Rwanda attractions

Kigali city



The City of Kigali is the capital of Rwanda and it is located at Rwanda’s geographical heart. The City of Kigali has rapidly grown in a modern city in the last decade and it has not only become Rwanda’s most important business center but also the main port of entry.

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Lake Muhazi



Lake Muhazi is located in the eastern part of Rwanda. It is accessible from three of Rwanda's primary routes. The Kigali to Gatuna road passes close to the lake's western end, the Kigali to Kayonza road, which runs parallel to the lake to the south; finally, the Kayonza to Kagitumba road runs along the lakeshore for 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) near Gahini,[6] before passing over two of the ridges emanating from the lake and finally leaving the lake near Kawangire.

Lake Muhazi is 60 km long, in an east-west direction, but its width is less than 5 km.[8] It is located in east-central Rwanda and has shoreline in three of the country's five provinces.[2] The western third of the lake forms the border between Kigali Province (Gasabo District) to the south,[9] and Northern Province (Gicumbi District) to the north.[10] The eastern two-thirds or the lake is in the Eastern Province, forming the border between Rwamagana District to the south, and Gatsibo and Kayonza Districts to the north

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Gisenyi Hot Spring



Gisenyi hot spring with several small vents is located along the eastern shore of Lake Kivu several kilometres south of Gisenyi Town and near the local brewery. This hot spring is brecciated and silicified quartzite within waters temperatures between 70 and 75°C.

Uses of the hot springs in Rwanda

Warm water and drinking water heals various ailments.
Water from the springs stimulates body immune system after bathing with it and drinking some.
Hot spring water heals flu.
Water helps to cure all rheumatic diseases.
Hot springs are among top tourism destinations in Rwanda hence source of revenue.
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Bisoke crater lake



Mt. Bisoke, a dormant volcano, is located within Volcanoes National Park, and forms part of the Virunga mountain range bordering on DRC. It is approximately a 3 hr drive from Kigali.

You will need to meet your guide and group at the park reception. They will then guide you and your vehicle to the parking area to begin the hike. Note that the road from the reception to the parking area is very rocky and muddy. Depending on recent rains, you may require a 4x4 to access the starting point for the hike.

As I mentioned, the hike is guided. It is a strenous and challenging hike (set aside a full day to do this) that climbs to the top of Mt. Bisoke. I would not attempt this hike if you are unfit. There were actually a couple of people in our party that had to turn back. There are porters that are willing to take your pack up for you for a fee. Once at the top, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the forest and the crater lake.

Be sure to book the hike in the dry season, otherwise be prepared to contend with mud, mud and more volcanic mud that literally sucks you down. I recommend hiring gators from park reception (or bring your own) unless you like the idea of ruining your pants.

Top Tip: Keep your eyes and ears open on the hike, you may just come across a group of mountain gorillas like we did!

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Musanze Cave



This caving activity in these caves is fairly new and also started late last year. These are not yet so famous but part of it can be put on low promotion. I faltered upon on this when I arrived at the reception of volcanoes national park which was a little late for the activity in the park. I had also seen a sign post on the way and when I asked them, they informed me that they organize caving as well.



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Congo Nile trail



The Congo Nile Trail is a trail along Lake Kivu that extends from Rubavu, continues through Rutsiro via the Karongi, Nyamasheke districts and ends at Rusizi District.

227 km (141 miles) of beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills and clear water. The entire trek can be completed in a 10- day hike. However, the trip can be done in sections if travelers do not have the time to complete the entire trail. Trails give stunning views of the Lake Kivu coastline and offer adventurous travelers an exciting way to discover Rwanda.

Biking the Congo Nile Trail can be completed in 5 days, with rich views and immersive cultural experiences along the way. This trail appeals to adventure travelers and is a great way to experience Rwanda. The trail can also be split up if visitors do not have the time to commit to the 5 day journey. However, it is an experience worth selling to those who crave an off the beaten path adventure.


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Lac Kivu



Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.
People on the shore at Gisenyi, Rwanda
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Lake Kivu is approximately 90 km (56 mi) long and 50 km (31 mi) at its widest.[2] Its irregular shape makes measuring its precise surface area difficult; it has been estimated to cover a total surface area of some 2,700 km2 (1,040 sq mi).[citation needed] The surface of the lake sits at a height of 1,460 metres (4,790 ft) above sea level.This lake has a chance of erupting every 1000 years.[2] The lake has a maximum depth of 475 m (1,558 ft) and a mean depth of 220 m (722 ft), making it the world's eighteenth deepest lake by maximum depth, and the ninth deepest by mean depth.[2]

Some 1,370 km2 or 58 percent of the lake's waters lie within DRC borders.[citation needed]

The lake bed sits upon a rift valley that is slowly being pulled apart, causing volcanic activity in the area.

The world's tenth-largest island on a lake, Idjwi, lies in Lake Kivu, within the boundaries of Virunga National Park. Settlements on the lake's shore include Bukavu, Kabare, Kalehe, Sake and Goma in Congo, and Gisenyi, Kibuye, and Cyangugu in Rwanda.

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Canopy Walk in Nyungwe national park



Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the reason why Rwanda has become the top tourist destination in the world over. This is not only the place for relaxation but also one of the place for adventure and insight into Rwanda‘s single beauty. This forest is the largest protected mountain forest in Africa that covers between 1600 and 2000 sq metres and being a five hour drive into the middle of Rwanda, this long drive to Nyungwe also gives the guests an opportunity to drink in the country’s diverse scenery and the imposing land scape as you move to the main attraction. Once you get to the park, you will then prepare to join on one of the most unbelievable adventures you will ever have, the canopy walk.

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Gorilla tracking



The future of natural resources is based in the education of the present generations. We facilitate the educational tours in the National Parks and other attractions in Rwanda and with our collaborators in the region we arrange the visit to the tourism attractions of Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi and put you in touch with the regional Wildlife Clubs. Through the field trips, pictures, movies and films on the wildlife we allow the students (and their teachers) and members of institutions to enjoy the beauty of the nature, observe the challenge it is facing and the role they can play to adapt (and stop) the effects.

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Nyungwe national park



The future of natural resources is based in the education of the present generations. We facilitate the educational tours in the National Parks and other attractions in Rwanda and with our collaborators in the region we arrange the visit to the tourism attractions of Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi and put you in touch with the regional Wildlife Clubs. Through the field trips, pictures, movies and films on the wildlife we allow the students (and their teachers) and members of institutions to enjoy the beauty of the nature, observe the challenge it is facing and the role they can play to adapt (and stop) the effects.

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Akagera national park



The future of natural resources is based in the education of the present generations. We facilitate the educational tours in the National Parks and other attractions in Rwanda and with our collaborators in the region we arrange the visit to the tourism attractions of Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi and put you in touch with the regional Wildlife Clubs. Through the field trips, pictures, movies and films on the wildlife we allow the students (and their teachers) and members of institutions to enjoy the beauty of the nature, observe the challenge it is facing and the role they can play to adapt (and stop) the effects.

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