Rwanda is one of the new tourist destinations on the African continent. The Land of the Thousand Hills is also the Land of the Thousand Hearts and offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience its magnificent culture and outstanding flora and fauna. Under a stable government that strive for reconciliation and economical Development Rwanda is today one of the most stable countries on the continent. One of the ultimate highlights of Rwanda is tracking the elusive Mountain Gorillas of the Volcano National Park in the West of the country. But one should not visit Rwanda just for the gorillas alone. Akagera National Park in the East offers some of the finest game viewing of the continent and Nyungwe National Park in the South is home to one of the largest concentrations of primates on earth, enabling visitors to view Chimpanzees and Colobus Monkies. To add to the the ecological diversity of the country Rwanda also boosts 670 species of birds in its small boundaries of a country slightly bigger then Wales and smaller then Belgium. Culturally one can visit Intore Dances that were once performed for the Royal Court.
Main Attractions in Rwanda include
• Mountain Gorillas Trekking
• Golden Monkies
• Colubus Monkies
• Chimps Treking
• Mountain walking Towns
• Cultural Towns
• Game drive in Akagera national park
• Exploring International Towns and Villages.
Most tourist attractions here are:
• The historical house of Richard Kandt. This one came in Africa in 1998 to seek the source of the Nile
• Nyamirambo quarter (the oldest one in Kigali)
• Hand craft shops
• Heroes cemetery
• The parliament building
• The geological museum
• The genocide memorial
Nyungwe forest national park
Nyungwe forest national park is a spectacular and offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense with numerous animal trails allowing an access to tourists.
This one is a preserved part of the rain forest which houses 13 species in all, including humankind’s closest living relative the chimpanzee, as well as the handsome l’hoest Monkies and hundred strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angolan Colobus which may be over 300 individuals. These are the largest troops of these species known in the world. Nyungwe forest counts 25% of the African primates.
There are l’hoest and blue Monkies present and often observed around Uwinka, requiring less strenuous hiking.
In Nyungwe forest we have:
• A variety of 13 representing 20% of African primate species
• 275 species of birds with 24 endemic to the African highlands
• Over 240 species of trees
• Over 140 species of orchids
While being in Gisenyi one has the opportunity to visit the famous beach called Palm beach just near Lake Kivu, the two markets, the airfield next to the big football stadium, the biggest brewery of Rwanda that produce the Primus and mitzing, the nearby hot spring near the Lake Kivu, the traditional people around the city, watching how people are making pots and bricks(the pottery and bricketery), the pygmies, visit of the nearby villages in order to learn more about the Rwandan culture and also we cannot forget to enjoy the motorized boat ride in Lake Kivu in order to discover the beauty of this country. Note that you will not miss the opportunity to visit Imbabazi Orphanage.