WHY VISIT RWANDA
You will be able to begin by discovering the capital, Kigali, through a walk in its old town, the district of Nyamirambo, the cathedral of Saint-Michel, the mosque Masjid Medina, but also the memorial dedicated to the genocide, the cemetery of Heroes, The house of Richard Kandt, founder of the city in the early 20th century, which became the Museum of Natural History.
Another important city, Butare, the cultural center of the country, where you will visit several museums, such as the National Museum, the Museum of Traditions, and the historical site of the feudal monarchy (Nyabisindu site).
The Volcano National Park, to the north, houses the Virunga chain with its 7 volcanoes: it offers magnificent landscapes, giving the possibility to observe the Beringei gorillas by approaching them only a few meters away. Nearby is Lake Kivu, with beaches such as Kibuye, Gisenyi, and Cyangugu. Near the latter, you will see cotton and tea crops. Also, visit the Ndaba falls tumble 100 meters high, and the hot springs of Nyakabuye.
Do not miss Akagera National Park, to the east, with all its lakes, and its very diverse fauna: lions, monkeys, leopards, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, rhinoceroses, but also 540 species of birds. To discover an exceptional flora, explore the primary forest of Nyungwe, a jungle with millennial trees, where hundreds of species of orchids grow: it also harbors many species of primates.
WHAT TO SEE IN RWANDA
WHEN TO GO TO RWANDA
The best period to visit Rwanda is from June to September.
The climate is of the equatorial type, but the altitude of a good part of the country makes it more temperate. Two seasons of rain punctuate the year: one that lasts from September to December and another one from March to May.
On the temperature side, they are rather pleasant and do not vary during the year, with the thermometer displaying 30 ° C during the day and 15 ° C during the night. The best time to visit the country is between June and September.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of Rwanda.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH RWANDA
To move around the country, it is advisable to use a 4X4, given the state of the roads. Minibusses link important cities. In cities, the motorcycle taxi is convenient and very affordable.
by plane, the main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON RWANDA
health tips & vaccination: It is recommended to be vaccinated against meningitis in addition to conventional vaccinations. It is also mandatory to be vaccinated against yellow fever to enter the country. Drink only bottled water.
local currency: Rwandan Franc
local time zone: GMT+2
electricity: type C and type J (230 V – 50 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN RWANDA
typical food in Rwanda
souvenirs from Rwanda
- colorful basketry, fabrics like wax, or “tie and dye” with its beautiful gradations of colors, or even paintings
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