Dubbed the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, Rwanda is a landlocked country situated in the Great Lakes Region of eastern-central Africa. It shares borders with four countries; Burundi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.
Rwanda is an extremely beautiful safari destination with great variety and beauty. It boasts unique tourist attributes that make just an ultimate life time destination for of choice. Some of the attributes that are sure to make Rwanda the most memorable destination experience include;
The Mountains – Rwanda is not nicknamed “land of a thousand hills” by choice, the country is extremely mountainous the most prominent being the extensive range of volcanoes in the north west of the country. Other mountains include among others still active Mountains Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo.
The Beaches – Rwanda has many beautiful lakes and numerous rivers with astounding beaches. Rwanda beaches are excellent to spend an entire relaxing day, lazing around and enjoying with your family and friends. Billed as one of the safest countries in Africa, Rwanda beaches lure holiday travelers from all over the world.
The Lakes – Rwanda is situated in the region of Great Lakes and has many beautiful and serene lakes bordering it. Tourists from all over the world come to have a view of these serene Rwanda lakes. There are five volcanic lakes which lie on the border of Congo and Rwanda and have their own attractions. The major Rwandan lakes include Lake Ruhondo, Lake Burera, Lake Mugesera, Lake Kivu, Lake Muhazi and Lake Ihema. Lakes in Rwanda offer ample scope for water gliding, swimming, canoeing and water-skiing.
The National Parks – Rwanda National Parks are the most visited tourist attractions for all those who travel to this nature endowed country. They are home to a variety of wildlife including mountain gorillas, giant elephants, impalas, deer, zebras, buffaloes and giraffes. Some of the famous ones are the Akagera, Nyungwe and the Volcanoes National Parks. The parks enhance the beauty of the country and have given rise to a diversity of visitor-related activities particularly gorilla safaris in Volcanoes.
The Genocide Memorial Centres – After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, several memorial centres were established to honour those who lost their lives.Since many of them couldn’t be identified and were even devoured by wild animals, many were buried in mass graves with claims of many mass graves being dug by the victims before they were hacked to death. Among the include Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre, Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre and Nyamata Genocide Memorial.