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10 Places to Visit in Rwanda… Rwanda is a small yet incredibly beautiful country located in East Africa. It is widely known as the ‘land of a thousand hills’ and is home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes and wildlife on the African continent.Despite its dark past, Rwanda has become a safe, friendly, and welcoming country to visit for tourists from all over the world.

In this article, we will explore 10 of the best places to visit in Rwanda, from its vibrant capital city to its lush national parks and cultural sites.

10 places to visit in Rwanda

10 places to visit in Rwanda

  1. Kibeho
  2. Kings palace museum( Nyanza)
  3. Lake Kivu
  4. Kigali City
  5. Gorilla guardians village
  6. Nyamata Genocide Memeorial
  7. Volcanoes National Park
  8. Akagera  National Park
  9. Gishwati  Mukara National park
  10. Huye


10 places to visit in Rwanda

This is known to be one of the best locations for the Christian pilgrimage. Catholic priests and nuns do visit. History has set that on the 28th of November, 1981 virgin mary appeared in the church.

This alone mastermind the regular and crowdy visit of tourists every 28th November to mark the appearance anniversary and the assumption day which is the 15t of August every year.

The virgin mary’s appearance has brought in tourists from different parts of the country and the world at large to the country here by making it one of the most and best places to visit in Rwanda.

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Kings Palace Museum( Nyanza)

10 places to visit in Rwanda

The king’s palace museum is a central attraction in Rwamda, this building was preserved by the then-king Musinga Yuhi V who was the king then. the place is said to be the Residence of king Mutiara III Rudahahigwa

The palace is a tourist attraction with a natural Rwanda pattern in the interior design furnished in European style furniture owned by the then king. The structure is wonderfully constructed into the shape of a BIheeve

Lake Kivu

10 places to visit in Rwanda

Lake Kivu is a massive freshwater lake that lies on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is surrounded by lush green hills and is a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and swimming.

Visitors can take a boat ride to explore the different islands that dot the lake or visit one of the many resorts and hotels that line its shores.

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Kigali City

10 places to visit in Rwanda

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and the country’s economic and cultural hub. It is a bustling metropolis that offers visitors a taste of modern Rwanda.

Despite being a fast-growing city, Kigali is relatively small, which makes it easy to navigate.

There are many attractions to see in Kigali, such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial, Inema Arts Center, and the Kimironko Market. Visitors can also take a walking tour of the city to explore its many unique neighborhoods, restaurants, and cafes.

Gorilla guardians village

10 places to visit in Rwanda

This is another center of attraction for tourists in Rwanda. it is inside the volcanoes national park. this village has a national park where one has the natural sights of gorillas and their behavior.

Not just the animal but have sight of the natural crafting and the activities. All the ancient activities and traditions are being played. carrying the basket on the head, shooting arrows, grinding grinds with a heavy stone, etc.

The village has so many attractions and sights. one can feel the fun and presence of the archaic nature of human existence.

Nyamata Genocide Memeorial

10 places to visit in Rwanda

This is a tourist sight in Rwanda kept in honor of the departed souls during the genocide that killed thousands of people decades ago.

This place is kept as a memorial to pay attribute in honor of them. It is a place where you will hear and see stories of the incident as if it happened now.

The genocide dates back to 1994 but still has the photographs and crafts and basic information of the event.

It also has the names of most victims who passed away during that period and their favorite books and items. The sculptures around give an explanation of the horrible event that took place decades ago.

The memorial has a section that includes the children’s room, which is dedicated to the children who passed away during that period. It has been put in history because it was a tragic action that pulled most international countries to it.

Volcanoes National Park

10 places to visit in Rwanda

This is a must-visit destination for any nature lover. It is located in the northwestern part of Rwanda and is home to the famous mountain gorillas.

Visitors can go on a guided trekking tour to see the gorillas in their natural habitat, which is an unforgettable experience.

The park is also home to several other wildlife species, including golden monkeys, forest elephants, and over 178 bird species. The park is generally known to be the home to five of the eight indigenous volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains.

Akagera National Park

10 places to visit in Rwanda

Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s only savannah national park and is located in the east of the country. It is home to several wildlife species, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras.

Visitors can go on a guided safari tour to see the park’s wildlife or take a boat ride on Lake Ihema to see its many bird species.

Gishwati Mukara national park is known as the fourth largest Rwanda national park. it is divided into two separate forests, the larger Gishwati and the small Mukara. It is home to a species of 20 chimpanzees, amidst golden monkeys.

60 different species of trees which includes bamboo and hardwoods. 232 species of birds and a lot o wildlife conservation.

It is also known to be a mineral-rich forest that allows livestock farming, plantation of trees which is used to produce herbal teas, etc.


10 places to visit in Rwanda

This is known to have an ethnographic museum dated back to the colonial era. it was formerly known as astride because of its major significance (the power it had).  It was taught in schools, public centers, etc.

Currently, it is a major center of educational activities that has a college, science laboratories, a training school, the National University of Rwanda, and the National Institute of Scientific Research.

It also has religious buildings in it. it uniquely crafted a space for the display of the first African artifacts, antique monochrome and etc which gives a detailed history of ancient Rwanda and its transition stages.


Rwanda has a lot of tourist attractions, religiously, traditionally, and academically. It is known to be a home of African nature.

the sights of animals the fresh breath, a time to reminisce on the past happenings that lead to thousands of people dying, etc.

It has a lot of tourist attraction sight, volcanoes mountains, and a lot of national parks. It is a city that has rich mineral soil, and different species of birds, chimpanzees, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rwanda

Is a visa needed to visit Rwanda?

Yes, you need a visa to visit Rwanda if you are not an indigene. although it gives free visa access to some countries in Africa

can I visit the kibheno apart two days?

Yes, you can visit, but it has a significant number of visitors on the two days mentioned, the assumed date, and the anniversary celebration of the appearance of the virgin mary.

Can a person that’s not from the country study in Rwanda?

Yes, you can

Can students go for a tour safely?

Yes, students from school, in and outside the country can go for excursions and etc in Rwanda. With the aid of the tour guard, you will be told the dos and don’t as well as places to enter and where not to enter.


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