What are the Best Rwanda Safari Attractions?
The vibrant, thriving capital city of Kigali is geographically located at the centre of Rwanda. It’s a common starting and end point for most Rwanda safaris, as well as being the economic and cultural centre of the country. A stop-over here should include a visit to the genocide memorial – a moving and insightful experience.
By far the most popular Rwanda attraction is the Volcanoes National Park; the home of almost half the world’s existing population of mountain gorillas. While gorilla trekking expeditions are the primary reason for visits to the park, the Volcanoes National Park also offers excellent hiking and nature walks through the dense tropical foliage and mountain climbing on one of the 5 volcanic peaks.
One of Africa’s Great Lakes, Lake Kivu lies along the eastern border of Rwanda, separating it from the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the rustic town of Gisenyi, the lake is lined with sandy shores and is an ideal stopover for travellers heading to and from a gorilla trek in the Volcanoes National Park.