is home to three National Parks:
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Volcanoes National Park and
Akagera National Park.
Do I need a Gorilla Trekking permit to view the Mountain Gorillas?
Yes, a gorilla trekking permit is required to witness these in their natural habitat. Volcanoes National Parks is home to the famous mountain gorillas which can be viewed during trekking trips. Travellers have to purchase a Gorilla Trekking permit which has to be purchased in advance as these are very limited.
Can I also see the "Big Five" in Rwanda?
Yes, the country of Rwanda is not only home to gorillas, chimpanzees and other monkey species, but it is also home to the "Big Five", namely Lion, Buffalo, Rhinos, Leopards and Elephants.
Where can I see Chimpanzees and Colobus Monkeys in Rwanda?
Guests staying at the One&Only Nyungwe House enjoy the opportunity to explore the heart of the magnificent Nyungwe National Park. It is here where chimpanzee trekking is available which is an exhilarating experience.
Nyungwe is a perfect location during the early mornings to witness the chimps in their natural habitat. Experienced, expert trackers guide travellers on a deep forest trail. The Colobus monkeys can also be observed whilst trekking through Nyungwe’s magnificent, lush forest trails. An early rise is required as these are most active during the mornings.
Is bird watching recommended in Rwanda?
Yes, besides gorilla and chimpanzee trekking Rwanda is also a wonderful bird watcher's paradise. Rwanda's Nyungwe National Park is home to over 300 bird species. Twenty-seven of these can only be found in the Albertine Rift.
Birdlife International described it as "the most important site for biodiversity conservation in Rwanda". During a bird watching safari, travellers enjoy a wonderful trail through the forest grounds as bird song are all around. The expert guide identifies birds, including the Rwenzori Turaco and the Grey-Chested Kakamega.