Rwanda flying safari is the best safari ever since it gives the chance to take a full view of the thousand hills in Rwanda in a shortest time possible. All the domestic flights will start from Kigali International Airport leading you to the three best national parks in Rwanda.
The flying safari will take to Akagera National Park the largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for Savannah – adapted species in Rwanda.
Here we operate with the well strategically Magashi Exclusive Camp at the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga and with the collection luxury safari lodges in Rwanda, you can stay at also Bisate Lodge while on gorilla trekking in Volcanoes, Rwanda.
Take this opportunity to visit the home to a variety of wildlife which includes elephants, buffaloes, giraffe, zebras, leopards, hyenas, lions. It is home to several antelopes like bush bucks, Topis, Oribi, water-buck, roan antelope and duiker, klipspringer, impala and world largest antelope – the Cape eland.
You can watch schools of hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun near Lake Ihema. The common primates in Akagera National Park are olive baboons, Vervet monkeys, blue monkeys and bush babies who are often seen on night drives.
The flying gorilla safari will then take you to volcanoes national park for the magical mountain gorilla trekking. Tracking endangered mountain gorillas through the mysterious intimacy of the rain forest, alive with the calls of 200 species of colourful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, is only one of the truly unique experiences in the area.
Golden monkey trekking takes place in Volcanoes national park once a day in the early morning much like gorilla trekking. You are expected to arrive at the briefing place at the pack headquarters as early as 7 am for briefing about how to behave and relate with these creatures in the wild. You will then be divided into two groups if you are many and start your trek led by the experience and jolly ranger guides.
Trekking to the Dian Fossey tomb gives you an insight in the life of Dian Fossey and gorilla conservation in the Virunga region. You will learn more about her interest in the gorillas and how over the years gorilla conservation picked on which later led to gorilla tourism. For part of the distance, you will travel in car until you reach the start of the trail head where you trek for about 1 – 2 hours.
Visit the gorilla guardians’ village. This is an initiative for local people who were formerly involved in poaching of gorillas and are now on the conservation road.
After all that, the flying safari will take you to Nyungwe for yet another experience with the chimps. This long stretch of montane rain-forest is the largest in Africa at the moment and a great conservation sight attracting researchers and scientists who are interested in primate research. The forest is part of the wider Nyungwe National Park which now includes the Cyamudongo forest.
Nyungwe forest is a key water catchment area in the country producing rains that feed rivers like the Nile in Uganda and others in Congo. Nyungwe forest is a great bird sanctuary with over 310 species. Birders will be able to spot paradise flycatchers, Chapin’s flycatcher, purple-breasted sun birds, Rockefeller’ sun bird, red-collared mountain babblers and Ruwenzori turaco among many others.
Two chimpanzee communities have been partially habituated in Nyungwe National Park. Most of them live in Nyungwe forest (60 individuals) while the rest are found in Cyamudongo Forest (30 individuals). Other species include blue monkeys, Mona monkeys, silver monkeys, owl-faced monkeys, the Dent’s monkey, black faced vervet monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, baboons, grey-cheeked Mangabeys, Rwenzori colobus, black and white colobus monkeys.
Tracking chimpanzees requires one to be fit enough in order to follow the primates for long periods as they make quick movements both on the ground and on top of trees before settling down.