Rwanda, formerly Ruanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, its capital city is Kigali. Kigali is picturesque with many sights and delights. Formerly known for its past history, Rwanda is currently the trending destination to discover. For the past few years, this wild little paradise in East Africa has focused on high-end and responsible tourism. Just what it takes to give you an extraordinary experience, in complete safety. Rwanda is the only country in the world where people alongside their President participate in National service activities “Umuganda” every last Saturday of the month.

Why travel to Rwanda?

Its accessibility, its safety climate, its small size and its numerous national parks give Rwanda serious advantages.Rwanda, renowned as land of thousand hills is an impeccably beautiful country; characterized by fascinating savannah, undulating hills and deep valleys, abundant wildlife and natural aesthetics. Rwanda is one of only two countries in which mountain gorillas can be visited safely. It’s the home of the last surviving mountain gorillas. Rwanda has 5 volcanoes, Karisimbi,Muhabura, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga, Karisimbi is the highest volcano among the others with 4507 m above sea level and it is here where the mountain gorillas are found.

Rwanda benefits from a very nice temperate climate all year round so you can visit it anytime. Their local cuisine which consists only of organic foods is just amazing! Music and dance are also an integral part of Rwandan culture, particularly drums and the highly choreographed intore dance. Traditional arts and crafts are produced throughout the country, including imigongo, a unique cow dung art.

Rwanda can be visited by everyone (young people, retirees, honeymooners, families, groups,etc).

Commitment to sustainable tourism

When it comes to sustainable tourism in Africa it is a trend to visit Rwanda for it is well known for the master plan set by the government for sustainable tourism and the no plastic allowed in the country rule. Rwanda is known as the cleanest country in the entire African continent and they set a good example for other countries in Africa. Rwanda has been lauded for its efforts towards sustainable tourism development by promoting ecovillages and sustainable real estate construction, sustainable home-stays and wildlife viewing in its national parks, as well as the sustainable transportation facilities.

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