Dubbed the land of a thousand hills, the destination Rwanda is marked by rugged terrain featuring steep hills and narrow valleys not forgetting towering volcanoes to the north suitable for adventure activities including mountaineering, biking and gorilla trekking among others which might not favour families on safari in Rwanda with young children.
But it is very exciting to note that the destination Rwanda has got a range of other attractions that are very friendly for exploration by families with young children yet without compromising the satisfaction of any individual (whether young or old) in the group.
Akagera National Park is a popular Rwanda safari tour destination to the east of the country marked with remarkable wild game including; Lions, Elephants, Maasai Giraffe, Buffaloes, Roan Antelopes, Elands, Leopards, Topis and Impala among others along with the aquatics like Nile crocodile and the Hippos thriving in its range of lakes such as Ihema. The families always find it exciting to undertake an extensive game drive in this park exploring this savannah game and a recreational boat ride on Lake Ihema at the sun set.
For a more rewarding Africa vacation safari holiday in Rwanda, Lake Kivu which is the largest in Rwanda and one of the great lakes of Africa serves as an ideal destination. Its tropical sandy beaches stretching along its shoreline from Cyangungu through Kibuye to Gisenyi are wondrous and beautiful for any family travel. The boat cruise on the lake, swimming in the Bilharzia, Hippopotamus and crocodile free water and the beach sport combine to offer lasting experience.
Culture and history of Rwanda still form a center of interest for world travelers planning safaris and tours to Rwanda including family groups. The memorial sites for the tragic genocide that befell Rwanda in the year 1994 exist across the country including; Gisozi, Murambi, Nyamate and Ntarama which can be visited to learn in detail about what exactly occurred during this ethnic conflict that left over 800,000 people dead. Regarding culture, travelers can explore Royal palace at Nyanza learning about the setting of the ancient Rwandan monarchy and the National Museum of Rwanda where 100,000 artefacts are collected detailing the heritage and history of Rwanda.
The mentioned attractions are ideal for families traveling with children that are below 15 years which is the minimum age for participating in Rwanda gorilla safaris.