Visit Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, home to the highest population of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Conservation Area. The park shelters 12 gorilla families which are ready for best interesting gorilla trekking tours and a permit at $1500 per person. The park is also home to the endangered golden monkeys, colobus monkeys, forest elephants, African Buffaloes and wild rare chimpanzees.
The park is also home to over 180 birds which make it a haven for birders. Some notable birds include Ruwenzori Turaco, Black crowned wax bill, Common stone chat, Brown necked parrot, Dusky turtle dove, and African long eared Owl. The dry season between June to August is the best time for bird watching in Volcanoes National Park.
You will transfer to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a pre trekking briefing. There after hike into the jingle along with your packed lunch and armed park ranger. The time to spend in the jungle may as short as 30 minutes to a couple of hours depending on the location of mountain gorillas. Spend an hour with gorillas and transfer back for late lunch and refreshment.
You can also take part in volcano hiking to Mt. Karisimbi and Mt. Bisoke located on the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Visit the Gorillas Guardians Village to learn and experience traditions and norms. A Rwanda cultural tour is a complement to gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park. Musanze caves, Dian Fossey Grave yard and twin lakes are among other attractions in Volcanoes National Park.
After that entire memorable safari, take up an agro tourism tour to taste the quality of beverages in Rwanda. Tea plantations are a major tourist attraction in Rwanda. Tea was introduced in Rwanda in 1952 and is currently one of the country’s biggest commodities. The prolific volcanic soil and mildness make for a wonderful tea-growing environment. There are presently 24,000 hectares of tea and 18 tea factory lines in Rwanda.
The development of the profoundly coordinated sub-area has prompted the development of about 21 cooperatives. Most of the tea is grown on enormous estates, with little commitment from tea cooperatives and private producers. Tea plants can be visible covering the cascading slopes, their rich green a striking contrast to the blue skies, country roads, and daylight.
It is truly picturesque scenery that you may want to see on your next Rwanda tour. They provide a unique opportunity to see how tea is grown and processed, as well as the workers who produce it. Because they are located in such close proximity to the capital city, they can be visited as part of a day-trip from the city.
Visiting a tea plantation is an interesting and educational experience for anyone who loves tea and wants to see where it comes from. It is also a great way to support the local economy and encourage more Rwandans to work at producing this beautiful product. Tea plantations are an excellent way to learn about the history of Rwanda and the rich culture of the local people.
One of the most important factors in making good tea is the growing conditions in which the plants are grown. There are two main tea growing plantations in Rwanda and they are both located near the rich soils of Nyungwe Forest National Park; Gisakura, Gatare and Gisovu Tea Estates.
Gisakura Tea Estate is among the most famous of Rwanda’s tea plantations, and certainly among the most beautiful. The estate offers both day tours and lodging, so after a visit through the grounds and cupping service, those with extra time can loosen up here, mountain through the grounds and Nyungwe trails, or basically, sunbathe in the tranquillity of Rwandan evenings over rich cups of the world’s best tea.