Land of Natural Wonders
Rwanda offers an adventurous and exciting vacation to tourists from all over the world as they try to soak their spirits into the warmth of incredible experiences gathered in this marvelously beautiful country of thousand hills, exhilarating savannah, deep valleys, copious wildlife and soothing nature. Exceptionally beautiful, visitors love Rwanda for its numerous adventurous activities including safaris, and lake & beach adventures
By His Excellency Mr. Ernest Rwamucyo, High Commissioner of Rwanda, Mumbai
Gradually improving their economy, Rwandans are generally living healthier and wealthier lives, considering its past devastations. Rising up to fight all challenges, today it is one of the fastest growing economies in Central Africa, driven by construction, services, agriculture and manufacturing. Making big strides towards gender equality, it has also improved its life expectance, literacy, primary school enrollment and spending on healthcare.
Full of sights and delights, Rwanda is an ideal place for spiritual experiences as visitors move around to spectacular mountains, forests, ridges, rivers and lakes. Some of its main tourism destinations include the following:
It is beautiful with its mountainous and scenic landscapes along with exceptional national parks, and historical & cultural sites. In addition, tourists would love to visit its magnificent architecture, museums, mouth-watering cuisine, bustling markets and spice-scented street stalls.
Founded in the earlier colonial era, it is a centre of academia today, and is still called by its old name by the locals – Butare. It has a respectful history, and is home to the National University and the National Institute of Scientific Research, in addition to countless other prestigious learning centers. Its cultural attractions are ample, and tourists like to hear tales of the old Tutsi monarchs at the National Museum of Rwanda, eat exotic food and buy mementoes from numerous stalls and handicraft emporiums.
Volcanos National Park:
Named after the chain of dormant volcanoes, it is said about these almost 15,000- feet tall volcanoes covered with rainforests that one would shiver more than sweat at the top. These are truly breathtaking with the expanse of lush montane forests and thick groves of African redwoods. The Park serves to protect the steep slopes the stunning mountain range, and is home to the endangered mountain gorilla, bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath.
This city’s strategic location in the foothills of the Virunga Massif makes it attractive for not only tourists, but also businessmen and farmers. It offers activities such as gorilla tracking & caving, and heavenly experiences through its various boutique lodges that offer spectacular natural views.
As Rwanda is a landlocked country, Karongi is a very popular beach retreat that offers majestic vistas, tranquil atmosphere and, of course, easy access from Kigali. Not only are the hillsides covered in pines and eucalyptus have a great tranquilizing effect on tourist seeking to relax, but the singing of local fishermen during dawn and dusk makes one feel they are meant to live here forever. Birdwatchers always move from here to the Mukura Forest where over 150 recorded species are found. One may opt for kayaking or relishing Sambaza fish here.
It is a beautiful waterfront town on the shores of Lake Kivu, at a distance of about an hour from the Volcanoes National Park, visited by tourists moving over to Nyungwe after gorilla tracking and looking for a place to relax their senses. Lake Kivu here offers red sandy beaches and warm & clean water. While unwinding, visitors may watch the birds and enjoy various water sports. The city of Rubavu also houses old colonial buildings, palm-lined avenues, and marks the beginning of the Congo Nile Trail, which may be enjoyed on foot or by mountain bike, with endless lake views & friendly hamlets. It is also visited for its several tea and coffee plantations and the Gishwati-Mukura National Park.
It may be explored while on your way to the Akagera National Park or the Rusumo Falls.
Rwanda is one of the countries that produce tea in Africa, and is globally famous for the quality of tea, while offering the natural beauty of the tea garden and its surroundings to visitors. It may be found in the country’s highland region spreading on slopes and makes for a great spot for sightseeing.
Received in gift from Belgium in 1989 to commemorate 25 years of independence of Rwanda, it’s a magnificent museum with a stunning architecture making it undoubtedly one of the most beautiful structures in the city and one that houses, in the form of seven exhibition halls, the best ethnological and archaeological collections in the entire region.