Rwanda in June: An Unforgettable Journey of Luxury and Wildlife

Rwanda in June: An Unforgettable Journey of Luxury and Wildlife

Rwanda in June: An Unforgettable Journey of Luxury and Wildlife

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Are you seeking an extraordinary travel experience? Look no further than Rwanda, a country renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and luxurious accommodations. 

June is the perfect time to visit, offering pleasant weather and incredible opportunities to explore Rwanda’s natural wonders. From gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park to immersing yourself in the stunning surroundings of Lake Kivu, Rwanda promises an unforgettable journey tailored to your preferences.

Luxurious Lodges in Rwanda:

When it comes to luxury accommodations in Rwanda, three lodges stand out for their exceptional service and captivating settings:

Bisate Lodge:

Located near Volcanoes National Park, Bisate Lodge offers a unique and immersive experience for travelers. The lodge features luxurious villas with breathtaking views of the Virunga Mountains. You can witness the awe-inspiring

beauty of the surrounding landscapes while enjoying world-class amenities and personalized service.

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest:

Situated on the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest provides a luxurious haven in the heart of the wilderness. The lodge offers spacious and elegantly designed rooms, blending modern comforts with a traditional Rwandan aesthetic. With its close proximity to Volcanoes National Park, you can easily embark on unforgettable gorilla trekking experiences.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge:

Nestled on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge combines luxurious accommodation with a commitment to conservation. The lodge features stunning suites, each offering uninterrupted views of the majestic volcanic peaks. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings and enjoy the lodge’s world-class facilities and services.

Captivating Places to Visit in Rwanda

 

Rwanda is a treasure trove of natural wonders and vibrant wildlife. Here are some must-visit destinations during your trip.

Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trekking:

One of Rwanda’s most iconic experiences is gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. With expert guides, you can embark on an unforgettable adventure to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Witnessing the gentle giants up close is a truly awe-inspiring and humbling experience.

Lake Kivu:

Located in the western part of Rwanda, Lake Kivu offers a tranquil escape amidst stunning scenery. The lake’s crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches provide the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy a boat trip, indulge in water sports, or simply unwind while taking in the breathtaking views.

Mount Bisoke Hike:

For outdoor enthusiasts, a hike up Mount Bisoke is an exhilarating adventure. This dormant volcano rewards hikers with stunning panoramic views from its summit. Traverse through lush forests and encounter diverse flora and fauna along the way, making it a memorable and rewarding experience.

Chimpanzee Tracking at Nyungwe National Park:

Explore the lush rainforests of Nyungwe National Park and embark on a thrilling chimpanzee tracking expedition. Encounter these intelligent and playful creatures in their natural habitat, while also having the chance to spot other primate species and a rich variety of birdlife.

Akagera National Park – Akagera National Park is a true gem in Rwanda, offering an incredible wildlife experience and the opportunity to spot the famous Big Five – (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo).

Traveling to Rwanda in June offers several advantages that make it an ideal time to visit.

 

Here are five reasons why:

Weather: June marks the start of Rwanda’s dry season, which lasts until September. The weather during this period is generally sunny and mild, with lower chances of rainfall. The dry season provides excellent conditions for outdoor activities, wildlife viewing, and exploring Rwanda’s natural beauty without being hindered by heavy rains.

Gorilla Trekking: June is an excellent time for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. The dry season offers clearer trails, making it easier to navigate through the dense vegetation. With reduced chances of rain, the trek becomes more comfortable, and the gorillas tend to stay at lower altitudes, making them more accessible to visitors. It’s an incredible opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Wildlife Viewing: June is a fantastic time for wildlife enthusiasts as many animals are active during this period. In national parks like Akagera, the grass is shorter, making it easier to spot animals such as lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. The dry season also concentrates wildlife around water sources, increasing the chances of encountering a wide variety of species.

Scenic Beauty: Rwanda is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” due to its stunning landscapes. In June, after the rainy season, the countryside is beautifully lush and green. The hills and mountains are draped in vibrant colors, creating picturesque scenes. It’s a great time to appreciate Rwanda’s natural beauty, hike through its scenic trails, and enjoy breathtaking views.

Cultural Festivals: June is a month of vibrant cultural festivals in Rwanda. One notable event is the Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony. It is a celebration of Rwanda’s conservation efforts and involves the naming of newly born gorilla babies. The festival showcases traditional dance, music, and cultural performances, offering a unique insight into Rwandan traditions and customs.

Travel Tips

Visa Requirements: Check visa requirements and ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your departure date. Most visitors can get a visa on arrival or apply online in advance.

Vaccinations and Health: Consult a healthcare professional for up-to-date vaccination information. Common vaccinations include yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A and B, and tetanus. Take malaria precautions with medication and mosquito repellent.

Safety and Security: Rwanda is generally safe, but stay vigilant in crowded areas and secure important documents. Store your passport and extra cash in a hotel safe.

Climate and Packing: Rwanda has a temperate climate. Pack lightweight, breathable clothing for warm weather and layer up for cooler evenings. Don’t forget essentials like sunscreen, a hat, comfortable shoes, and insect repellent.

Cultural Etiquette: Embrace Rwandan hospitality and respect local traditions. Greet locals with “Muraho” and “Amakuru?” Dress modestly, ask for permission before taking photos, and be mindful of cultural sites.

June presents an excellent opportunity to explore Akagera National Park in Rwanda. With abundant wildlife, stunning landscapes, and a more exclusive experience, you’ll have the chance to witness the magnificent Big Five and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this remarkable national park. Don’t miss the chance to embark on a safari adventure like no other in June.

Ready to embark on an extraordinary journey to Rwanda in June?

To start planning your unforgettable trip to Rwanda in June, book a free 30-minute planning session with me. I’ll work closely with you to design a tailor-made itinerary that aligns with your preferences, ensuring every aspect of your journey is meticulously crafted to create lifelong memories.

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Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

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