Top Things to do in Rwanda
Plan your Rwanda holidays around the top things to do in Rwanda.
From the forests to the volcanoes and the gorillas, there are so many things to do in Rwanda. For years, civil war and genocide marred life in Rwanda, but slowly, peace has returned to the country. Learn about the country’s tragic history at its various museums as you immerse yourself in the culture of the country on your Rwanda vacation.
Here is a list of the highlights curated by our Enchanting Travels specialists, which should definitely be part of your Rwanda travel guide!
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1Go on a gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park
On a Rwanda gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park, you will come close to the most spectacular mountain gorillas. Go hiking and trekking along the forest trails as you will be guided by a group of trackers and a ranger up the slopes of the volcano as you try and spot the magnificent beast.
You can also visit the grave of the famous gorilla researcher Dian Fossey.
2Head for a safari in Akagera National Park
One of the best Rwandan safaris takes place in Akagera National Park. This leads you through a fascinating, dusty landscape whose only lifeline is the Akagera River.
Witness zebras, giraffes, elephants, hippos and crocodiles, as well as lions and leopards.
3Understand Rwanda’s history at the National Museum of Rwanda
The National Museum of Rwanda in Butare gives you a deep insight into the country’s turbulent history. Understand about the genocide that ravaged the country in 1994 and how it deeply affected the country’s social and cultural fabric.
The knowledgeable guides will also tell you – with some luck – secrets from the life of the royal family.
4Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Kivu
On a boat trip on the shimmering Lake Kivu you can observe a variety of rare waterfowl. In front of an overwhelming mountain backdrop, pelicans, crowned cranes and majestic mangroves gather in search of food.
You can also visit one of the small volcanic islands.
5Take a tour of Nyungwe Forest National Park
The colorful plant world of Nyungwe Forest National Park includes over 100 orchid species.
Custom Rwanda trips offer you the unique opportunity to discover more than thirteen different species of primates here, including mantle moths and chimpanzees.
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