Rwanda’s National Parks & Attractions

The 4 Parks

Akagera National Park

Akagera national park found in eastern Rwanda is a 2500 sq km of mainly Savannah land. The park is named after Kagera River that flows along Rwanda’s eastern boundary. The river feeds into Lake Ihema and other smaller lakes in and around the park. The park protects an African Savannah landscape of acacia and bush, with patches of open grassland and a dozen swampy lakes. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms a large protected wetland. Akagera national park …

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Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is best known for mountain gorilla trekking but the park is also rich with many other exotic activities for one to take on. This park is part of the Virunga volcanoes which are shared between Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo. This park is an evergreen bamboo forest with grassland areas, swamp, and heath in other areas. The mountain gorillas are the prime attraction in volcanoes national park with gorilla trekking happening all year round. Because of …

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Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe forest national park is found in western Rwanda and is one of the worlds most beautiful and pristine mountain rain forests. It is dominated by a series of mountains, originating in northern Uganda and Congo, running south through the Rwenzori mountains, western Rwanda and Burundi, to the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Nyungwe forest national park offers scenic views over the Lake Kivu and sometimes the Virunga ranges on a clear day. The forest has an extensive network of well-maintained walking …

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Gishwati-Mukura National Park

Gishwati-Mukura national park was created in 2015 with the government passing the law in an effort to protect the chimpanzees found in this park.

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Other Rwanda Attractions

Museums of Rwanda

The institute of Museums of Rwanda comprises of 6 museums in total with headquarters in Huye district. Below are the different museums in Rwanda and the areas they focus on Ethnographic Museum (‘The National Museum of Rwanda’) The national museum of Rwanda is located in Huye district which is en route to Nyungwe forest national park, 132 km from Kigali. It is the largest and most known of all the museums of Rwanda. The museum boasts of some of the …

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Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village Tour in Rwanda

While you visit Volcanoes national park in Rwanda for gorilla trekking consider to add on a visit to Iby’Iwacu cultural village to explore the culture and lifestyle of the Rwandan people. The cultural village started as a response to gorilla poaching which was carried out by some members of the community and was on the increase in-spite of the park recruiting more rangers for the protection of the mountain gorillas. It was later discovered that the poaching was partly due …

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Rwanda Genocide Memorial Centres

The Rwandan genocide memorial centers are spread all over the country with some more prominent than others commemorating the Rwandan genocide in 1994. It is believed that over 800,000 people were killed in a space of 100 days starting in April 1994. The centers have exhibits of remains, photographs, and personal belongings like clothing, shoes, and others of the genocide victims. The genocide centers act as a reminder of the evil act of genocide and an appeal that it should …

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Exploring Lake Kivu – Rwanda

Lake Kivu is located in western Rwanda and is shared with Democratic Republic of Congo with beautiful beaches, great tropical weather, and beautiful scenery. The lake provides the ideal place for rest and recuperation while on your safari in Rwanda. Some of the activities on the lake include, sunbathing, swimming, and water sports like Kayaking, wind surfing & canoeing. You can visit lake Kivu as part of your Rwanda safari itinerary or for a weekend if you work and live …

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