Rwanda Travel Guide
The “land of a thousand hills” is a landlocked country surrounded by Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. The capital of this beautiful country is Kigali, which is the largest city and economic hub of Rwanda with an estimated population of 1 million people. The best time to visit Rwanda depends on where you want to visit and why you're travelling.
When planning for Rwanda travel, take note of Rwanda climate. Rwanda's long rainy season lasts from about March to May. The long dry season begins from June to mid-September; this is generally the best time to visit Rwanda. October to November is a shorter rainy season and it's followed by a short dry season from December to February. Overall Rwanda has a good weather throughout the year though the dry season is more preferable.
Best Rwanda Hotels & Safari Lodges
Rwanda’s safari Accommodation are aimed at attracting 3 types of tourists: Business Travelers who are interested in affordable hotels near Kigali city centre, eco-tourists who enjoy nature-based activities and national parks, and Explorers who are interested in Rwanda’s history and culture. Hotels rates in Rwanda vary quite dramatically; certain areas offer competitive prices and cater for a range of budgets, while others are far more basic. Check our complete hotel list featuring luxury hotels, cheap lodges and safari camps in Rwanda.
There are many international airliners flying to Rwanda direct or via Uganda to cater for your travel needs to Rwanda. The main airport in Rwanda is Kigali international Airport. Some Airliners to Rwanda are; Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Rwanda airline.
Places to Visit in Rwanda
Also referred to as the ‘green country’, the north of Rwanda has a commanding position over volcanoes and bordered by Lake Kivu to the west.
Rwanda has also 3 national parks :
- the Volcanoes National Park just a short two hour drive from Kigali.
- Nyungwe National Park is one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests,
- And Akagera National Park, defined by its “archetypal African savannah landscape”
Gorilla Trekking & Tours
Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where the mountain gorillas live.
Visiting Rwanda for gorilla trekking can be done all year round. Wildlife is also big in Rwanda, these animals are well protected from poachers and thus are able to roam freely in the huge national parks. Rwanda is popularly known for its mountain Gorillas that are often seen as timid and subdued. These giant Gorillas can be found in the Volcanoes National park. There are several things one can do while in Rwanda national parks. It has various interesting things to do and see as gorilla safari. Ever fancy visiting this beautiful nation soon, get the lowest rates on hotels in Rwanda from Jumia Travel.
History of Rwanda
The first habitants of Rwanda were the Twa, a pygmy group of people that now account for just 1% of the population. Other ethnic groups are the Tutsi and the Hutu who speaks the same language but differentiated by their stature. The Tutsi are tall and slender while the Hutu people are short and plump.
Another notable part of Rwandan history is The Rwandan Genocide, which took place in 1994. The Kigali Genocide Memorial, in Kigali, Rwanda, commemorates the massacre. Remains of over 250,000 people are interred at the memorial.
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