Family Friendly Parks – Places to visit in Rwanda

Posted by on June 23, 2016

The Places and Parks in Rwanda that your Family will enjoy Visiting

The Best Kid – Friendly Family Friendly Parks – Places to visit in Rwanda


Here are the Family Friendly Parks – Places to visit in Rwanda.  Rwanda has been called the Land of Eternal Spring – the Land of a Thousand Hills and Remarkable Rwanda, Rwanda is simply a wonderful, compact Family Safari Destination in the heart of Africa.


Some of the Best Family Friendly Parks – Places to visit in Rwanda along with activities for your Family


 Akagera National Park:

Akagera National Park in Rwanda is the only Savannah Park in the country. It is the perfect park to visit for a family with children of all ages.

You can stay in one of the two Family Friendly lodges there – the Upmarket Ruzizi Tented Lodge that even has a tree-house and the moderately priced Akagera Game Lodge – both are great for children and kid-friendly.

Here you take guided game drives where you can see Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, various kinds of antelopes.  If you take the boat safari you will be able to see animals coming to water, crocodiles, pods of Hippos and Water-Birds including the sought after Shoebill Stork.

Akagera National Park is a great two night safari destination for a family with children of all ages.


 Lake Kivu – a great place where to relax and chill out:

Lake Kivu is one of Rwanda’s natural wonders to enjoy on a family Safari.  There are various activities to enjoy, swimming in the lake or a pool, boating including a motorboat, hiking and nature walk and trying some different foods.

There is Rwanda’s national Dish – Meat Brochettes – and around Lake Kivu you have not lived until you have eaten some freshly prepared “Sambaza” which are Lake Sardines, often eaten as a snack with some Fries.

Visit Rosamond Carr’s Home and Imbabazi orphanage – now a preschool which is nearby, walk through the lovely garden, have something to eat and watch the Intore Dancers perform the beautiful Rwandan Dance.

Great lodging is found here on the Lake in Gisenyi – there is the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel and the moderately priced Waterfront Resort with its unique African Stone Cottages.


 Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village near Volcanoes National Park:

The Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village portrays life in Rwanda’s rural communities, in some cases it is about history and tradition while in others as life is lived out today.

The is a rich cultural lesson for your children and you will also enjoy the time spend here whether it be an afternoon or an overnight visit where you stay in a traditional Dwelling.

The Village can also be visited while you are gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park with our Kid-Friendly Driver Guide.

Drumming – Dancing, traditional healers, a homestead visit, traditional meals, you can be crowned as king or queen for a minutes and receive the proper tribute from your subjects.

The Iby’ Iwacu Village is like a cultural Classroom in African for your Family.


 Kigali things to do and see on Family Safari:

Kigali – the cleanest city in Africa has some great family outings depending on the maturity and age of your children.

The Genocide Memorial is a must visit for most tourists, for families with children it depends on  the age of the children and how you think that it would effect them – the decision is yours.

A walk with the women of the Nyamirambo Muslims quarters  which is the liveliest and oldest quarter in Kigali – it is multi-cultural – the restaurants are always open and the market places are plain fun.  You also visit the home of your guide where some food is prepared for you.

Kigali has many things to do and see while you are on a Family Safari here.


 Family Friendly Parks and Places to visit in Uganda:

Rwanda is a fantastic country, for children who want to see lots of wildlife and have variety Uganda has more.

What you may not know you can easily plan a combined Rwanda – Uganda Safari.  Land inKigali – go on Safari in Rwanda and then cross over into Uganda and continue your Family Safari flying out of Entebbe Uganda.

This adds to your family safari by taking two of the friendliest countries in the Heart of Africa that are safe, secure, stable for families on their first time safari with kids in Africa.

About 20% of our Safaris combine a visit to Uganda and Rwanda.  It means less drive-times and more times in parks with the children.


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