8 Top Tourist Attractions In Rwanda

8 top tourist attractions in rwanda

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When it comes to Rwanda, there are endless tourist attraction to engage in nearby ranging from mountain gorilla trekking itinerary. Gorilla trekking is a mystique way of getting closer to the creatures who share 99% of the human DNA, closet relatives to the human beings, travelers come from all over the world to Rwanda to view these amazing primates.

 

Rwanda offers travelers a chance to see the gentle giant apes as the beginning journey to Rwanda, Rwanda also offers many other tourist attractions such as Gorilla trekking at Volcanoes national park, the 1994 Rwandan genocide museum, Nature lovers can enjoy their safari in Akagera National Park, chimpanzee safari, canopy walk & bird watching in Nyungwe Forest, traditional, customs, and beliefs at the Ethnographic Museum and the King's Palace Museum. Top list attractions in Rwanda include.

 

Kigali City

Most travelers in Rwanda only spend one-night Rwanda’s Kigali city before starting their gorilla trekking trip, they missing out on Rwanda’s local cuisine, city tour and culture. Travelers should always Plan to spend at least more days here at the beginning of their safari or end of their safari.

 

Enjoy Kigali's creative scene at Inema Arts Center & gallery showcasing the artwork of up to 10 indigenous artists in that residential area. Make a visit to Rwanda ‘s Art Museum at the former Presidential Palace.

 

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

 Rwanda’s gorilla trekking tours takes travelers to Volcanoes National Park.  Which Shares the border with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda protects a growing number of endangered mountain gorillas. Travelers can view up to 18 mountain gorilla families been habituated to humans to have exceptional experiences. limited gorilla trekking permits are issued daily at $1,500. 

 

Gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda typically takes between four to eight hours depending on the location of these mountain gorillas, travelers spent time hiking through the mystical bamboo forests, meadows, wild, and swampy areas while searching for these giant gentle apes with professional Guides from volcanoes national park. 

 

Nyungwe national park

Nyungwe national park stands in an important old forest conservation area in the record of Rwanda, Nyungwe National Park offers an array of rich biodiversity which includes 1,068 plant species,75 mammal species, and 322 bird species. Nyungwe harbors chimpanzees in its tropical rainforest thus supporting chimpanzee tracking. 

 

Kigali Genocide Memorial

Kigali genocide memorial is hard to imagine in Rwanda’s dark history in just a couple of decades ago, where Rwanda suffered from a horrific genocide that led to the death of over 800,000 people in less than 100 days. Rwanda has come a long way from the massacre, the innocent killing has left a gap on the relatives of the deceased and in the history of Rwanda to many people every day and generations ahead.

 

King’s Palace Museum

The king’s palace museum presents to tourists the colonial-style home that used to be the royal residence of the former King Mutara III Rudahigwa long ago. The interior design of the king’s palace museum is striking in that it blends the Rwandan patterns and the European-style furniture that belonged to the king. other things done at the king's palace include the traditional singers, rituals attached to the people of Rwanda, poems among many more.

 

Akagera National Park

A trip to Rwanda is not complete without a game drive at Akagera national park. It offers endless game drive games showcasing the itch of biodiversity that has made an incredible remark from the nearby Rwandan genocide of 1994. Akagera national park protects wetlands that boast the survival of the Big Five animals, birds, and antelope.

 

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is Rwanda’s largest lake covering all your outdoor adventures if you are ready to kick off your feet as you relax in a no better place compared to Rwanda Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu stands in 2,700-square-kilometer with emerald evergreen vegetation and is accompanied by misty chained mountains. 

 

 Ethnographic Museum

An ethnographic museum is where the best collections of archeological & ethnological artifacts are showcased in Rwanda, Rwanda’s Ethnographic Museum is situated approximately 130 kilometers south of Kigali in the Huye district.  Ethnographic museum was gifted to Rwanda’s government by the Belgium government in 1989 in the honor of their 25th-anniversary independence of Rwanda.

 

Rwanda’s Ethnographic Museum has seven galleries that remind tourists during the pre-colonial time of Rwanda. Tourists will view impressive collections such as woven baskets, musical drums, traditional garments made from animal products, spears and bows, and old farming tools. Tourists can see the authentic royal homes and study how it was built, live art and crafts demonstrations.