Popularly known as the land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is located in the south western part of East Africa with Kigali being its capital city. Rwanda is one of the best places to visit in East Africa much famous for gorilla tracking in Volcano National Park. There are a lot more other things to do on a typical safari in Rwanda;
Forest/ canopy walks and primate tracking in Nyungwe National Park, game viewing in Akagera National Park, sightseeing of the Genocide memorial Centers Nyamata & Ntarama Genocide Memorials being the two most powerful Genocide memorial churches located on the out skirts of Kigali. With Rwanda’s rich culture, you can’t miss out on a cultural encounter; visit cultural centers to witness the intore dance and learn more about the way of living of the Rwandese people.
Not to forget, the Musanze cave lying in a volcanic region where different lava flows joined to create the Albertine Rift Valley. The cave its self has no less than 31 entrances, hosting a good number of bats.
A visit to twin lakes Ruhondo and Burera being among largest in Rwanda for sightseeing of their breathtaking scenery as the shores of the lakes are heavily terraced and cultivated with crops and a good view of Virunga volcanoes loom in a distance. The lakes are surrounded by small villages and offer the opportunity to interact with the local communities especially the fishermen, you will get to learn of local fishing methods and how the fishermen toil to make a living. A boat ride or fishing trips on the two lakes is possible; all you have to do is to make an arrangement with the local fishermen.
When is the best time to Visit Rwanda
Rwanda can be toured any time of the year but dry season being the most preferred which starts from May to September, this can be a little easier to track the Gorillas.