Rwanda is known as one of the most scenic countries in all of Africa, and is one of the best places to see mountain gorillas. Rwanda is full of excellent cultural activities, as well as opportunities to learn about the country’s recent history, such as the Genocide Memorial in the city of Kigali.
Major Attractions in Rwanda
Nyungwe National Park
Located in southwestern Rwanda, Nyungwe National Park features rainforest, bamboo, swamp, and grassland landscapes, and is home to over 10 different species of primates, including chimpanzees and baboons.
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park is a rainforest park originally created to protect gorillas from poachers. The park great for guided gorilla trekking adventures, as well as viewing some of the park’s namesake volcanoes.
Lake Kivu is a large freshwater lake that offers opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, and relaxation.