The Republic of Rwanda also known as “the land of a thousand hills” is a landlocked East African country bordering Uganda in the north, Tanzania in the east, Burundi in the south and Congo in the west. Rwanda as a tourist destination is quite fantastic with abundant tourist attractions and wildlife.
Rwanda has a temperate climate with two rainy seasons (February to April and November to January) and average temperatures range from 16 to 22 degrees Celsius.
Rwanda has substantial natural resources for tourism with a variety of landscapes and ecosystems and culture. Rwanda has five volcanoes, twenty-three lakes and numerous rivers. Dense tropical forests dominate the north of the country, while gentle hills and valleys, calm lakes and turbulent rivers in both savannah and dense tropical vegetation dominate the rest of the country.
Rwanda is today a premiere destination for gorilla trekking and has got 13 species of primates which have attracted multitudes of tourists over the years.
A canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park is a must do activity for a fun loving tourist and tracking mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park in Rwanda is one of the most popular tour activities in Rwanda.
A wildlife safari to Akagera National Park in Rwanda is always high on the agenda for most Rwanda safari tours due to the abundant wildlife including lions.
Away from Rwanda National Parks, visitors can explore Kigali City before they drive around the country. Kigali City Tour takes the visitors around the busy town where they are able to learn the history of the town from the colonial era to democracy, from slums to the suburbs with dozens of historic museums, memorials, churches and welcoming population.
Tourists can explore tea and coffee plantations, Lake Kivu and go the Congo Nile trail hike among other Rwanda tour activities
Rwanda’s National airline carrier, RwandAir has direct flights from London to Kigali. This makes the country easily accessible.
Currently, Rwanda is very peaceful, secure and politically stable and therefore safe to travel to any time of the year.