What Can I Do In Rwanda In 2024/2025

what can i see and do in rwanda in 2024/2025


There are so many reasons why travelers should visit Rwanda; it's the third-greenest place in the world and proudly protects four national parks, namely Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, and Gishwati Mukura National Park. Click here to see mountain gorilla trekking safaris 


These days, you will find tourists searching for a luxury experience in campsites or seeking out the country’s most famous mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees. Click here to see our recommended mountain gorilla trekking safaris.


Rwanda’s tourist’ attractions range from historical museums that inspire many travelers to the incredible local and international meals served high above the flashing lights of the city of Kigali. Rwanda is full of promised wonder. Exploring Rwanda leaves tourists emotional and enlightened. Add these attractions to the seven must-do encounters on their exploration itinerary of Rwanda for a taste of the possibilities.


Made-to-Order Fashion

Kirmironko Market has vendors selling brightly colored fabrics that are neatly folded and stretch from floor to ceiling. There are dozens of stalls in this market in Kigali. Have more time? Ask for rw&a Rwanda Clothing, where you will have a quick consultation with designer Joselyne Umutoniwase, who will lead you to the wild creation of a uniquely made couture outfit for you to take home. Kirmironko Market has a lot to offer, ranging from bags to baskets, and also across the country for tourists looking for beautiful souvenirs.


An Inspired History

Venture into the Cultural Heritage Corridor that takes place in the south of the capital of Kigali for a glimpse into the way former kings used to do their things. Visit the King’s Palace Museum in Nyanza, where you’ll find the traditional circle 10th century grass thatch hut palace right next to the 1931 concrete replacement. (The latter served the country’s last two kings.) Tourists shouldn’t miss the opportunity the opportunity to visit with the Inyambo cows in the back. These cows are a prestigious symbol of the former monarchy. Up to date Today, you’ll often spot their long horns showcased by traditional Intore dancers across Rwanda. There is the ethnographic museum located in Huye that offers a look into Rwanda’s culture via seven galleries that highlight textiles, architecture, and hunting weapons, among others.


Mountain gorillas, Rwanda

Rwanda is an incredible wildlife haven, ranging from mountain gorilla trekking safaris in the north to chimpanzee trekking in the south. Nyungwe Forest offers 13 varieties of primates alone. Rwanda is home to most of Africa’s fascinating creatures. Local tour guides are always available to help travelers explore the tropical rainforests and mountain terrain.

Rwanda is also famous because the primatologist Dian Fossey did her research on the great silverbacks for decades. Visitors to Musanze can visit a small museum in her honor to discover more, but they will soon be able to learn even more. Rwanda also has its first permanent, purposely-built gorilla research and education center that was completed in 2021. All the thanks go to the donation by the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.


 Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk

Create your own adventure. On the only suspended bridge in East Africa that is situated in the Nyungwe Forest canopy, which offers many primate species, the canopy walk takes place 70 meters above sea level in the tropical rainforest of Nyungwe. The canopy walk will never leave travelers disappointed in terms of adventure. It offers the multi-rolling hills of Rwanda.


"Singing Fisherman" on Lake Kivu

Paddle with purpose to spot the “Singing Fishermen,” who are the local men that use the songs to synchronize their paddles and travel with their heavy wooden fishing boats across the clear waters. Watching their painstaking preparation to catch the tiny isambaza fish on Lake Kivu is equally rewarding. There are also kayaking trips on Lake Kivu, either single or multi-day, in which tourists can participate on the Kingfisher Journeys. Tourists can enjoy the sunset.


Why should travelers visit Rwanda in 2024/2025?

Rwanda is located in the heart of Africa, to the south of the Equator, and offers an extraordinary wildlife experience, beautiful landscapes, and rich biodiversity.


 Gorilla trekking takes place in the heart of Central Africa in Rwanda, situated in the high mountains as you shiver more than sweat, in the memory of the primatologist Dian Fossey, in an old volcano tower, and covered with the rich, evergreen, lush tropical rainforest of the Virungas.


Gorilla trekking in Rwanda occurs in the far northwest of Rwanda at Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes National Park harbors the endangered mountain gorillas on the steep slopes of the magnificent mountain range, in montane-forest ecosystems, evergreen vegetation, bamboo forests, swamps, open grassland, and heath.


 Volcanoes National Park got its name from the chain of dormant volcanoes that adds up to the Virunga chained massif; other volcanoes include Karisimbi, standing at 4,507 meters, Sabinyo, Muhabura, Bisoke, and Gahinga. Volcanoes National Park also protects golden monkeys, offering unique experiences in Rwanda and bird watching with over 200 bird species.

 Nyungwe National Park is among Africa’s oldest tropical rainforests, offering rich biodiversity and amazing scenery. The chained mountainous region teams up with wildlife, including the chimpanzee population, 12 other primate species, the Lhotse’s monkey attached to the Albertine Rift, over 1068 plant species, more than 322 bird species, 120 butterfly species, and 75 mammal species.


 Akagera National Park is warm and accompanied by flat plains that comprise savannah, wetland, woodland, grassland, and endless lakes. Akagera national park partners with other African national parks, which aim at transforming all national parks into a first-class tourism destination to experience a lifetime safari. Akagera national park supports game viewing as travelers view big five roam in great numbers, bird watching with over 490 bird species. Akagera national park animals include cape buffaloes, elephants, zebras, baboons, monkeys, and giraffes, among others.


 Gishwati Mukura national park is Rwanda’s fourth national park, which makes up two separate rain forests. Gishuwati is larger than Mukura, which forms a total of 34 square kilometers plus the buffer zone. Gishwati Mukura forests divide the Congo and Nile water catchment areas, offering an incredible biodiverse Albertine Rift in the west with over 60 tree species that include indigenous hardwoods and bamboo.


Gishwati is home to over 20 chimp groups, golden monkey families, Lhotse's, and blue monkeys, as well as 232 bird species and 163 bird species at Mukura, including Albertine Rift Endemic Bird Species and forest specialists.

 Lake Kivu is part of Africa's Great Rift Valley and is located in western Rwanda. It is surrounded by chained mountains with endless views and deep, evergreen waters on its surface. Lake Kivu is Rwanda’s biggest and largest lake, and it is ranked as the sixth-largest in Africa.


The best time to visit Rwanda is during the drier months of June, July, August, and September, and December, January, and February. where you have the best opportunity to spot Rwanda's undoubted highlights, such as mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees. Rwanda’s rainy season kicks off in March, April, May, and November each year.

when is the best time to visit Rwanda in 2024/2025

The dry months of June and September are rewarded for being the best time to visit Rwanda. There is often clear cloud cover during this time every year, and it makes trekking mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees comfortable.