This land of a thousand hills has the best stunning scenery and warm friendly people that offer exceptional experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. Blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, incredible wildlife, montane rainforest, and sweeping plains.
Travelers come from far and close to catch a glimpse of the magnificent gorillas, yet there is so much more to see and experience sometimes hard for travelers and tourists to fit everything in their itineraries J. There is always something to inspire in this land of thousand hills.
Rwanda holiday destinations
Volcanoes national park is home to Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei); golden monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis kandti), Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta), buffaloes (Syncerus caffer), elephants, black-fronted duiker (Cephalophus niger), and bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus). The park conjointly harbors 178 bird species as well as a minimum of 29 endemics Rwenzori mountains and also the Virungas. Located in a small village called Musanze, the place is easily accessible by land, it is about 2 hours’ drive from Kigali.
Dominated scenically by the confusion of swamps and lakes that follow the indirect course of the Akagera River( the foremost remote supply of the river Nile). Akagera is, above all, game country! Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woods to drink at the lake, whereas lucky guests may stumble across a hyaena or perhaps a stray lion. The graceful giraffes, Zebras, and muddy hippos are found I abundance here.
Don’t be surprised! Yes, there are beaches in Rwanda and Lake Kivu is the place. Despite being one of the small landlocked countries in East Africa, you can still find the comfort of the swirling winds of the beach and relaxation here. Located an hour away from Volcanoes National Park, Lake Rubavu is a sure way to unwind after trekking adventures.
The neighboring Gisenyi offers coffee enthusiasts the chance to see how coffee is grown and made into a delicious cup of famous Rwandan coffee. Kayaking and paddling in a local fisherman’s boat are just ideal for activities around this magnificent lake in the country.
This is indeed the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests. It’s believed to be one of Africa’s oldest forests, staying green even through the Ice Age, which explains its diversity. Nyungwe is the home of roughly 400 species of chimpanzees; Nyungwe shelters one of East Africa’s last intact populations and boasts two wild chimp communities that welcome guests (one in Cyamdungo and other around Uwinka). Thus, it’s not surprising that chimpanzee tracking is a popular activity in Nyungwe.
Apart from chimp tracking experience, hiking, biking in the beautiful terrain with the sights of birds rejoicing by the waterfalls.