Rwanda is THE Destination: The Safest, Cleanest Country in Africa
Rwanda has emerged as the destination for African adventure. The country’s streets are clean and safe, and COVID is under control. Here’s our list of the must-dos:
The Retreat – an American-owned luxury hotel with two of Kigali’s top restaurants, a spa, open air gym and heated pools! For a splurge, try a luxury pool villa with a private heated saltwater pool. For those on a budget, try The Retreat’s sister hotel, Heaven Boutique Hotel. While there, don’t miss their on-site tailor who can fashion anything from a kitenge bathrobe to a designer dress while you are in country.
Take in Kigali Culture and Views
Check out Kigali’s bustling markets, cafes, and art galleries then fuel up with a local meal at Heaven Restaurant. Head up to Fazenda Sengha for horseback riding, paintball, ziplines, and the views !
Rwanda’s best kept secret is Big 5 safari at Akagera National Park! Just 2.5 hours from Kigali, Akagera is teeming with life. There are abundant leopards, primates, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, warthog, eland, and zebra. The park has open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamps, and grassy low mountains. Lions and rhinos were reintroduced in the last few years. Enjoy a boat ride to spot hippos, giant crocs, and more. Spend a couple nights at luxurious Magashi Camp or at the rustic-but-gorgeous Ruzizi Lodge.
Drive to Nyungwe National Park – While en route from Kigali, stop at the Kings’ Palace, a reconstruction of the traditional royal residence complete. Most importantly, have your own private long-horn traditional cow parade! Overnight at the stunning One&Only Nyungwe House. It lies on the edge of Rwanda’s Nyungwe Rainforest National Park in the South-West of the country. There is a stunning 3 hour waterfall hike on the premises that is a must-do.
Chimp Trekking at Nyungwe National Park
Chimpanzees are found in Nyungwe National Park and catching up with them is a treat. Chimpanzees live in extended communities and move around every day, foraging for food or occasionally hunting smaller mammals. They build fresh nests in the trees each night.
Take a thrilling Rainforest Canopy Walk
Suspended above a ravine in the lush rainforest of Nyungwe National Park, the canopy walkway provides an exhilarating perspective on the ancient treetops and wildlife. The 160m long and 70m high suspension bridge is accessible as part of a guided tour.
Volcanoes National Park –two hours from Kigali is a national park covered by volcanoes and inhabited by the famed mountain gorillas. Activities there include: canoeing down the Mkungwa river, paddling across the twin lakes, visiting the golden monkeys, and of course a trek with the gorillas. There are plentiful options for your stay from Singita or One&Only to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge, Bisate, or 5 Volcanoes boutique hotel.
While 7-10 days is the ideal amount of time to spend in Rwanda, shorter and longer trips are equally recommended. For all your travel needs in Rwanda, contact Rwanda’s leading tour company, Cheli&Peacock, which is expert in curating a perfect start-to-finish journey.
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