Rwanda is a very beautiful country located in East Africa, included in the most preferred and tourism destinations people must visit on the continent,. Most people who have never been to Rwanda get biased after reading about the country because what first comes is the Rwandese genocide and yet it happened over 20 years ago (in 1993). With that, some travelers are usually discouraged to visit Rwanda not knowing how much adventure and pleasure they are missing. Lets unveil some of the truths about Rwanda you did not know maybe one day you will choose to visit this amazing country for lifetime tourist experiences
More Than Mountain Gorillas
Rwanda is today known for incredible mountain gorilla safaris and yes; they are truly amazing, however Rwanda has more primates and wildlife to offer rather than only mountain gorillas. They include the chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest national park and the golden monkeys in volcanoes national park.
Similar to mountain gorillas, chimpanzees are also very close relatives of human beings with 98% DNA similar to humans. In Rwanda, these primates can be tracked in Nyungwe forest national park located in southwestern Rwanda where they live also in groups of their close relatives. The chimpanzee diet is comprised of plant leaves, shoots and wild fruits and they usually move from one place to another in search for food and new resting places. Chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda is also very adventurous and rewarding and the best advantage of it is that there is no time limit of chimpanzee encounter while in the wild. A tourist can be with them for long unlike the mountain gorillas whose encounter is just limited to one hour.
The golden monkeys are other impressive primates that in habit the jungles of volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Covered with a black fur with golden like fur, golden monkeys are also endangered primate species. They also live in groups of about 30 and feed on plant leaves, bamboo shoots, wild fruits and small insects. Tracking these primates in volcanoes national park is very enjoyable and also offers great wildlife experiences.
There are savanna wild animals in Akagera national park located in eastern Rwanda. This is the only place where one can enjoy game drives viewing a number of animals like giraffes, elephants, zebras, lions and many others in the wild. Having wildlife safaris in Akagera national park offers even more unique experiences while in Rwanda.
Rwanda Is Very Safe For Tourist’s Visitation
Much as Rwanda was terribly hit by the Rwandese genocide in 1993, the country is now very safe for tourists. Rwanda since the end of the genocide has not had cases of insecurity. The Rwandese genocide was very disastrous and many innocent people lost their lives but Rwanda has greatly recovered from its deadly past. Today, there are a number of genocide memorial sites with the history of the genocide and some of the remaining’s of the people who were killed. a visit to one of the genocide memorial site can make you realize how Rwandan government has successfully fought insecurity in the country.
Rwanda Has Fine Made Local Brews
Rwanda is an agricultural country that grows a number of crops like tea and coffee from where various beverages are made. What interests more about the beverages of Rwanda is that they are made in the presence of tourists and therefore a tourists going for the coffee experiences leaves the plantations and plants after tasting locally made coffee or tea.
Apart from coffee and tea, Rwanda also processes some liquor like Skol and Primus.
Kigali Is Among The Cleanest Cities In Africa
Kigali has over the years been a modal city in terms of cleanness and organization. The most crucial step the government of Rwanda took was the banning of plastic bags from the country and also discouraged littering of rubbish anyhow. This was boosted by the Omuganda day (last Saturday of every month) where all Rwandan citizens irrespective of their class are supposed to engage in general cleaning.