Places

There are lots of amazing places to visit in Rwanda. From towns and cities to wilderness regions including national parks, there are great destinations out there to visit during your holiday;

Cities;

  • Kigali
  • Butare
  • Musanze

National Parks

  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Akagera National Park
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Gishwati National Park

Lakes & Rivers

  • Lake Kivu
  • Lake Muhazi

Regions

Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu is an extraordinarily beautiful inland sea enclosed by steep, green terraced hills along the Congolese border. Three resort towns, Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangugu, stand on the littoral, connected by a wild roller-coaster road that tumbles through lush plantain fields and relic patches of misty rain forest to offer sweeping views over the blue water. It is one of the classic road journeys in all of Africa. There is also charter boat service on the lake connecting the 3 towns.

KIBUYE

At Kibuye, to its south, tourist activities are centered on a modern lakeshore guesthouse overlooking pine-covered hills seemingly transplanted from the Alps. Different again is Cyangugu, close to Nyungwe Forest, whose more subdued tourist development is compensated for by a stirring setting of curving inlets winding into narrow valleys.

GISENYI

Gisenyi, the most developed of these resorts, lies less than an hour’s drive from the Volcanoes Nationalpark, and is set on a sandy beach lined with swaying palms and colonial-era hotels that exude an atmosphere of tropical languor.