5 Exciting Things to Do in Rwanda During Your Vacation

After its impressive comeback from the devastating effects of the 1994 genocide that took the lives of over 800,000 people, including men, women, and children, Rwanda has become one of Africa’s most visited countries over the years.

The beautiful and scenic ‘land of a thousand hills’ is rich in diversity of natural attractions, beautiful cultural heritage, fascinating wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and many more captivating sights and sounds.

If you plan to visit Rwanda on your next vacation, below is a list of some exciting things to do while visiting the country!



  • Explore Kigali – The State Capital of Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda’s state capital, is a vibrant city known for its spectacular sightseeing, rich culture, and excellent cuisine.

Take your time to explore the beautiful city, engage in different activities like visiting art galleries and museums, go shopping, attend different shows and performances, or just take a ride around the city. Whatever you do, you will find Kigali to be an exciting place!


  • Take An Excursion Through The Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park is the most popular tourist attraction and activity in Rwanda. Being home to over 600 endangered mountain gorillas species, a visit to the Volcanoes National Park gives you the rare opportunity to interact with the gorillas in their natural habitat.

You also get the chance to closely observe the gorillas on your visit to any of the 18 mountain gorilla families at the national park.


  • Visit The Sympathetic Kigali Genocide Memorial

While it is unbelievable that such a horrific incident could occur within just 100 days, the Kigali Genocide Memorial serves as proof and a reminder of the heartbreaking massacre that took the lives of over 800,000 people.

The museum keeps the memories of the victims alive through portraits and personal details of the victims; 250,000 are buried in the memorial’s Gardens of Reflection.


  • Have a Relaxing Experience at Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest lake, is the perfect outdoor relaxation spot in the country. The breathtaking natural views, cheerful waterfront, sandy beach, and luxurious resorts at Lake Kivu gives you a very calm and peaceful experience.


  • Tour Rwanda’s Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum houses some of the most incredible collection of technological and archeological artifacts you can find.

The seven galleries at the museum give you an in-depth understanding of Rwanda in the precolonial era.

You can also view some fantastic collections of native garments,  baskets, drums, spears and bows, and various farming tools.

You also get to learn how their royal homes were constructed and watch a variety of live handicraft demonstrations.


Would you love to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda on your next vacation? Elizabeth Holmes Travel would be more than happy to plan your next trip there!

You can be sure of a stress-free, comfortable, and luxurious vacation experience. Contact us today, and we will start planning your unforgettable Rwanda vacation!


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