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Extraordinary Travel Destinations: Rwanda, Africa

Extraordinary Travel Destinations: Rwanda, Africa #bevhillsmag #traveldestinations #rwanda #extraordinaryjourneys
Extraordinary Travel Destinations: Rwanda, Africa #bevhillsmag #traveldestinations #rwanda #extraordinaryjourneys

More than a year of being stuck in your homes, you yearn to see the world again. That is why Extraordinary Journeys, an award-winning tour operator and luxury adventure specialist wants you to visit Rwanda and enjoy the ambiance before the pre-pandemic number of tourists start trooping in. 

Rwanda is always a good idea—but especially right now while the crowds are low. Typically, the experts at Extraordinary Journeys advise clients to book trekking permits and accommodations months—even a year—in advance, but right now with so few travelers in the region, there has never been a better time to snag last-minute, hard-to-come-by- reservations. 

Rwanda has an incredibly wide range of experiences to offer, making the destination a fantastic choice for many different types of travelers and age groups.

 While most people come to Rwanda for trekking to the endangered mountain gorillas, there is much more to see. From spotting Colobus monkeys or tracking chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park, to kayaking on the peaceful waters of Lake Kivu at sunrise or coming face to face with elephants, giraffes, and lions in Akagera National Park without another safari vehicle in sight. 

Last but not least, Kigali has thriving art, fashion, and culinary scene that should not be overlooked. 

Perfect For: Adventure seekers, avid hikers, nature lovers, bird enthusiasts, and culture buffs alike.

Recommended Itinerary: Extraordinary Journeys’ Remarkable Rwanda: Lush Mountains and Expansive Plains itinerary offers an exhilarating 8-day adventure filled with gorilla trekking, Big 5 safari, and insight into some of the destination’s most successful conservation projects. Rates for this itinerary start at $12,621 per person sharing plus trekking permits.

Travel Restrictions & Requirements: 

Two negative COVID-19 PCR tests are required to enter Rwanda. The first PCR test must be conducted within 72 hours of a traveler’s departing flight (first leg) to Rwanda, and the second PCR test will be conducted for all passengers (regardless of vaccination status) upon arrival at the Kigali Airport. 

A passenger locator form must be completed online within 72 hours of arrival in Rwanda. Once submitted, travelers will receive a unique ID number to present on arrival.

Fully vaccinated travelers are not expected to quarantine while awaiting their test results. Visitors without proof of vaccination must remain in their hotel room until results are received, which could take up to 12 hours. 

National Parks: For the protection of the mountain gorillas, each time a traveler enters a national park in Rwanda they must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 72 hours of entering that park. When visiting only one national park, the airport arrival test will suffice. Temperature checks and squirts of sanitizer are required to enter just about every establishment and park entry. Mask wearing, even outdoors, is mandatory. 

Peace Adebola
Peace is a freelance content writer who enjoys reading, acquiring knowledge and she loves to code.
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