- Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 17:00
One of the most thrilling adventures you can have in Rwanda is to take a helicopter ride. Helicopter companies offer flights to and from different attractions or as scenic flights.
An aerial game flight is possible above Akagera National Park, which is a truly memorable way to see the wildlife.
To book a helicopter ride, contact your travel agent or tour operator.
- Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 16:56
Rwanda has many fascinating museums and memorials that are worth visiting on your trip.
One of the most known historical events is the tragic Rwandan Genocide which took place for 100 days in April. The Kigali Genocide Memorial center in Kigali commemorates the genocide, and explores other genocides around the world. The genocide memorial is a place for everyone to reflect on the past and the future.
The memorial opened in April 2004, ten years after the genocide. The Aegis Trust, a UK based organizing dedicated to preventing genocides, created the concept for the memorial and today they manage it.
Entry is free of charge. A useful audio guide is available for 9000RWF and a tour takes about one hour. The memorial is open everyday from 8am to 5pm, but the last entry is at 4pm
Many other cities and town have their own genocide memorials and you can ask for directions at any tourism information stand.
- Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 16:25
Africa’s fourth largest lake is located in Western Rwanda, and serves as a border between DR Congo and Rwanda. Lake Kivu is part of the Great Lake System and lies within the Albertine Rift. Lake Kivu has a rough, jagged coast and contains numerous islands.
A few resort towns are located on the banks of the lake. Lake Kivu is the perfect place to relax and take in some sun.
Less than an hours drive from Volcanoes National Park is Gisenyi, a lovely lakeside beach town. Gisenyi is set on a sandy beach lined with swaying palms, modern hotels and has a tropical atmosphere.
The beaches around Gisenyi are perfect for swimming, boat rides and a variety of water sports. Watersports available on Lake Kivu include windsurfing, hobie cats catamarans and kayaking.
- Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 16:48
The high altitude, volcanic soils and steep slopes are perfect for growing tea, and indeed it is Rwanda’s number one export. The quality of Rwandan green tea leaves is among the best in the world. The tea regions are picturesque, with rolling green hills, often covered in clouds.
Visitors can visit tea plantations, see how the tea is picked in the field, how it is fermented at perfect temperatures which turns it from green to brown and how tea companies are working with international ones to become certified organic and other sustainable initiatives. Of course the highlight of any tea tour is tasting the worlds’ best!
- Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 15:16
Inaugurated on the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, the Kigali Genocide Memorial in suburban Gisozi stands on a site where about 250,000 victims were buried, and it documents the events of 1994 in sobering and powerful detail.
Other historic landmarks include the Museum of Natural History, which opened in 2007 in a handsome residence built exactly a century earlier by Dr Richard Kandt, the founder ofmodern Kigali.