Rwanda is an enchanting country in Africa and a hidden gem of the world, offering an array of unique travel experiences. This African land boasts natural beauty in abundance, from pristine lakes and tropical rainforests to exotic flora and fauna and volcanic peaks. A trip to Rwanda is associated with the ideal opportunity to encounter the critically endangered mountain gorilla… The Volcanos National Park in north western Rwanda is the world’s most popular mountain gorilla sanctuary; there are less than 700 of this species left in the world, and this incredible park allows you to catch a glimpse of them, plus other wildlife including golden monkeys, 178 bird species and spotted hyenas. Enjoy awe-inspiring natural scenery and witness five extinct volcanoes, two of which can be climbed at the Volcanos National Park. Another amazing wildlife attraction in Rwanda is the Nyungwe National Park, a mountainous rainforest reserve nestled amidst tea plantations. This beautiful park offers adventures such as nature trails, the first tree top forest canopy walk in East Africa, bird watching, primate viewing and chimpanzee tracking. Brightsun Travel offers great value holiday packages to Rwanda, allowing you to plan an adventurous trip here with once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters.
Once you’ve explored the wonderful nature and wildlife of Rwanda, you can make a start on some sightseeing to learn about the rich culture and heritage of this nation. Rwanda as a country has developed considerably and has become much geared to tourists. There are lots of enlightening remnants of the country’s past to witness, many of which are situated in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre is a good place to start your exploration; it’s the final resting place of over 250,000 victims who lost their lives during the Genocide against the Tutsi here in 1994. There’s a museum at this memorial which offers a heart breaking insight about this tragic event and how Rwanda has recovered from it. Kigali’s Inema Art Center is another must-visit cultural space which is dedicated to creative expression. This colourful gallery displays contemporary artwork created by local African artists and often hosts fun workshops and dance programmes. For the ultimate immersive experience, visit Kimironko Market; this vibrant local marketplace sells items from all over Africa, including souvenirs, clothing, fresh groceries and home items. It’s a delight for all the senses! Bag yourself a great value holiday to Rwanda with Brightsun and look forward to many unforgettable travel experiences.
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