Africa Adventure Consultants Applauds Rwanda’s Improved Tourist Facilities

Denver, CO, July 09, 2009 --( The safari experts at Africa Adventure Consultants saw first hand during a recent Rwanda safari that in addition to some of the most accessible gorilla trekking terrain, the country’s location and size make it one of Africa’s newest, emerging safari destinations. With Rwanda working hard to improve and expand tourist facilities and increasing demand for gorilla trekking, now is the time to reserve late 2009 and early 2010 Rwanda safaris.

“With only 56 Rwanda Gorilla tracking permits available per day, now is the time to start planning for 2010 Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris,” said Lyndsay Harshman, Africa Adventure Consultants’ director of sales and marketing. A limited number of gorilla tracking permits also are still available through Africa Adventure Consultants for select 2009 summer dates as well. Please contact Africa Adventure Consultants at +1.303.778.1089 or visit for more information on 4-8 day Rwanda safaris.

“Recently, I had a chance to see several new or improved tourist facilities in Rwanda and was impressed with the progress the country has made,” said Kent Redding, president of Africa Adventure Consultants. New or improved lodges include Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Virunga Lodge and Gorilla Mountain View Lodge near Volcanoes National Park, the country’s gorilla tracking capital. There are also lodges being built in Nyungwe and Akagera national parks which will provide better tourist class accommodations in those areas. “I’m really excited about the expanded opportunities for activities, which will help The Land of a Thousand Hills evolve into a richer and more rounded safari destination.”

Rwanda has embarked on a ten-year master plan for major tourism development, developed in part by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and anticipates the opening of some fantastic new accommodation options, Africa Adventure Consultants urges intrepid travelers to include Rwanda in their safari plans now while the destination continues to maintain a simple, untouched atmosphere.

Recently, Rwanda received a fair amount of attention for Kwita Izina, the gorilla naming ceremony was earlier this month, drawing tens of thousands of visitors. Despite a down economy, Africa Adventure Consultants has seen a 10% increase in trips to Rwanda this year, primarily to do gorilla treks, such as this 4-Day Gorilla Trek:

However, there’s much more to see and do in Rwanda outside of gorilla trekking, including tracking golden monkeys, visiting the world’s largest troupe of white Colobus monkeys, chimp tracking and big game viewing, in addition to cultural experiences. “Rwanda gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park is unquestionably the highlight of many of our clients’ visit to Africa and in my personal ‘top five’ African travel experiences!” said Redding. “It’s now been 15 years since the genocide and this country has such a promising future. While in Rwanda, we were struck by the outstanding advancement the country has made in re-establishing Kigali as a clean, cultural and urban African hub. The Kigali Genocide Memorial Center is a moving memorial to those lost and highlights the strength and unity the Rwandese embody today.”

In addition to Rwanda Gorilla trekking, Denver-based African safari expert Africa Adventure Consultants organizes safari adventures throughout East and Southern Africa, with destinations including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Victoria Falls and Ethiopia. The company sells destinations they know personally and offer guests assurance of strong on-the-ground partnerships with only the best local companies. Africa Adventure Consultants supports a variety of African conservation organizations, community-based tourism programs and humanitarian causes. And now, the company runs a completely carbon neutral office in Denver and is further committed to carbon neutral safaris by automatically offsetting 50% of each African trip they sell as well as offering clients the opportunity to offset the remaining 50%. With an eye on personal service, the principals create carbon neutral safaris and customized trips for individuals and small groups. To learn more, please call 1.866.778.1089 or visit

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Sarah Fazendin