ACTIVITIES IN RWANDA DURING COVID-19
Activities in Rwanda during Covid-19 : Rwanda, the land of 1000 hills is among the few countries in Africa that has managed to fight against covid-19 as tourists also participate in a number of tourism activities. Some of the standard operating procedures that the Rwanda development board and the ministry of health came up with include; granting access to tourists that have a negative covid-19 test certificate or a covid-19 vaccination certificate, and for tourists without vaccination certificate, they are advised to participate in a 14 days quarantine or self isolation to avoid and when tourists are taking part in a number of tourism activities in Rwanda, tourists are advised to follow a number of safety measures like; wearing a face mask during the activities, you are also advised to maintain social distance as you take part in the activities and many other standard operating procedures that will ensure that you have a safe experience as you take part in a number of activities in Rwanda during covid-19.
With the safety precaution against covid-19, Rwanda has become one of the many countries in Africa which have attracted a number of tourists to take part in a number of activities given the fact that it has a number of breathtaking views of mountains, wildlife that can be seen in a number of national parks, a number of restaurants that offer amazing Rwanda cuisines, museums and many other rewarding destinations that you can visit. There are a number of activities in Rwanda during covid-19 you’ll get to see during your Rwanda safari
VIRUNGA MOUNTAINS HIKE
Hiking the Virunga Mountains will give you the chance to observe a number of rewarding views as you hike the different mountains. Volcanoes national park is a home to five virunga mountains that is Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke which have a lot to offer to hikers from a number of primate species like; black and white colobus monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, vervet monkey among other primate species numerous bird species like Rockefellers’ sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe you will also have rewarding views of the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, lake kivu and a number of other rewarding views.
Chimpanzee trekking is another activity among the activities in Rwanda during covid-19 will give you the opportunity to spend an hour with the playful primates in Nyungwe national park. Chimpanzee trekking is Nyungwe national park is carried out in cyamudongo or Nyungwe forests of the park and the activity starts very early in the morning where you are transferred to either of the forests to the habituated chimpanzee troops.
During the hike through the forests you will get to see a number of rewarding attractions like a number of bird species like Rockefellers’ sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe endemic to the albertine rift among numerous primate species like and when you get to the habituated chimpanzee troop you will get to observe; how they playfully interact with one another, their feeding patterns, how they co-exist with one another among other interesting features of the primates which will ensure you have an amazing time during your Rwanda safari,
Have an amazing time taking part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda as part of the activities in Rwanda during covid-19. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, it involves tourists hiking five of the eight virunga mountains namely; Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke to access the habituated Rwanda gorilla families like the Amahoro gorilla family, Agashya gorilla family, Ugenda gorilla family where you will get to spend an hour with the gorilla families to understand their behaviour. This will give you the opportunity to understand more about the gorilla families as you spend one hour with them observing their character in the wild.
As part of other activities in Rwanda during covid-19 game drives, you will ensure you have an amazing time in Rwanda with a number of attractions you’ll get to see for instance during the morning game drive; you will get the chance to see a number of herbivores like the zebras, impalas, topis, bush bucks, elephants, rhinos, giraffes , bird species during the drives near the swamps, lake like lake Ihema, lake Shakani, where you will see different bird species like African fish Eagle, the open billed stork, the egrets, cormorants, Senegal lapwings, African darter, Hammerkop, Caruthers’s cisticola, pied crow, black headed weaver, fan tailed widow bird, violet’s black weaver, long crested Eagle, like Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe. During the evening game drives, you will see a number of carnivores in the park especially the big cats like lions and the leopards catching their prey for dinner other animals that can be seen are the impalas, topis, bushbucks which are mainly the target prey for the big cats that will make you activity quite rewarding.