Rwanda a mountainous lies in the central part of Africa and is divided by the Rift Valley. There is an extensive mountain range extending from the northern to southern. This beautiful country is ahome to many attractions which are spread throughout the country. Rwanda's attractions mainly include national parks, museums, weter falls and lakes. Kigalit he capital does not offer many tourist attraction spots than areas at the board with other countries and fear from the capital.
The most interesting Rwandan attraction is the A'Kagera National Park which is located on the eastern part of the country. The national park comprises of a variety of wildlife animals and is the home of more than 500 kinds of birds. It comprises of Lake Mungesera and the Rusumo Falls.
The Parc des Volcans is one of the last sanctuaries where one can find the mountain gorilla. This region also has two active volcanoes. Lake Kivu is another popular Rwandan attraction which provides the opportunity for a variety of water sports and excursions on the lake. The Rugege Forest has some rare species of wildlife animals.
The surrounding city of Butare also host of Rwandan attractions and one can find some interesting craft shops, a botanical garden and museums. Beaches also form an essential part of Rwandan attraction. Tourists can visit an extensive range of beaches in Rwanda and have lots of fun.
Beyond the world-famous safari parks lies a trove of coastal treasures. Visitors can snorkel and dive fish-rich coral reefs, relax on pearly beaches, experience the melting pot of cultures and cuisines in Mombasa and Malindi, and explore tropical islands steeped in Swahili history.
Topographically, Kenya is stunning and amazing tourist destination. Surrounded by calderas and mountain ranges, the Great Rift Valley divides the country. To the east of this sweeping valley, visitors can climb the snow-cloaked equatorial peaks of Mount Kenya and fish for trout in crystal clear streams. Hell's Gate National Park harbors obsidian caves and hisses with natural geysers and hot springs. To experience the romance of Kenya's colorful colonial history captured in the film Out of Africa, head to Nairobi. This bustling capital is the gateway to one of the world's most evocative and exciting travel destinations in the following areas.
Akagera National Park is one of the famous national parks in the country of Rwanda. Akagera National Park is situated close to the border of Tanzania and is surrounded by the wondrous waters of the Akagera River. Akagera National Park houses the typical grasslands of the African Savannah.
Akagera National Park is set among the pictorial beauty of the lakes and the riverside which is a delight for the eyes of any tourist. Akagera National Park has a wide collection of wildlife and some of them are elephant, buffaloes, antelopes, lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, chimpanzees, gorillas and chimpanzees.
The Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre is another tourism part of Rwanda. This is a memorial of the 1994 genocide victims. The number of buried here is above 250000. This memorial is built on the graves of the buried. Donations are being accepted here the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre authority. People visit this place to remember their lost nearest ones. This place is free from entrance charge.
Rwanda is a place which boasts of a varied natural beauty and wildlife. Rwanda is located in the region of the Great Lakes and has five lakes surrounding the entire region. Lake Kivu is the largest freshwater lake of the Rwandan region. Lake Kivu is also one of the Great Lakes in the entire African continent.
Lake Kivu is an extremely beautiful lake which is enclosed on all sides by huge vertically steep, green terraced hills and the lake lies along the Congolese border. Lake Kivu flows into the Ruzizi River, which further flows southwards into the Lake Tanganyika. The lake covers a total area of 2700 square kilometers and falls from a height of 1460 meters above sea level.
Idjwi, the world's eight-largest inland island is located on Lake Kivu. Bukavu, Kalehe, Sake, Goma and Kabare in Congo and Kibuye, Cyangugu and Gisenyi cities of Rwanda are established on the shores of Lake Kivu.
Lake Kivu is one of those exploding lakes which are affected by fierce lake overturns. Periodic volcanic activity is quite common in the Lake Kivu. As a result, harmful chemicals from these volcanoes constantly get mixed with the lake water and there is a constant threat to aquatic life. Lake Kivu has been reported to contain a huge amount of methane gas which is being extracted gradually.
The three resort towns, Gisenyi, Cyangugu and Kibuye are located close to Lake Kivu. These resorts are connected to the lake with the help of a roller-coaster road which runs through luxuriant plantain field and small patches of the rainforest. The journey from Lake Kivu to any of the three resorts is one of the most astonishing journeys in the entire African continent.
Butare is one of the best tourist places in Rwanda. It’s called the intellectual capital of Rwanda. There are so many spectacular tourist spots, including the National University and the Institute Scientific Research. National Museum of Rwanda can also be found at Butare. It contains the ethnographic collections of the oldest and largest colony of Rwanda, Butare which is today’s sleepy and attractive city. This museum contains so many symbols of African culture and life.
The park is famous for the Great Migration when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson's gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from July through October. In the Mara River, throngs of hippos and crocodiles lurk. The park is also known for providing excellent predator sightings thanks to its relatively large populations of lion, cheetah, and leopard - especially in the dry months from December through February. Thanks to the parks altitude, the weather here is mild and gentle year round.
