The Land Of A Thousand Hills is no stranger to visitors popularly known as mountain gorilla home and a place that witness the most savage genocide of all time. The country has gone past that horrific era and quickly developed into one of the top safari destinations in Africa and most recently became the official shirt sponsor of Arsenal FC; one of England’s premier football clubs. Add the good communication & transport system and you know that the country is definitely headed into the right direction.
Travel companies that specialize in organizing guided Rwanda safaris and short city excursions always major around creating an itinerary that suit your personally in terms of what you want to see and do and also base on your budget.
But before you even start searching for the right company to organize your holiday, here are some tips to help you get the best out of your trip and go back home with expectations fulfilled.
Personalize safari – Don’t settle for the already made and known itineraries, let the reservation team know about your personal interest activities or places you would love to visit and have them add them to the itinerary removing those you have no interests in.
Research – Always do some investigation about the place or attraction you will be visiting . Go online ad read about it through wikipedia or any other informative travel magazine. Youtube is also a nice source of information , check out the client videos and documentaries about the attraction and get an insight of what to expect when there.
Hire a driver / guide– Self drive trip may be cheap, private and flexible but trust me when i say that you will get where you are going safely and comfortable when you travel with local driver or tour guide. Apart from getting an informative Rwanda safari adventure, you wont have to worry about getting lost , cleaning the car or even carrying cargo and that’s hwy it’s always advisable to go with a guided safari over self drive trip.
Try out new things – Don’t let the itinerary dictate what you are going to do, go out there and try out new things like a popular local dish or brew, spend the night out at a club, attend a traditional ceremony , date a local, shop at a local market, try out the local dresses to mention but few.
Be prepared for all weather – It doesn’t mater if you visited Rwanda during the dry season or wet season,always pack clothes that suit each weather condition. A sweater, rain coat and light clothes,sun glasses, sun lotion, insect spray are a must pack.
Be Fun & Open – Last but not least ,always travel to a tourist destination with fun and open mind if you really want to enjoy your tour. A road trip is a good time to bond,make new friends and so don’t come with that gloomy face or expectation of getting bored as this will hinder you from having an exciting memorable holiday.
So if you are planning a business, leisure or park safari in Rwanda this season, then the above tips will give you a successful tour