Whereas Rwanda has become one of the most sought after safari destinations in Africa, not all travelers are allowed in some specific areas. If you are planning to embark on a family trip to Rwanda this coming season, bear in mind that some areas aren’t for children based on various reasons and among others include;
Volcanoes National Park
When it comes to Rwanda safaris and tours, the first place for someone to think about is Volcanoes National Park. It is one of the most popular destinations and it is largely visited for its amazing gorilla trekking adventures. It is one of the four only national parks in the world where the rare mountain gorillas can be tracked in the wild and it is of no doubt that it features among the very few most sought after safari destinations in Africa and the world at large. Based on the rules and regulations for this lifetime adventure, persons below 15 years aren’t allowed to track mountain gorillas a factor that excludes children from visiting this park if you are planning for a gorilla trek in Rwanda. And a fact that this adventure involves hiking through the thick forest and steep slopes and hence requiring some physical wellness in you and also most important to note, the trek lasts for about 1 to 8 hours depending on various factors especially location of gorilla families, nature of the habitat and others which children may not manage. However, there are some activities for them to also engage in for instance visit the twin Lakes, nature walks or community walks. This park consists of 10 habituated gorilla families where the daily treks are always conducted and to track one group, you need $1500 to secure your permit.
The Genocide Memorial Sites
In 1994, Rwanda experienced the nasty event of a kind-the Rwanda genocide which claimed over a million lives. It took place between the Hutus and Tutsis and today several memorial sites have been established and become major tourist sites. They include among others Nyamata, Kigali, Murambi genocide site, Ntarama, Bisesero genocide memorial site and many others where those who became victims were buried. Each site features videos of those who were murdered, blood stained clothes, shoes, rosaries, skulls, bones and others and these can easily scare children.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest is the ultimate destination for chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda.
Akagera National Park
Akagera is the only savanna national park in Rwanda.
This is the ultimate destination for leisurely holidays in Rwanda. If you are looking to that great holiday getaway, this is the best destination to visit in the country.
Conclusively, depending on the rules and regulations that apply for someone to pay a visit to specific tourist site, not all destinations in Rwanda favor children but there are several amazing places where they can equally achieve their dreams at the end of the day.