Kigali is enriched with tourism by the symbols of the massacre in Rwanda as it was a significant period in Rwanda. The Ntarama Church is another symbol of that part which is considered as one of the tourists most visited Church. This place is declared as a memorial to show a solemn mark of respect to the dead people of that nuisance. The bones, clothes, and other belongings of the dead by that time are displayed in this church.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the scenic country of Rwanda and was officially recognized as a national park in the year 2004. Nyungwe Forest National Park is situated at a distance of 225 km from the capital city of Kigali, 50 km from the southwestern coastal town of Cyangugu and 90 km from Butare.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is located at an altitude of 1600 to 2950 meters and the area experiences an average rainfall of 1800 to 2500 mm every year. Nyungwe Forest National Park is the biggest mountain rain forest which is still present in the continent of Africa. Some important things to visit in the Nyungwe Forest National Park include:
Mount Bigugu : The mount Bigugu is situated at a height of 2952 meters.
Kamiranzou : The Kamiranzou marsh extends over an area of 13 square kilometers.
Lobelias and orchids : More than 1100 species of giant lobelias and orchids are found here.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is a home to a wide variety of wildlife and some of them are striped jackals, marsh mongoose, African civet, serval cat, golden cat, red tailed monkey and Olive Baboons. Nyungwe Forest National Park is also a favorable place for over 275 kinds of bird species and some of them are Blue headed and regal sunbirds, the red throated alethe and the Ruwenzori Turaco.
Some of the activities where the tourists can participate in the Nyungwe Forest National Park are photography, mount climbing at Mount Bigugu, primate watching and bird viewing.
Kenya's capital and largest city, Nairobi, is legendary for its colorful colonial history. It was once the capital of British East Africa, luring settlers who came here to stake their fortune in the coffee and tea industries. Today, tourists can explore the city's famous historic sites as well as some excellent wildlife-related attractions. The Nairobi National Museum is a great one-stop spot to see exhibits on Kenya's history, nature, culture, and contemporary art. Green thumbs will also enjoy the botanic gardens on the grounds. Another popular tourist attraction is the Karen Blixen Museum, the restored residence of the famous Danish author of the book, ``Out of Africa``, also known by her pen name, Isak Dinesen.
To see wildlife without venturing far from the city center, visit Nairobi National Park, now a black rhino sanctuary and also home to a host of other classic safari stars including lions, leopards, buffalo, zebras, wildebeest, and cheetahs. Within the park's borders, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust offers close-up encounters with elephant orphans. And no visit to Nairobi would be complete without popping into the Giraffe Centre near the famous Giraffe Manor where these long-necked beauties eat out of visitors' hands. While visiting Nairobi, travelers should exercise care as crime rates have escalated in recent years.
The Nyungwe Forest is a part of Rwanda’s tourism and offers a chance to experience the biodiversity of Rwanda. This forest covers about 1000 square kilometers. It’s located at the Southwest Rwanda and the primates of here make the people to come on a tour here. This forest contains about 13 identified species, where some colobus monkeys and chimpanzees,L’Hoest’s monkeys, silver monkeys and owl face monkeys are included. You will truly enjoy about 270 species of birds flying here.
Rwanda is situated in the region of Great Lakes and has many beautiful and serene lakes bordering it. Tourists from all over the world come to have a view of these serene Rwanda lakes. There are five volcanic lakes which lie on the border of Congo and Rwanda and have their own attractions. The major Rwandan lakes include Lake Kivu, Lake Ruhondo, Lake Mugesera, Lake Burera Lake Muhazi and Lake Ihema.
Lake Kivu is the biggest of the numerous freshwater bodies that are in Rwanda. It is an outstanding beautiful inland body of water which is enclosed by vertical, green terraced hills along the border of Congo. There are three resort towns namely, Gisenyi, Cyangugu and Kibuye which are located close to Lake Kivu.
Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo are the two most neglected lakes of Rwanda. These lakes are surrounded by steep hills and large waterfalls with a backdrop of the Virunga volcanic mountains. These twin lakes are great spots to be visited after watching the gorillas in the Rwandan mountains.
The lakes in Rwanda offer ample scope for water gliding, swimming, canoeing and water-skiing.
Rwanda National Parks are the popular tourist attractions for all those who travel to the exotic country of Rwanda. Rwanda National Parks hold a variety of wildlife which ranges from impalas, deer, zebras, gorillas, elephants, buffaloes and giraffes. Rwanda National Parks are also famous for its birds and some of them are the bizarre shoebill stork, the papyrus ganolek and the fish eagles.
Some of the famous Rwanda National Parks are the Akagera National Park, the Nyungwe National Park and the Volcanoes National Park.
Rwanda National Parks enhance the beauty of its wildlife and also attract the tourists in general. Rwanda National Parks help to protect the wildlife and all the species of birds and animals that sometimes become extinct or are hard to trace.
The government of Rwanda takes all the initiatives to prevent the heritage of the national parks.
Volcanoes National Park is a forest surrounded park in the Virunga Mountains. This mountain acts as a border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and the Uganda. People come on a tour here to track the mountain families or the mountain gorillas. The great Dian Fossy lived here and died when she was studying. Then she was protecting the gorillas. The famous film “Gorillas in the Mist” showed her efforts. The tourists can see about 75 mammals including elephant, buffalo etc. here.