Explore Rwanda during CHOGM
Explore Rwanda during CHOGM : Rwanda will be hosting this year’s commonwealth heads of government meeting in Kigali the week of June 21, 2021. The country that was originally supposed to host the event in June 2020 but couldn’t because of the COVID- 19 pandemic is making preparations for this gathering to take in just a couple of weeks.
The CHOGM gathering is where heads of state from commonwealth countries discuss and make decision on governance, development and progress among the commonwealth countries.
The CHOGM meeting usually happens every two years but as stated couldn’t happen last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was last held in London 2018 and now it has come to Rwanda. Rwanda is also one of the new states in the commonwealth group.
Well as Rwanda we are glad to be hosting all the delegates this season for the CHOGM gathering and we look forward to an amazing time with each of them. We want to take this opportunity to encourage all the CHOGM delegates to take time after the CHOGM meeting to explore the beautiful land of Rwanda.
Rwanda has quickly grown to become one of the most sought after tourists’ destinations with quite a number of unique tourism places and activities that are not just breath taking but simply amazing to take part of.
So as you decide to explore Rwanda these are some of the places you should not miss out on during this season.
- The Rwanda Genocide memorial
A visit to the memorial grounds will give you a great understanding on how far Rwanda has come on its restoration and development journey. The memorial site walks you through some of the events that took place during the deadly 1994 Rwanda genocide that claimed several lives and affected many. That was such a dark period for Rwanda but when you see the history and compare with where the country is now; able to host the CHOGM gathering you will be glad you visited the Rwanda Genocide Memorial.
- Volcanoes National Park
Rwanda is among the 3 countries in the region that harbour mountain gorillas in their natural habitats and these mountain gorillas in Rwanda are found in Volcanoes National Park. Mountain gorillas are the most sought after primates in the region, so you being in Rwanda will give you a great chance to see these primates in their natural habitat and we greatly advise that you take hold of this chance. Volcanoes National Park is not far from Kigali so you will easily connect to the park from the CHOGM meeting.
- Nyungwe National Park
This park is quite far from the capital Kigali but it’s one parks you wouldn’t want to miss on your visit. In Nyungwe National park you will have an opportunity to experience the ancient Nyungwe forest, trek the famous chimpanzees and take the canopy walk – the only canopy walk in the East African region. If you are up for an adventure you will also have a chance to take part in the waterfall hikes, mountain climbing among others.
For you to enjoy Nyungwe National park you would have to place for a 3 or more days trip down to the south.
- Akagera National Park
On top having primates Rwanda is also home to a number of wildlife, you have a chance to visit Akagera National Park where you will enjoy game drives, birding sprees, boat rides, nature walks, sport activities and many more.
Akagera National Park is home to about 100 mammal species and over 400 bird species and is home to Lake Ihema. The park is not far from the capital so you can actually visit it in a day.
There are many more places you can explore in Rwanda but don’t miss out these top four.