10 Interestings Facts About Rwanda

Land of a Thousand Hills

 Rwanda is famously known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” due to its picturesque landscape dominated by rolling hills and lush greenery.


Gorilla Trekking

One of the main attractions in Rwanda in Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park, where visitors can encounter endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Akagera National Park

This park offers the opportunity to see the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and various other wildlife species, such as giraffes, zebras, and antelopes.


Genocide Memorial Sites

Genocide Memorials: Rwanda has several genocide memorials that commemorate the tragic events of 1994 and serve as important reminders of the country’s history and resilience.

Lake Kivu

 Rwanda is home to Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes, offering opportunities for relaxation, water sports, and scenic boat rides.


Nyungwe Forest National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage since 2023. This biodiverse rainforest is home to chimpanzees, a variety of other primates, birds, and rare plant species, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts


Cultural Experiences

 Visitors can immerse themselves in Rwandan culture by participating in traditional dance performances, visiting local markets, and learning about the country’s rich heritage.

Cleanliness and Safety

Rwanda is known for its cleanliness and safety, making it a welcoming destination for travellers seeking a secure and hygienic environment.

Kigali City

Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, offers modern amenities, vibrant markets, and historical sites. In 2019, BK Arena – s a multi-purpose indoor arena in was inaugated. It used mostly for basketball and volleyball matches. 

To promote healthy living and sustainability, Rwanda implements a car-free day each month. On these days the streets of Rwanda fill up with people running, biking, roller skating or any other other type of outdoor sports.

Community Tourism

Rwanda’s community-based tourism initiatives allow visitors to engage with local communities, learn about their way of life, and contribute to sustainable development efforts.