Rwanda, which is also referred to as the “land of a thousand hills” is a country full of hope and a great example of rebirth, considering its turbulent history. It’s been over 20 years since the genocide that happened in the country and Rwanda has totally evolved like the proverbial “rise of the phoenix.”
If you are in search of a great country to visit, especially if you are thrilled by nature scenes, history and wildlife, I will suggest Rwanda to you. The country is blessed with amazing wildlife reserves, breath taking vistas and lush meadows. In this article I will be walking you through 10 of the most beautiful fun places to be in Rwanda.
Akagera National Park, Kigali
This place is also referred to as the traditional East African safari. The park is quite small when compared to other parks in East Africa but there are several animals here including lions, giraffes, elephants, 530 species of birds, etc.
Nyungwe Forest, Musanze
At the Nyungwe forest you are bound to experience the fullness of Rwanda’s biodiversity. The forest spans a thousand kilometers and it entertains so many visitors yearly. There are 13 primate species and 270 bird species in the Nyungwe forest.
Abraham Konga Collections
This store used to be called Art Point and used to be quite small. The store has however been recently rebranded moving to a larger space in Kimihurura. Tourists can get anything, from souvenirs to smoothies and jewelry. It is one of the best place to shop for tourists in Rwanda.
This is one of the best places to buy local Rwandan fabrics and designs. They have several styles on display and are open every day of the week. You can also buy scarves, decoration items and bags here to show that you indeed came to enjoy Rwandan beauty.
Kigali Serena Hotel
This 5-star hotel is in the heart of Kigali is a must-visit for tourists, especially if you are visiting Rwanda for the first time. There are 148 rooms and you enjoy all the benefits of a 5-star hotel. You are close to several major attractions at this hotel such as the Presidential Palace Museum and Stade Amahoro.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali
This hotel is another hotel located in Kigali. It is a major attraction in the city, a place to stay for any tourist. You have 294 rooms to choose from as well as other facilities like outdoor swimming pool, business center, spa, 5 restaurants, lounges, etc. for your enjoyment. The hotel is close to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center and the Kigali Convention Center.
Cadillac Night Club
This is arguably the most popular, most interesting and trendiest night spot in the whole of Rwanda. It is located in Nyarugenge, Kigali. You should visit the club if you are a lover of night life.
Sky Hotel Gitega
The Sky Hotel runs a dance club in the cellar and it is one of the best clubs in Rwanda. It welcomes tourists from all over the globe and you can be sure to enjoy yourself when you visit. It is located on the cusp of Nyamirambo.
This is one of the best estates in Rwanda, located in the serene Kanombe area. At this estate you have views of the Masoro and Rusororo Hills. The apartments are well constructed to provide tenants lots of convenience. The estate is expected to appreciate in value at a rate of 18% yearly. It is close to Sano Amusement park and Kanombe Hospital, as well as other recreation spots.
This is one of the few clubs in Kigali. It is located in Kigali Business Center and it is a great place to enjoy Rwandan nightlife.