The Top Things to do and see while in Remarkable Rwanda
What not to miss when visiting Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills
The Top Things to do and See in Remarkable Rwanda – Tourist Attractions in Remarkable Rwanda the Land of a Thousand Hills. Activities that you can do and places that you can visit while in Rwanda. Rwanda will amaze you with its clean Capital of Kigali, with Roads that are in good shape, with an infrastructure that most Africans find amazing.
Rwanda has positioned itself as an upmarket destination by upgrading its lodges, adding exclusive World Class Lodges and Hotels, upgrading its Road Network and making Rwanda one of Africa’s most welcoming nations.
“Murakaza neza” to Rwanda which in Kinyarwanda means “We welcome you with Blessings.
The Top Things to do and See in Remarkable Rwanda – Rwanda – the land of a thousand hills is a small landlocked country in Africa with countless of natural wonders to see, activities such as hiking, volcano climbing, and biking – small country but lots of things to do that include Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee – Golden Monkeys and other Primates Trekking, the Wildlife that you see on a game drive in Akagera National Park.
The hundreds of hiking and biking trails, the countless of historic and cultural sites including performances of its fabulous Dance and Music Rituals, and on the must do and see list is a visit to one of the Sacred Places in Rwanda – the Memorials honoring the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Rwanda is a small country in the heart of Africa but it comes with an abundance of activities – The Land of a 1000 Hills await you…Welcome to Rwanda or as one says in Kinyirwanda -Murakaza Neza.
Things to do and See in Remarkable 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.
Rwanda Gorilla Tracking is convenient with a short drive time from Kigali, as most every other Tourism location in Rwanda is.
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.
Please Note: Gorilla Permits are now 1500 USD in Rwanda. This is part of Rwanda’s conservation efforts, local community support, and part of the strategy to market Rwanda as an upmarket destination.
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, the large Musanze Cave 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.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is a large track of Montane Forest with all of its wonders – take the canopy walk through the forest – 50 meters above the ground and above the tree-tops.
There are over 130 of hiking trails in the park, early morning chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, Colobus Monkey tracking seeing groups as large as 200, some of the best birding in Africa – orchids in season and other flowers, Afro-Montane Vegetation, Butterflies and much more
Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda is not to be missed, it is a one of a kind forest in all of Africa – put it on your things to do and see list for the Land of a 1000 Hills – Rwanda.
Akagera National Park – Rwanda’s only Savannah Wildlife Park – is on the border with Tanzania.
Akagera National Park is a stunningly beautiful, 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 – especially now that the Lions are back in this savanna park.
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 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 and Hiking the Nile-Congo Trail, exploring Nyungwe Forest and more.
One great activity is the “Crop to Cup” Coffee Tour that takes in an island on Lake Kivu, the coffee preparation process, a Lunch with a coffee tasting.
Take in Lake Kivu during your time in 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.”
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 former 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 Brochettes and try the superb Rwandan coffee at one of the coffee shops in Kigali
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 African Counties but from all over the world including India.
For Catholic Visitors – Kibeho and its Church should be a must visit – a short distance from Kigali.
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