Rwanda is a landlocked country in central Africa, its one of the country’s in the world to find mountain gorillas and be able to observe gorillas in the world. Rwanda has got spectacular landscapes with stunning rolling hills patched with green valleys.
There are many reasons for visiting Rwanda some of which can be seen below:
Nyungwe forest boasts with 25% of Africa’s primates and the magnificent canopy walk, there are about 400 habituated white and black colobus monkeys, 300 species of bird and 75 mammal species.
The canopy walkway is divided into three sections of a 160 meter stretch, the longest is the second of a 90 meter stretch, the first is a 45 meter stretch and the third which is the shortest is 25 meters, the highest point of the 90 meter stretch is 70 meters from the ground. Some of the monkeys to see in Nyungwe are owl faced monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys and Vervet monkeys among others.
Chimpanzee trekking is one of life experiences you should try. Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking can be done in Nyungwe forest in Rwanda. The chimpanzees are man’s closest relatives with a DNA of 98.7% . Watching this great apes is marvelous as you watch mothers feeding their children and teaching them skills.
Volcanoes National Park for Mountain gorillas
One of the reasons you visit Rwanda is to encounter the enchanting gorilla families, gorillas can be trekked in volcanoes national park. The great apes have greatly increased over the years due the conservation efforts started by an American primatologists who was called Dian Fossey.
Golden monkey trekking
Golden monkeys are also one of the fascinating creatures you should visit in Rwanda, these unique primates are very playful and beautiful to behold. Golden monkey trekking also comes with a bonus of watching other primate species.
Rwanda has got dreading history about the Rwandan genocide one of the reasons you should visit the country is to explore the historical sites of Rwandan genocide. The Rwandan genocide saw the killing of over 800,000 Rwandese in the war against the Hutu and Tutsi. One of the places you can visit the Nyamata church where many people were massacred during the genocide, the place hasn’t really changed since the incident happened.
One of the reasons you can visit Rwanda is to explore the untouched African culture, it’s only in Rwanda were you will have an opportunity of becoming a king for a day and you enjoy the pleasures of being in an African palace. Visiting the Batwa people will also give you a thrilling experience as you listen to ancient stories of people who lived within the rainforests of volcanic ranges for over 500,000 years.
Visit Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu is considered the highest lake in Africa flowing about 1460 meters from the ground, you can also visit port like the Rubavu and many more. The lake provides magnificent views and has got a lot of recreational activities to be enjoyed.
Rwanda is not only with mountain gorillas but also wildlife if you visit places like Akagera national park where you can see animals like giraffes, elephants, buffalos, leopards, hippos and many more. You will also be able to see various species of birds.
Inema art center
The Inema art center is one of the places to visit and get some handmade African crafts to take home for remembrance. There also some other art galleries you can visit. You can also visit a lot of Rwandan museums and learn a lot about African cultures.