Rwanda

Rwanda is one of the upcoming tourism destinations in Africa. Located in East Africa, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

Rwanda is a small landlocked country considering its appearance and location. The mountain gorillas that were filmed in the popular movie “Gorillas in the Mist” have made Rwanda a famous destination to visit on the African continent. Thousands of travelers travel to Rwanda every year to enjoy gorilla trekking, a once in a lifetime experience with the endangered gorillas.

Go on a Safari in Rwanda

Rwanda, a unique travel destination in East Africa provides opportunities to observe diverse and exceptional wildlife in their natural home as well as offering life time experience to tourists on every adventure tour with in the country.

Taking up a Rwanda safari isn’t only about fun but the outdoor learning experience in several aspects counts in May ways. The adventures begin as soon as you set a foot in Kigali international airport a place where you meet your first new friend responsible to guide you all through different tour activities in the country.

There are ample opportunities to engage in several adventures provided time permits and money. Rwanda attractions are open to everyone though some have age restrictions especially the primate safaris because of the hectic hikes and walks which might be too tiresome for children bellow sixteen years of age. However, I also wouldn’t advise children to hike Rwanda Mountain Bisoke and Karisimbi due to their tough hikes which challenge the adults as well.

In Rwanda, there are several things to do which will attract every traveler who come to Rwanda for vacation purposes. They include exclusive mountain gorillas in the Virunga massif, the rich culture,Sandy beaches & lakes, Waterfalls, hiking the mountains, hot springs, Genocide memorials and interesting hot springs.

Rwanda Today

Considering her past experiences, one cannot imagine or even believe that Rwanda is such a marvelous place to visit. Which is yet very justifiable, previously Rwanda experienced one of the worst massacres in Africa in the 1994 Genocide outbreak between the Hutu and Tutsi that greatly affected the country. So one can always wonder what a small country, Rwanda can really offer in regards to vacation or holidays!

Since its political attack in 1994 (genocide), Rwanda has strived so hard in restoring its harmonious status by fighting and overcoming all its difficult past.

And currently, has been able to achieve its goal and is known as “New African Dawn” that is ready to showcase its various amazing tourism assets.

Rwanda, like its neighboring East African countries, too has varying products and landscapes to offer its visitors. It is one of the cleanest and most organize cities of Africa and therefore becoming a number one tourist attraction on the African content. It is our duty to bring more travellers to this newly discovered adventure on the continent.

Rwanda Country Information

Capital and largest city Kigali
1°56.633′S 30°3.567′E

Official languages

Kinyarwanda
French
English

Ethnic groups

84% Hutu
15% Tutsi
1% Twa

Demonym

Rwandan
Rwandese

Government Unitary parliamentary
President: Paul Kagame
Legislature Parliament
– Upper house Senate
– Lower house Chamber of Deputies
Independence
– from Belgium 1 July 1962
Area
– Total 26,338 km2 (149th)
10,169 sq mi
– Water (%) 5.3
Population
– July 2012 estimate 11,689,696 (73rd)
– 2002 census 8,162,715 (low / 166th)
Currency Rwandan franc (RWF)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
– Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)
Drives on the right
Calling code +250
ISO 3166 code RW
Internet TLD .rw

Explore Rwanda

Rwanda is a landlocked country in Eastern Africa. Rwanda is becoming one of the favorite destinations to travelers visiting East Africa.

Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

Tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda is the ultimate wildlife experience and the reason why most people come here on holiday: sitting within a small family group of gorillas is a ‘must’ for serious wildlife enthusiasts. This is where Dian Fossey first brought the world’s attention to the plight of these majestic primates in the late 1960s, when only around 250 survived. Today their numbers worldwide have increased to some 900, split between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo; almost half of them live in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

The survival of mountain gorillas is one of Africa’s greatest conservation success stories, and tourism has played its role in this. Rwanda is regarded as probably the best destination for a gorilla tracking safari.

Although gorilla tracking permits aren’t cheap, your permitted hour with these great apes promises to be a priceless encounter that will remain with you long after your holiday is over. To learn more about this fabulous experience, see Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris.

Primate Holidays in Rwanda

Although mountain gorillas are the stars of the show, there are plenty of other primate tracking opportunities while on holiday in Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to thirteen different primate species, among them chimpanzees and Rwenzori Colobus, both of which can be tracked.

Indeed, Nyungwe’s colobus monkeys can sometimes be seen in spectacular troops of several hundred, believed to be among the largest numbers worldwide. And in Volcanoes National Park, two groups of endangered golden monkeys have been habituated for visitor tracking. Pretty and playful, they’re a delight to watch.

Classic Safari Holidays in Rwanda

Rwanda may not seem the obvious choice for a typical safari holiday, but if you’re travelling here anyway, Akagera National Park in the east of the country is worth exploring. Scenically it is one of Africa’s prettiest parks, with rolling hills and deep valleys, savannah plains to the north and lakes and papyrus swamps on its eastern border. It includes the largest protected wetlands in Central Africa and is home to some 8,000 animals and over 480 species of birds that include the rare shoebill, making Akagera an interesting destination for a bird watching holiday.