Rwanda: The Land of a Thousand Hills.
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African Safari Rwanda Travel Guide
Rwanda is a genuinely stunning country, blanketed mostly by grassy highlands. With heights ranging from 3,960 feet (1,207 meters) above sea level to 14,786 feet (4,507 meters) at Mt. Karisimbi’s peak, the country is also known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” Rwanda is located in central-east Africa, bordering Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda, and Tanzania.
Rwanda, although being one of the world’s most densely inhabited countries, is also one of its cleanest. Plastic bags are, in fact, prohibited. The entire country unites in their separate communities on the last Saturday of the month for Umuganda, a day dedicated to communal effort for the public welfare. Among other things, operations include street cleaning, road maintenance, and the construction of homes for genocide survivors. The country is also a leader in wildlife conservation, with its booming mountain gorilla population increasing from 320 animals in the first census in 1989 to 400 individuals in the most recent census, which was carried out in 2010. The island has created a thriving tourism business that, although cognizant of sustainability and the preservation of protected areas, has become the country’s cornerstone and key source of foreign money.
Volcanoes National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Akagera National Park
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Examples of Itineraries
Please take a look at our sample African Safari below for inspiration. Every Safari you take can be tailored to meet your individual needs. You can choose any number of days. You can choose any departure date. Feel free to choose any experience.
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Gorillas in Rwanda
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Medical requirements for Rwanda
Before traveling to Rwanda, you must obtain a document demonstrating that you have got a yellow fever vaccination. Furthermore, your health practitioner must document all required immunizations on a certified vaccination certificate. This document must be carried with you at all times during the tour. Malaria prevention medications should be taken by all visitors. We also recommend that you pack mosquito repellent. For the most up-to-date requirements, immunizations, and personal suggestions, always see your doctor or pharmacist!
Normally you need the following vaccinations but please always consult a doctor
-Yellow Fever (you must have this can even be checked on arrival, especially when flying within East Africa)
For Malaria you need to take tablets, Malarone or Lariam. Malarone is mostly used (please always consult a doctor).
Hygiene is not at the same standard as in your home country, so we advise you to bring a disinfectant cream with you. Always drink bottled water instead of tap water.
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Language in Rwanda
When to visit Rwanda
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Driving in Rwanda
Please keep in mind that washrooms along the road are not always up to European standards, such as squatting toilets, no flushing toilets, or a lack of toilet paper. T.I.A. stands for This Is Africa, as the people say.
Facilities and accommodations
When traveling on a medium to low budget, bathroom facilities and accommodations may be more basic. Keep in mind that water reserves in eco lodges are limited, and in most cases, there are no plugs in the room, but you can always charge your electronics at the reception.
Tipping is always graciously accepted. In hotels and restaurants, it is customary to leave a tip of 5-10%. Tipping guides, drivers, and carriers is always appreciated. Indication: USD 1-3 for carriers and USD 5-15 for your driver/guide each day, depending on group size, number of days, and your pleasure.
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