Things to do and see – Rwanda’s Tourist Attractions

Posted by on June 16, 2014

The Things to do and see while in Rwanda– Land of a Thousand Hills

Rwanda has much to offer to the tourist, visitor and traveler to Africa – Mountain Gorillas- Chimpanzees – Birding – Wildlife – Places to relax and Chill Out – Culture and History including the 1994 Genocide.

Things you have to have on your must to do and see Bucket List for Rwanda – Tourist Attractions in Rwanda- the Land of a Thousand Hills.

Rwanda – land of a thousand hills – a small landlocked country in Africa with countless of natural wonders to behold, activities such as hiking and biking – small country but lots of thins to do and see.  Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Golden monkey – Colobus Monkey – Mangabey Monkey Tracking – wildlife – Volcano climbing and hiking, Cave exploration – a visit to Rwanda’s sacred places – the Genocide Memorials – a rich and ancient culture – there are countless of Tourist Attractions in the Land of a 1000 Hills that await you…Welcome to Rwanda.

Gorilla-Tracking-Volcanoes-ParkGorilla Tracking Rwanda:

Rwanda’s Star Attraction – its Mountain Gorillas – 10 habituated Gorilla Families to visit on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes in the scenic land of a 1000 hills Rwanda.

Visitors flock to Rwanda to track the Mountain Gorillas – some track them twice – simply a once in a lifetime experience in Rwanda.

Add on some other activities to your time in Rwanda and you will be glad you did – there are lots of thins to do and see in the Land of a 1000 Hills.

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Volcanoes-National-Park-things-to-doThings to do and see – Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda:

Volcanoes National Park in the land of a thousand hills is the most visited Park in Rwanda – there are so many things to do and see here – one could easily spend a week gorilla – golden monkey tracking, birding, volcano climbing and hiking, nature walks along pristine crater lakes, caving, visiting Dian Fossey’s research camp and gravesite and much more.

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is like a magnet drawing people from around the world with many things to do and see in the shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes.

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Nyungw-National-Park-things-to-doThings to do and see in East Africa’s vast Montane Forest  – Nyungwe Forest National Park – Rwanda:

Nyungwe Forest National Park is a large track of Montane Forest with all of its wonders – take ca canopy walk through the forest – 50 meters above the ground and above the tree-tops – hikes, chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, monkey tracking, some of the best birding in Africa and.

Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda is not to be missed – put it on your Things to do and see list for the Land of a 1000 Hills – Rwanda.

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 Akagera-National-Park-things-to-do35Things to do and see – Akagera National Park – Rwanda’s scenic Savannah Park:

Akager National Park – Rwanda’s only Savannah Wildlife Park – is on the border with Tanzania. Akagera National Park is a stunningly, scenic park where you go on day and night game drives, boat safaris, nature walks, hikes, fishing, birding, village visits and stay in one of two lodges within the park.

Akagera National Park makes your visit to Rwanda more complete by giving you the African Savannah experience with its wildlife and scenery.

Akagera National Park – a park in Rwanda not to be missed.

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Lake-Kivu-things-to-do-see-2 Things to do and see – Lake Kivu:

Lake Kivu – Rwanda’s answer to the beaches of the Indian Ocean – this landlocked country offers you sandy beaches, swimming, fishing, boating, wind-surfing, sail-boating, biking, nature-walks, cultural visits on, along or near Lake Kivu.

Lake Kivu is the perfect lake in Rwanda where you can relax and chill out after Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking, Volcano Climbing, Biking the Nile-Congo Trail, exploring Nyungwe Forest and more.

Take in Lake Kivu during your time in Rwanda.

Best Places in Rwanda to relax and chill out:

 Rwanda-Genocide-Memorials-things-to-do2Things to do and see – Sacred Places – the Genocide Memorials of Rwanda:

Rwanda – the Land of a Thousand Hills and a Million Genocide Victims in the 100 days of blood and tears during the 1994 Genocide that tore this small African country to shreds.

Today – like a Phoenix rising from the Ashes – the slogan “Never Again” can be seen most anywhere and the message comes across as you visit Rwanda’s Sacred Places – the Genocide Memorials.

Such places are not normal Tourist Places to do and see – however Rwanda is a message to anyone as to what happens when the world stands by, as a people are systematically destroyed only to later claim as President Clinton did at the Kigali Airport “I didn’t know.”

 Things to do and see – KigaliThings-to-do-see-Kigali:

Kigali is one of the friendliest least chaotic cities in Rwanda with lots of things to do and see for visitors and tourist.  Here are some of the must visit places in Kigali that will give you an idea as to what awaits you here.

The Genocide Memorial, the Presidential Palace Museum, the Muslim Quarter with all of its sights and sounds, Hotel Rwanda (Hotel des Mille Collines), the Belgian Soldier Memorial, to name just a few.

Arts, Crafts, delightful restaurants that serve excellent food, be sure to try some Goat Brochetttes – nothing like it.

Pilgrimage to Kibeho:kibeho-Pilgrimage

Thousands flock each year – not only to see the Mountain Gorillas – but for a pilgrimage to the small town in southern Rwanda.

Kibeho was the place where some young people had visions of Mary  appearing to them and even telling them of the Genocide that was to come in graphic terms.  In 2001 the Vatican authenticated the visions and the little town of Kibeho has become the Lourdes of Africa with pilgrims not only from Rwanda and other Africans but from all over the world including India.

Rwanda – land of a thousand hills with much to do and see – a country in the heart of Africa waiting to be discovered this year by you.

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” John Hemingway, African Journeys



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