Rwanda is a small African country and is nicknamed as the ‘land of a thousand hills’. Rwanda is a visual delight packed with stretches of lush greenery which is home to a rich collection of wildlife. The Rwandans are an extremely friendly lot and they will gladly share their rich culture with you.
Capital Kigali is one of the cleanest cities on the continent and has a lively nightlife. The city’s main highlight is the Kigali Genocide Memorial where you can learn more about the horrific 1994 genocide. The bustling Kimironko Market and the Inema Arts Centre are other highlights of the city.
Volcanoes National Park, located along the borders of DRC and Uganda is the crown jewel of Rwanda. The Virunga mountains which run through the park have five of their eight volcanoes here. The park is also one of the few locations on earth where you can encounter the endangered mountain gorilla. There are great trekking and hiking trails for spotting mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.
Nyungwe Forest National Park spreads over a lush mountainous rainforest and houses rich biodiversity with over 1000 species of flora and 150 species of fauna. The Canopy Walkway, Chimpanzee trekking and hiking are the main activities here.
Akagera National Park, on the other hand, boasts a different terrain comprising swamps, savannah, forests and mountains. You can explore the park on a boat or land safari and witness animals like lions, zebras, giraffes, elephants, crocodiles and plenty of birds.
Located in the western region of Rwanda, Kibuye is a serene town on the shores of Lake Kivu. Surrounded by lush green mountains, this picturesque town is a great place to unwind. Gisenyi is a beautiful lakeside town on the shores of Lake Kivu. Its waterfront is lined with resorts and is Rwanda’s very own beach town. Kayaking, cycling and walking are the best ways to explore this charming town.
Rwanda is the perfect example of “big things come in small packages”. Despite its small size, it offers magnificent sights of rolling green hills and pristine beauty. A trip to this tiny nation will leave you refreshed with (literally) ever-green memories for a lifetime.
Volcanoes National Park is one of the few locations on the planet where you can encounter endangered mountain gorillas.