Rwanda, formerly Ruanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, its capital city is Kigali.
Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. It is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains.
Gorilla trekking is certainly the biggest draw of Rwanda. However, it’s not the only thing to do in the country. Rwanda has come a long way from the devastating 1994 genocide, transforming itself into a united, welcoming destination with a diverse array of attractions and experiences for travelers willing to make the long journey.
Come for the gorillas, then stick around to explore everything else this up-and-coming destination has to offer. Here is a bucket-list to do in Rwanda.
Gorilla and Primate Tracking
Climb Volcanoes National Park
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Dian Fossey’s Tomb
Butare’s Ethnographic Museum
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