Rwanda is very blessed country with nature and has amazing scenes particularly of the sloping hills and that is why it was nicknamed “the land of a thousand hills”. Rwanda has various amazing tourist destinations that range from wildlife in the main national parks and also man made attractions.
Today, the country is among the best tourist destinations Africa and it’s unquestionably among the must visit destinations in Africa and the world at large.
After the genocide, the government of Rwanda under President Paul Kagame began working hard to restore the nation’s image and peace. The citizens in exile started returning to their home country and after a series of development program; the nation has enormously recovered and restored its image and today it’s among the best tourist destinations in Africa. The following are some of the reasons why Rwanda is a must visit destination.
The Amazing Landscapes in the Country
The country has a very delightful scenes particularly of the gently sloping hills particularly in the countryside most of which are covered with vast coffee, bananas and tea plantations. All these offer awesome green picturesque views that tourists can only enjoy on the visit to Rwanda. Simply viewing the landscapes is very breathtaking and the most tourists feel like staying there forever.
Rwanda Amazing Wildlife
The country has amazing wildlife ranging from wild animals to ecosystems providing excellent wildlife experience for tourists on wildlife tour in the nation. Most of the wildlife attractions of Rwanda are located in four major wildlife parks that include Akagera National Park found in the country’s eastern part. It is the main savanna park and various attractions of wildlife such as lions, elephants, crocodiles, waterbuck, hippos, giraffes and various bird species. This is the best national park for tourists on boat tours, game drives and nature walks.
There are various primates in the country most of which live permanently in the forests of Nyungwe Forest Park which is situated in the southwestern park of Rwanda. The national park is home to the highest chimpanzee population in the country and it’s the best place for chimps tracking and bird watching can be experienced here.
Volcanoes National Park is another wildlife part in the country with the main tourist attraction of the nation mountain gorillas. There are about 900 mountain gorillas remain in the world and the Rwanda has about 300 of them with 10 habituated gorilla groups. Each gorilla group / family can be visited by a group of eight tourists every day and spend with them a maximum of one hour. There is variety of attractions in the park and they mainly include the golden monkeys, various bird species, forest elephants, among others. The fourth recently created national park is the Gishwati forest, which is also located in the western part of Uganda. The park has several species of primates especially wildlife, duiker forest birds, among others.
Rwanda Safety and Welcoming People
The country much as experienced the 1994 genocide, the country is currently among the safest countries in Africa. Rwanda’s capital – Kigali is very safe in terms of security and health. The people of Rwanda are extremely friendly and welcoming and most of the time their social nature encourages travelers to always visit Rwanda. Rwandans are always ready to help any one need who need assistance and despite the fact they do not understand what you say, they will do their best to ensure that they extend the necessary assistance. They are very friendly and free to share and communicate.