Rwanda the land of thousand hills : Do you ever wonder what you Rwanda the land of thousand hills has to offer? Well wonder no more here are some of the things you will look forward to in this country
These are a given, the country is home to the great apes so on your visit to Rwanda be sure to encounter these animals in Volcanoes National Park. Mountain gorilla trekking is done almost daily in this park at only 1500 Us dollars.
The Genocide Memorial, Kigali
What is a visit to Rwanda without reaching the genocide memorial ground? In 1994, an estimated one million Tutsis where massacred by the Interahamwe army within a few months. This incident shaped so much of what Rwanda was seen as at that time, by the countrymen and the world at large. How the country has recovered from that time to date and more to the genocide story is told at the memorial centre through videos, eye witness accounts, images and much more. Do not leave Rwanda without a visit to this emotional site.
The capital city of Rwanda is one of the best places to be in the country. Plan to be in Kigali city for 2 or more days to experience the vibrant culture, nightlife and just beholding the beauty of a thousand hills.
Head to the Kimironko market and get a feel of the true Africa then proceed to the Inema Arts centre or the Rwanda Art museum for some local art. The former presidential place is also a great memory!
Mountains Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga, Karisimbi and Sabinyo
Ever dreamt of being in two countries at once on a mountain hike? If yes, you would not want to miss an opportunity to hike any of these Virunga mountains. the Virungas are found in three countries namely Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. On a completed hike of any of these mountains, you will be able to behold two or all the three countries. The most hiked mountain however in Rwanda is mountain Bisoke which is at a height of 3711 meters above sea level.
On your way up the mountain, rainforests and various animal species will be displayed before your eyes but that’s just the beginning. It will not be long before you discover that the trek is no walk in the park. Just like any other mountain hike, expect rugged terrains, steep slopes and all kinds of mountain obstacles. The best part? You will have a guide and after the 5 hours of the hike, you will have amazing images of a crater lake stuck in your mind forever. Did I mention that you will be in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the same time?
Rwanda is only one of two countries that has some golden monkeys left and the other, as you might have guessed is Uganda. The golden monkey trek is great in conjunction with mountain gorilla trek but that does not mean it cannot be done alone. This trek into the bamboo forests puts into perspective more of the forest plus this family of endangered primates. It takes an hour or so to find the golden monkeys in the bamboo forests making the trek easier for people of all fitness levels.
Chimpanzees in the Nyungwe forest
These our relatives are also a great option for tour in Rwanda away from the mountain gorillas. On your trek in the Nyungwe forest, you will be welcomed by sounds of chimpanzee chants and sights of the beautiful forest before you actually see the chimpanzees. You will learn before the trek that these primates are shy and therefore flash photography is not ideal.