Rwanda- Known as “A Country with a thousand hills” has been voted as the winner of Africa exhibitor in the just concluded tourism and travel exhibition (ITB) held in Berlin from 1st-4th March 2015. Rwanda compared to Uganda invests so much in Tourism marketing and this is a testimony that their efforts have started to yield fruits.
vKnown for her genocide of 1994 where many people majority tsutsi were killed and massacred in cold blood, the country has developed to become the leading mountain gorilla tracking country in Africa much as the price of gorilla permits in Rwanda are far much expensive compared to those in Uganda. Kigali has been voted as one of the few cleanest towns in Africa, roads have been tarmac ked and the country is set to benefit from tourism. Compared to Uganda, Rwanda does not have many tourist attractions apart from the gorillas in volcanoes National Park, the semi habituated chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park, the Kagera national park as well as their amazing culture. Despite this shortage, the government has invested in a lot of funds in tourism making Rwanda more attractive than Uganda.
Tourism remains a major forex earner of the country and the government investment remains strong since Rwanda is not doing well in other sectors such as Agriculture, industry among others.
Joins us on our gorilla trekking tours to trek habituated gorilla families in Rwanda. There about ten habituated gorilla families that can be trekked every day. A maximum of eight people have to visit each family every day. In Volcanoes National Park, several accommodation properties exist and include Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Lebambou Gorilla Lodge among others. While in Volcanoes National Park, you can trek Golden Monkeys or visit Diane Fossels Grave.
Visit the Nyungwe forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk. Some communities of semi habituated chimpanzee do exist in this forest which is also famous for bird watching. A night or two at Nyungwe forest lodge is truly rewarding.
Visit Lake Kivu for boat cruises to explore some fishing villages as well as some hotsprings that exist on shores of this lake. There several accommodation properties which include Lake Kivu Serena.
Consider visiting Kigali city for a city tour as well as visiting the Genocide memorial center to learn more about the 1994 genocide and reconciliation efforts being fostered by the current government.