Remarkable Rwanda – more than Mountain Gorillas

Posted by on June 14, 2017

Rwanda is known for its Mountain Gorillas – but it offers much more

Discover Remarkable Rwanda – more than Mountain Gorillas


 Remarkable Rwanda is much more than Mountain Gorillas –  known for its Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National where you track them in the shadow of the Virunga Volcanoes. There is however much more to Rwanda which is awaiting to be discovered by visitors from around the World. 

Remarkable Rwanda has something for everyone with its Savannah Park, Afro-Montane Forests, its sandy beaches along Lake Kivu, its Culture and Traditions, its Tea, Coffee and Food, all making Rwanda Remarkable.


Reasons why Remarkable Rwanda – more than Mountain Gorillas is a country of Diversity


Nyungwe Forest National Park

Discover Nyungwe Forest National Park – Africa’s largest Afro-Montane Forest with its 130 kilometers of Hiking Trails, 13 species of Primates including Chimpanzees, Colobus and Mangabey Monkeys. If you love Birds, Orchids, wild flowers, trees – Nyungwe Forest is a must place to visit for you.  Nyungwe Forest National Park is the Rwanda that is more than gorillas.


Akagera National Park

Discover Akagera National Park – Rwanda’s only Savannah Park with its lakes where you will find hippos, crocodiles, even the elusive Shoebill Stork. Where you discover Rwanda’s Elephants, Giraffes, Antelopes, Leopards and in 2014 Lions.  The scenery is stunning and there are many things to do and see.  There is also nothing like staying at the exclusive Ruzizi Tented Lodge that now features a tree-top tent four meters above the ground. Akagera National Park is the Rwanda that is more than gorillas.


Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu – one of Africa’s most incredibly beautiful lakes is Rwanda’s best place to relax and chill out after Gorilla Tracking, or hiking through Nyungwe Forest and be sure to try some of the local fish like the delicacy Sambaza.  Lake Kivu is the Rwanda that is more than gorillas.


 The People of Rwanda

Meet the People of Rwanda – yes Rwanda is more than Mountain Gorillas – it is not only the land of a Thousand Hills but the Land of a Million Smiles. Try a day with Azizi Life where you have different everyday Rwandan experiences including farming, building, making crafts with artisans – a life changing day with the people of Rwanda.


Rwanda’s Rich Culture

Rwanda’s rich Culture can easily be missed if you are focused just on Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas – however even near Volcanoes National Park you can spend a day or overnight in the Iby’Iwacu-village and learn Rwanda’s rich traditions and cultures.  Wherever you go in Rwanda you find examples of its Cultural past and present in places like Nyanza where you will find the King’s Palace, even in village of Nyakarambi you will find the ancient art of cow-dung painting called Imigongo kept alive.  Everywhere traditional dances are performed  – the most famous group being the Intore Dancers in Butare.


Rwanda’s Sacred Places – the Genocide Memorials

In 1994 the Genocide against the Tutsi took place taking the lives of up to 1 million – all over Rwanda there are memorials keeping the spirit of “Never Again” Alive.  There are other many other living memorials – those who survived and while in the Land of a Thousand Hill you will probably meet some of them but never know there story. Rwanda’s Sacred Places – places of respect and memory and a resolve to never again.


Remarkable Rwanda – more than Mountain Gorillas – Rwanda is a vibrant, thriving country.  It is one of Africa’s cleanest countries as you can see when you drive around Kigali.  Rwanda – the land of a thousand hills – the land of the eternal Spring is a land of discovery – remarkable Rwanda – spend some time here and we will assist you..


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