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Motorcycle trip Rwanda

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Mountains, virgin forests, marshlands, lakes, national parks and wildlife, Rwanda is an East African country with many natural wonders. You’re guaranteed a truly unique adventure travelling across Rwanda on a Royal Enfield along beautiful mountain roads, tracks and paths surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. A motorcycle tour in Rwanda is the best way to immerse yourself in this unspoiled, authentic universe. Discover Akagera National Park, where it's easy to spot many animals in their natural habitat including lions, elephants, rhinos, zebras and hippopotami. Explore Nyungwe Forest National Park, one of the largest high-altitude jungle reserves in Africa. Be sure not to miss the Volcanoes National Park, one of the country's main attractions, famous for its resident endangered mountain gorillas. Hop off your bikes and enjoy a cruise across Kivu Lake. Rwanda's lakeside beaches, Gisenyi and Kibuye, are perfect for taking some time to relax during your motorcycle tour. Offering a warm welcome to visitors, Rwanda is fast becoming one of the most dynamic countries in East Africa.

Rwanda motorcycle tour season

When’s the best time to visit Rwanda? Given its proximity to the equator, Rwanda’s climate alternates between two seasons: dry and rainy. It’s important to pick the right time to visit Rwanda so you can really explore the country’s mountains and virgin forests. The best season for a motorcycle tour in Rwanda is during summer from June to August. The rain also takes a break during winter with January being dry. The lakeside towns only have one dry season, which is between June and August. The Volcanoes, Akagera and Nyungwe National Parks are best visited during the dry seasons. The country’s high altitude makes its climate mild with pleasant temperatures all year and an average of around 20 degrees.It rarely rains from June to August in the country’s capital, Kigali, and temperatures vary little throughout the year. If you are dreaming of spending time on the beach, summer is the time for you!

Rwanda’s Geography

Rwanda is located in East Africa, in the African Great Lakes region. This small country shares its borders with Burundi to the south, Tanzania to the west, Uganda to the north and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the east. During your motorcycle tour in Rwanda, you’ll explore its capital, Kigali, perched atop a hill at 1,500 m altitude and visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial before setting off for the countryside. Your motorcycle adventure will take you through epic scenery, including highlands, virgin forests, vast marshes and even hillside tea plantations. To the east of the country, Akagera National Park enjoys an abundance of local wildlife, including lions, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, leopards and elephants. To the north, the Virunga Mountains run through Volcanoes National Park, which attracts more and more visitors hoping to get a glimpse of the chimpanzees and gorillas that live there.

Rwanda’s history and culture

During your motorcycle tour in Rwanda, you will really get the chance to explore this small East African country. The Rwandese population traditionally followed a clan system made up of Tutsi herders, Hutu farmers and Twa craftspeople, all of which speak the same language and share the same religion. Rwanda experienced civil war for several years with fighting between the Tutsis and Hutus. This conflict provoked the 1994 genocide, when 800,000 people were massacred over 100 days. Almost 25 years later, peace is restored and the country lives in harmony. In fact, economic and social policies are gradually transforming this small farming country into an African benchmark for new technologies. After its recent tragic history, Rwanda is looking to the future and is thriving. Tourism is gradually becoming a promising economic sector, so much so that many travellers are choosing to visit Rwanda.

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