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What to see in Rwanda

Rwanda Attractions


Rwanda is certainly a nature lover's paradise, and its focus is mainly ecotourism. An incredible country with a rich history and a scenery and wildlife unlike any other, a trip to Rwanda will certainly leave any visitor touched with all that Rwanda has to offer.

Home to the world's largest population of mountain gorillas within the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda's gorillas are certainly the country's most popular tourist attraction. Gorilla tracking is very much on every visitor's to-do list. Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to a large number of smaller primates, as well as more than 275 bird species, while Akagera National Park is big game country where herds of elephants and buffalo, lions, hippos and plains animals inhabit the archetypal African savannah landscape set among a web of swamps and lakes. The waters of Lake Kivu are enclosed by green terraced hills that give way to beaches, inlets and the resort towns of Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangugu, which also make for popular tourist sites.

For those looking to delve into Rwanda's sobering history, a trip to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre will enlighten visitors, and leave them in awe of a nation that has come far in its efforts to become the peaceful and beautiful country it is today.


Akagera National Park

Located on the Rwandan border with Tanzania, Akagera National Park encompasses savannah, mountain and swamp ecoregions…

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Butare

Once Rwanda's largest city, Butare (also known as Huye) is home to several important Rwandan landmarks, including the…

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Dian Fossey’s Grave

American zoologist Dian Fossey became famous for her dedication to studying and protecting endangered mountain gorillas…

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Karisimbi Volcano

With a name meaning 'white shell' is Kinyarwanda, Mount Karisimbi sticks out above the other seven major mountains of…

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Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre

Opening on the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre is a sobering and…

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Lake Kivu

One of the African Great Lakes, Lake Kivu covers 1,040 square miles (2,700 sq km)on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic…

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Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe National Park is a high-altitude rainforest reserve in the Rwandan section of the Albertine Rift. Known for its…

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Tea Plantations

Tea is a major product of Rwanda's economy, with many thousands of tons exported each year. The government is slowly…

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Volcanoes National Park

Often considered the best nature park in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park (known locally as Parc National des Volcans)…

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