This East African country is full of natural heritage sites which are declared by UNESCO. Through this content you are going to have some knowledge about the best tourist places in Rwanda. This country is enriched with its natural sources and mountains and lakes. But the memorials related to the massacre are really given much importance by the travelers.
10. Nyungwe Forest, Musanze
The Nyungwe Forest is a part of Rwanda’s tourism and offers a chance to experience the biodiversity of Rwanda. This forest covers about 1000 square kilometers. It’s located at the Southwest Rwanda and the primates of here make the people to come on a tour here. This forest contains about 13 identified species, where some colobus monkeys and chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s monkeys, silver monkeys and owl face monkeys are included. You will truly enjoy about 270 species of birds flying here.
9. Lake Kivu, Gisenyi
Lake Kivu can be considered as one of the best natural views of Rwanda. It runs a long way which is about 100 km along the western border of Rwanda and Congo. Lake Kivu is the highest lake of Africa and flows about 1460m high from the ground. The Rubavu is one of the ports of Lake Kivu. There are two more ports on it. The Rubavu port contains lake beaches with a stunning view of the most developed city of Rwanda, Virunga.
8. Nyamata Church, Kigali
The Nyamata Church is also a holder of the 1994, the genocide of Rwanda. The Genocide Memorial is also located by the church. The church has not changed a bit since the genocide. The clothes of the victims are still piled on the pews and if anything goes under change, even that also bears their bloodstains. Every year lots of people come on a tour here to know what actually happened to them was and to show respect to the buried. It’s much significance to the visitor to face the truth about Rwanda.
7. Ntarama Church, Kigali
Kigali is enriched with tourism by the symbols of the massacre in Rwanda as it was a significant period in Rwanda. The Ntarama Church is another symbol of that part which is considered as one of the tourists most visited Church. This place is declared as a memorial to show a solemn mark of respect to the dead people of that nuisance. The bones, clothes, and other belongings of the dead by that time are displayed in this church.
6. Akagera National Park, Kigali
Akagera National Park is located in Kigali and a safari park of Rwanda along the eastern boarder of. This can be called a part of the traditional East African safari. This park is a little small and not enough to compare with the east African reserves. It contains most of the mammals of Africa like elephant, buffalo, hippos and giraffe. A little number of lions and leopards are seen there. You can enjoy the 530 spices of birds here, including red- faced barbets and shoebills.
5. Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri
Volcanoes National Park is a forest surrounded park in the Virunga Mountains. This mountain acts as a border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and the Uganda. People come on a tour here to track the mountain families or the mountain gorillas. The great Dian Fossy lived here and died when she was studying. Then she was protecting the gorillas. The famous film “Gorillas in the Mist” showed her efforts. The tourists can see about 75 mammals including elephant, buffalo etc. here.
4. Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre/ Kigali Memorial Centre, Kigali
The Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre is another tourism part of Rwanda. This is a memorial of the 1994 genocide victims. The number of buried here is above 250000. This memorial is built on the graves of the buried. Donations are being accepted here the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre authority. People visit this place to remember their lost nearest ones. This place is free from entrance charge.
3. National Museum of Rwanda, Butare
Butare is one of the best tourist places in Rwanda. It’s called the intellectual capital of Rwanda. There are so many spectacular tourist spots, including the National University and the Institute Scientific Research. National Museum of Rwanda can also be found at Butare. It contains the ethnographic collections of the oldest and largest colony of Rwanda, Butare which is today’s sleepy and attractive city. This museum contains so many symbols of African culture and life.
2. Virunga Mountains, Virunga Volcanoes
If any tourist is interested in trekking then Virunga Mountains are waiting for him. This is the best place in Rwanda to trek with several options including to track the mountain gorillas. The highest point of this mountain is 4507m high and named by Mount Karisimbi. You can trek at Mount Viscos which is bout 3711m high and a beautiful lake passes through it. It will take only 6-7 hours of yours to go high and back. This is one of the best tourist places in Rwanda and most favorite for the nature lovers.
1. Inema Art Center, Kigali
The famous self taught artists and brothers has found the art center in 2012. They named by Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza. Their motive behind this art center is to hold the social, economical and personal creativity before the world. Inema Art Center is a home to 10 artists who learned and explore the African art and their hidden talent. The Inema Art Center is one of the best tourist places in Rwanda.