Visit Rwanda – the land of thousand hills – Africa’s beloved destination
Rwanda is a fascinating destination you’ll want to visit. From the country’s tragic history of genocide to the natural beauty found in places like Lake Kivu, Volcanic Mountains. Rwanda is renowned for its gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, but the country is also home to chimpanzees as well a host of monkeys - colobus, golden, L'Hoest's, owl faced & Dent's in Nyungwe Forest National park. Rwanda is a lot more than gorillas, you’ll not miss her unique culture, beautiful people and amazing dancing traditions. In recent times Rwanda is an upcoming destination for safari without crowds in Akagera National park.
Rwanda is unfortunately remembered for having experienced genocide in 1994. However today, calm, peace and prosperity has been restored that has seen tourism boom to the extent that world celebrities continue visiting this tinny country for gorilla tracking. Rwanda is surely regaining its reputation as a luxury gorilla destination.
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Rwanda is a country of hills, mountains, forests, lakes, laughing children, markets of busy people, drummers, dancers, artisans and craftsmen.
Thousands of hills and ten million people squeeze into 26,338km2 of diversity. The land is rich in and fertile, the weather pleasantly warm. “We are one people. We speak one language. We have one history”.
In recent times, though, genocide has cast a dark shadow over people’s lives and torn them apart. This chapter is a bitter part of Rwandese lives, but one we must remember it’s a country of dark past for lives they lost, and but bright flourishing future. Rwanda hit headlines in 1994 for the genocide. You could visit Kigali memorial museum and learn more. A trip to Rwanda is incomplete without trekking to see mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park. Beyond Gorillas you could opt to add on 2 nights on wildlife safari in Akagera national park and enjoy safari away from crowds.
- Today Rwanda is a safe country for many tourists who would wish to visit and experience the beauty of this country, in the middle of Africa.
Need to Know
- Name: Republic of Rwanda
- Location: East / Central Africa
- Capital: Kigali
- Area: 26,338 sq km
- Borders: Landlocked and bordered by Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Climate: temperature with two rainy seasons ranging from 18 – 25°C
- Language: Kinyarwanda (national), English (official), French (official), and KiSwahili
- Currency: Rwandan Franc