Tina Magazine will today be sharing with you one of the best beauties of Africa at the moment. Yes! Rwanda.
Well, if you are not east African then you should know Rwanda is one of East Africa’s most impressive countries. With verdant green hills, some of the region’s best coffee and tea, spectacular scenery, and fascinating wildlife, Rwanda has a lot to offer the adventurous traveller. Read on to check out 14 of the best life-changing experiences you can only have in Rwanda.
Rwanda, the undulating and luscious “land of a thousand hills”, and a country which exhibits hope and renewal following its turbulent past. Now two decades after the genocide, Rwanda has become Africa‘s comeback kid, with efforts to clean the streets, embrace peace and encourage prosperity being extremely successful, and elevating the land back to its rightful place of revered natural beauty. Scenery seekers will not be disappointed here, with breathtaking vistas, wondrous wildlife and verdant greenery stunning at every turn.
The country is extremely small and there is one thing that everyone knows you can do in Rwanda, gorilla trekking. I would implore you to get to know the people of the nation as they have been through very tumultuous times and have risen above that to create a very unique place in Africa.
Below you will find seven beautiful places in Rwanda
Top 7 Tourist Destinations You Should Visit In Rwanda
An amazing city in the heart of Rwanda, Kigali is a gorgeous city with great weather. You can get a taste of history here by visiting the genocide memorials and learn about the turbulent past of the country. While I lived in Kenya & Ethiopia while I was living overseas in Africa, after visiting Rwanda you could definitely settle down here.
The United Nations (UN) has named the capital city of Rwanda, Kigali as the most beautiful city in Africa. This announcement has caused an uproar online. Many Africans do not agree with the United Nations. They have come out in defense of their cities as the most beautiful in Africa.
One of the most impressive ways to experience Rwanda is through hiking. The Congo-Nile Trail is a famous passage that winds alongside the country’s most famous stretch of crystal water, Lake Kivu, and offers participants dramatic vistas, thick vegetation and of course, the rolling hills from which Rwanda earns its affectionate nickname. The power of uninhabited nature here is spectacular, especially in the shadow of the majestic mountains passed along the way. There are plenty of reputable retailers offering hiking packages, including the renowned Rwanda Gorilla Tours.
Replicating scenes like those seen in The Lion King, the breathtaking Akagera National Park is home to some of the most impressive animals on the planet, including elephants, zebras, buffalos, baboons, leopards and hyenas, creatures who have found a home here amongst the stunning savannas, dramatic mountains, green grasslands and tree-fringed lakes. There are plans to reintroduce lions and black rhinos here now that poaching laws have been significantly strengthened, and with over 1200 kilometers to explore, visitors here can lose themselves for days in the awe-inspiring natural beauty.
4. LAKE KIVU
6. MOUNT BISOKE
Mount Bisoke is an active volcano in the Virunga Mountains of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. It straddles the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but the summit is located in Rwanda.
7. Gorilla Parks In Rwanda
Ever since the 1988 Hollywood hit Gorillas in the Mist, primates in all their enthralling, furry glory have been one of the biggest draws for Rwandan travellers.
The mountain gorillas of East Africa were made famous by Dian Fossey who was killed here about 30 years ago, and they continue to thrive
The national parks housing gorillas here have significantly improved in recent times, now including more efficient road systems, an increased number of rangers and improved methods of wildlife conservation. Of the 880 gorillas thought to be left in the wild, an estimated 300 reside in Volcans National Park in the Virunga Mountains, a stunning stretch of green oozing with dramatic scenery and lush, verdant vegetation. Visitors will need to purchase a permit to gain entrance into the park, and although this sometimes can be quite expensive, it proves well worth it once you’re witnessing giant gorillas living in their natural terrain.
Watch a 2018 video displaying Rwanda below.
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SEE ALSO: BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF KIGALI CITY, RWANDASOURCES: tinamagazine.com,theculturetrip.com