Rwanda: Travel/Tourist information guide
Rwanda is a small country located in the eastern part of Africa. It is a few degrees south of the equator bordering Uganda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Important to know, Rwanda is the only country in the world whose parliament is dominated by more women than men. One of the incident that is most remembered about Rwanda also is the 1994 genocide that wiped away most of the country’s population. This was the time when two large clans in the country the Hutu and Tutsi rose against each other. Ever since, Rwanda has undergone a lot of changes since those times of the genocide and currently it is one of the cleanest countries in Africa. Most people visit Rwanda to see the startling gorillas. Most people fly out after seeing the gorillas unknowingly that they also miss out other treasures in this stunning country. Some of other distinct features that make Rwanda a tourist attraction country include:
The golden monkeys
The bamboo forest in Rwanda is globally known as the home for golden monkeys. Seeing these primates offers a surprisingly good adventure due to their exceptional behavior. However, most people who visit Rwanda miss the opportunity of seeing the golden monkeys due to the country’s high charges of seeing the gorillas ($750).
The Akagera National Park
The Akagera National Park is recognized as the home to hippos and elephants. It is also important to know that the Akagera has the largest number of hippos in East Africa. The government of Rwanda has made a lot of efforts to construct a smooth road making it only a two hours drive between Kigali and Akagera National Park. Once in Akagera National Park you can get attractive and luxurious services at the Rusizi Lodge. The Rusizi Lodge offers one of the best viewing experiences to enjoy the activities taking place at various locations of the park.
A visit to Kigali
Kigali is known to host the memorial genocide at Gisozi. This memorial site offers exceptional exhibits collected from the 1994 genocide. These exhibits do not only cover the Rwanda genocide but also other genocides across the globe. The Mayange Milleneum Village also offers community tours and you can enjoy watching traditional dancers, various celebrations that offers great experience to kids and basket weaving.
Finally before you leave Rwanda…
Having had an exceptional good time in Rwanda, you can order several books written about the 1994 genocide. One of these books is called We Wish to Inform You written by Gourevitch Stephen. A visit to Rwanda can also make you accept the fact that Rwanda hs got the most welcoming and friendly people.