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Packing List for a Rwanda Safari

Have you ever thought of what to pack on your Rwandan safari? Here is the list of what one needs to along with.

Rwanda is an East African country which is developing in terms of tourism thus making it one of Africa’s best destinations to go to, Rwanda is bordered by countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda is a country with a lot of attractions and among are the national parks include; Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe forest national park, and Akagera National Park among others.

In these national parks, they are a lot of activities that are carried out and while taking part in these activities, you need to come with various things like if you want to do

Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national Park includes a lot of hikes through the mountainous and slippery trails in search of the endangered mountain gorillas, you will have to come with waterproof hiking jungle shoes to help you navigate through the uneven trails which are full of mud during the rainy season.

You will also visit Nyungwe and Akagera National Park and you will take part in chimpanzee trekking and a game drive plus a boat cruise on lake Ihema while in Akagera and you will need the following for your successful safari; A camera for taking photos for memories, since you will be passing through thick forests of Rwanda, you will need to come along with the long-sleeved shirts and long trousers/pants for protecting yourselves from the mosquitoes. The insect repellents may also be needed to be added to your bodies for more safety.

You should also not forget to bring binoculars which will help you see the far away attractions a bit closer especially the birds and even other wild animals since you will not be able to reach them. The sunglasses and hats should not be forgotten while on your safari to Rwanda to protect you from the heavy sunshine during the sunny season, the hats should have a neck strap so that they can’t be blown away by prevailing winds.

If you wish to take part in any of the beach activities on Lake Kivu then pack swimming costumes, and beach sandals suitable for walking on the sandy shores of the lake, also put them in the bathrooms while showering. For the case of ladies, you will need to come with your sanitary pads for we don’t provide them.

For the case of your healthy, some lodges and hotels have just simple medications for simple emergencies, so do pack some drugs, especially pain killers to help you in case of any pain during your activity. Others to come with include sunscreen because the sum may affect your body, Band-Aids and many more other tables you may need to use while on your Safari. When you travel to Rwanda in a sunny season, pack light clothes for you to be more comfortable and other personal requirements. Finally, the things to come with are of course the visa that allows you to be in Rwanda and maybe the other documents that concern you.

Rwanda can be visited throughout the year but the sunny season becomes better when the trails in the parks are accessible and somehow free from mosquitoes. Also this season, the forests are not too thick and attractions can easily be seen. Though the rainy season is not the best season for travelling, it is advantageous in the way that the lodges give discounts to their customers.

The above are some of the things one should come up with while on your Rwandan safari. The best of your Rwandan safari.

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