Rwanda

Rwanda is a very famous site for tourists. Rwanda is situated in central Africa. Here you can find out natural vegetation, wildlife tourism, mountains, natural beauty also volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforests where you can find different African animals. After the genocide of 1994 in which we have seen that more than 800,000 people killed and infrastructure also collapse. But now travel and tourism is increasing with a very high speed in Rwanda. This country is known as the land of hills here you can find out more than 1,000 hills. The land of Rwanda is capable of growing tea, rice and coffee. Now Rwanda is focusing on travel and tourism facilities, cultural tourism and business facilities. Tourism statistics tell that in the year 2010 more than 666,000 people visited to Rwanda. As a result of this country earns 200 million dollars and this shows an increase of 14% from the previous year (2009).

Rwanda is having a large number of animals’ maximum of gorillas and Hippos it is believed that more than 20,000 are believed to be there. Plastic bags are not allowed in the Rwanda, nobody there can use plastic bags.

Rwanda is having a wildlife rainforests and scenic beauty parks. Here you can find out different types of birds like Albertine Rift endemics, Archer’s Robin-chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Collared Apalis, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Batis, Mountain Sooty Boubou,Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Rwenzori Hill Babbler, Grauer’s Rush, Archer’s Robin-chat, Neumann’s and Grauer’s Warbles, Stripe-breasted Tit, Masked Mountain Apalis and Strange Weaver.

Tourism Statistics

  • Year 2008: 22,303 tourists
  • Year 2009: 17,718 tourists
  • Year 2010: 50,000 tourists
  • Year 2011: Around 30,000 tourists

 

Top Attractions of Rwanda

  1. Kinigi
  2. Chyangugu
  3. Butare
  4. Nyungwe National Park
  5. Gisenvi
  6. Vironga
  7. Parc National des Volcanoes
  8. Kigali
  9. Parc National de l’ Akagera
  10. Lake Muhazi
  11. Lake Kivu

Top 10 Hotels

  1. The Manor Hotel
  2. Kigali Serena Hotel
  3. Lemigo Hotel
  4. Gorilla’s Nest Hotel
  5. Hotel Muhabura
  6. Virunga Hotel
  7. Home Inn
  8. Amahoro Guest House
  9. Hotel Malahide Paradis
  10. Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Top Restaurants in Rwanda

  • Brachetto Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Heaven Restaurant and Inn

Suggested Destinations

  • Cemeteries, Memorials & Tombs
  • Murambi Genocide Memorial
  • Kigali Memorial Centre
  • National Museum of Rwanda
  • Akagera National Park

What you can do in Rwanda

  • Adventure
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking

Events in Rwanda

Kwita Izina

In the year 2005 the Gorilla Naming Ceremony started by the ORTPN becomes community ceremony in the Rwanda. And in the year 2007 it was officially known as Kwita Izina. It is a function that is celebrated when a take birth in a family. The name is given to him/her in this ceremony. Since last three decades this ceremony was celebrated by the people of Rwanda.

Festival Panafricain de la Danse (Pan-African Dance Festival)

FESPAD festival held every 2 years. It was started in February 1998. This festival is for the people of Rwanda and the main motivate of this festival is to develop the community and help them. Basically this is a dance festival and targeting people to take part in social, economic and cultural events.

 

Geographical Statistics

  • Name: Rwanda
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Area: 26,338 sq km (10,169 sq miles).
  • Population: 12 million (2013).
  • Government: Republic (Gained independence from Belgium in the year 1962)
  • President: Paul Kagame since 2000
  • Government-Head: Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi since 2011
  • Currency: Rwandan franc
  • Official languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English