When most people talk about taking a safari holiday in East Africa, Rwanda is rarely the first country that comes to mind. It is usually Kenya, Tanzania and then Uganda but there’s a lot to love about Rwanda that you may never get to know about unless you visit. In this article, we look at 3 quick, interesting reasons and attractions that you will enjoy should you ever decide to visit Rwanda.

1. The Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda

Historical Dian Fossey and other global wildlife conservationists have made it possible for Africa’s mountain gorillas to be maintained and subsequently kept safe and healthy for people to visit and experience while in Rwanda. If seeing these creatures in the wild is your ultimate travel dream, Rwanda gives you this opportunity at the Volcanoes National Park. Estimates indicate that approximately half of the mountain gorillas in the world live in the Virunga Mountains, part of the Volcanoes National Park, so your primate trek through the montane forests will be rewarded with an hour of watching the gorillas engage in natural behaviors.

2. Kigali, an African city like no other

As Rwanda continues to emerge from a tragic past, Kigali represents the future as a thriving center for business and economic development, while maintaining its charm which is an accurate representation of the Rwandan people in general.

Kigali is one of the cleanest, most organized African cities you will visit, for example, the city is divided into distinct districts, with one reserved for government and administrative buildings. In another district, the city center is surrounded by shops and markets and so on.

Another beauty you are sure to marvel at while in Kigali is the Kigali arena. Kigali arena officially opened in August 2019, being the first 10,000 seater arena in Kigali built to enhance Rwanda’s position as a MICE destination. The Arena serves as a multipurpose facility that will continue to host indoor sporting events, concerts, corporate events, festivals, fashion shows, product launches, executive retreats, board & shareholder meetings, and a training center for sports coaches.

3. Fantastic weather in Rwanda

Rwanda’s weather is forever moderate. There are no extremes as the case is in most countries, especially in Europe, Asia and America. In fact, even in East Africa, Rwanda easily has some of the best weather compared with its surrounding neighbors. If calm, tranquil, predictable weather is a priority for you when choosing a travel destination then you can go wrong with Rwanda.

4. Friendly, safe people and neighborhoods

One of the key transformations in the post-genocide era has been the encouragement and enforcement of peace and unity in Rwanda. The people of Rwanda are friendly, and welcoming and they maintain a high sense of communal security. During your next visit to Rwanda, you can rest assured that you will enjoy every activity with no worry about safety or security. Of course, you are advised to observe a reasonable level of personal responsibility as far as your own safety is concerned but the law will also be by your side.

Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills surely has more than just 3 attractions or reasons to visit but these five highlights were selected by our tour and travel specialists as the most popular experiences by tourists in Rwanda.

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