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Popular Tourist Destinations in Rwanda

Popular Tourist Destinations in Rwanda

The popular tourist destinations in Rwanda are the ones you should plan to visit while on your Rwanda safari. Rwanda, a landlocked nation that is now gaining popularity as a travel destination in the world and throughout Africa, is richly blessed with breath-taking tourist attractions that are strategically placed all over the country.

Here are some of the top tourist places in Rwanda that will provide you with great adventure experiences and memorable moments. Rwanda is home to a wide variety of adventure activities and tourist attractions.

Volcanoes National Park

The rare and endangered mountain gorillas, which are the main draw for tourists to Rwanda, as well as golden monkeys and other wildlife species, as well as five of the extinct inactive volcanoes that make up the virunga volcanoes chain, call Volcanoes National Park home. It is ranked as the most popular adventure destination among the top 5 best tourist destinations in Rwanda.

Just two hours by car from Kigali, in the Musanze district of Rwanda’s northern province, lies Volcanoes National Park, where tourists can partake in activities like the amazing gorilla trekking experience, golden monkey trekking, hiking popular volcanoes like Mount Bisoke and Mount Karisimbi, exploring Diane Fossey’s tomb, and bird watching, among others.

Other complimentary adventure activities in Musanze that are close to Volcanoes National Park include visiting the Gorilla Guardians’ Village (formerly the Ibyi’wacu Cultural Centre), canoeing on the Mukungwa River, taking boat trips on the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, and visiting the Musanze Caves.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

The prime rival rain forests of Nyungwe National Park, one of the oldest and largest in Africa, are home to a sizeable population of chimpanzees, Colobus monkeys, l’hoest’s monkeys, which are endemic to the Albertine region, as well as other innumerable attractions. It is ranked among the top 5 best tourist destinations in Rwanda.

In the southern province’s Nyungwe Forest National Park, visitors may go chimpanzee trekking, take Canopy Walks, search for Colobus monkeys, go on guided nature treks through tropical and montane rainforests, climb to waterfalls, view birds and engage in a variety of other astounding activities. Visitors may also enjoy cultural tours, tea plantation experiences at the Gisakura tea estate, and many more complimentary activities in the vicinity of the Nyungwe woods.

Akagera National Park

Visit Akagera National Park in Rwanda’s eastern province for unrivalled opportunities to see leopards, lions, rhinoceros, buffaloes, elephants, various species of antelope, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, hippos, and some rare species of primate. Akagera National Park is the only savannah park in the country, and it is home to the big five mammals as well as many other impressive wildlife species.

Lake Kivu

Adventurers looking for leisure, watersport activities, and a taste of beach life on their Rwanda safari may explore the interesting Lake Kivu, which is one of the top 5 greatest tourist spots in Rwanda. The largest lake in Rwanda, Lake Kivu, has deep, emerald-green waters and is surrounded by extinct volcanic mountains in the west of the country. Visitors can enjoy kayaking, fishing, boat trips to the lake’s various islands, relaxing on the beach, and other adrenaline-pumping activities there.

Kigali City

Most tourists take a tour of Kigali city, which is a blend of modern and traditional settings, and they visit significant and phenomenal landmarks like the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds, the old and new Kigali, Kigali local markets, Kigali art and craft centres, museums, and many other places. The vibrant and verdant city of Kigali is ranked as Africa’s cleanest city, it has a lot of spectacular and impressive sightings, warm and welcoming people.

Include these well-known tourist attractions in Rwanda on your bucket list if you intend to travel there. Get in touch with us to get the most individually tailored Rwanda adventure safari package created for you that meets both your needs and your budget.

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