About Rwanda

About Rwanda

About Rwanda – Widely known as ‘the land of a thousand hills’, Rwanda is a country of great diversity and beauty with six volcanoes, twenty-three lakes and numerous rivers, some forming the source of the great River Nile. The extensive green vegetation and landscape are truly spectacular. Spectacular volcanoes and dense tropical forests dominate the north of the country, while gentle hills and valleys, calm lakes and turbulent rivers in both Savannah and dense tropical vegetation dominate the rest of the country. Much of what the country can offer in terms of tourism, can best be know once once chooses to visit Rwanda and appreciate is nature endorsements as well as physical improvements achieved since the 1994 genocide that engulfed the entire republic.

Rwanda boasts of a wide variety of wildlife, with Volcanoes National Park in north and is a home to the world’s largest number of endangered mountain gorillas. Numbering in the hundreds, the gorillas in Rwanda live in a protected area, free from poachers. Best known for its wealth of primates, Rwanda also has one of Africa’s richest bird life with over 670 different bird species recorded. And for botanists, the attractive wildflowers of the forests and mountains are capped by more than 100 orchid species in Nyungwe National Park alone.

The Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda has lots of wildlife both large and small and they include lions, Giraffe, Elephant and Hippopotamus to Hyena, Impala and Gazelle and many more. There is also a wealthy bird life at Akagera park. Strategically positioned, Rwanda’s water bodies are ideal for water sports and fishing, particularly Lake Kivu in the west of the country and Lake Muhazi in the east. Lake Kivu offers fine-looking beaches, jutting peninsulas and an archipelago of stunning islands. In short, Rwanda, a very friendly country is a nature lover’s heaven. A good reception is complemented by comfortable hotel facilities, fine food and a rich cultural heritage.

Top Tourist Attractions

Rwanda’s top tourist sites can be well understood in the categories that include National Parks which total to four in number, genocide memorial museums spread across the country as well as Kigali city tourism places to visit.

Top things to do in Rwanda – Tour and Safari Activities

Among the top things to do in Rwanda include gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park in the north of the country and golden monkey tracking the same park. Visitors to can also enjoy chimpanzee safaris in Nyungwe National Park, a home to several primates including monkeys. While in Rwanda on a holiday, try to visit Akagera National park for wildlife safaris and tours, Nature tours at Musanze Caves and cultural experience at Iby’Iwachu cultural village, the ex-poachers’ village