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The Gisozi Genocide Memorial is also popular as the Kigali Genocide Memorial. It honors the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. It has the remains of more than 250,000 people. Kigali is one of the most peaceful zones one can visit during the Rwanda Tour. The memorial was opened in the year 2004, just 10 years after that terrible and heart-wrenching massacre. It will take around two to three hours to explore the whole park. This memorial is all about the tragic consequences of human violence.The Heart Wrenching story of Gisozi Genocide Memorial
This national park is situated in northwestern Rwanda. It has covered 160 square kilometers of the rain forest and encompasses 5 of the 8 volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, namely Sabyinyo, Gahinga, Muhabura, Bisoke, and Karisimbi. This national park is the home to the Mountain Gorilla and the golden monkey. Also, it was the base for the primatologist Dian Fossey.Nature’s Blessing-Volcanoes National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park covers an area of 1,000 km² in southwestern Rwanda and is an area of incredible biodiversity with rainforest, bamboo, grasslands, and swamps. The main attraction of the National Park is primates, where up to 13 different species have been identified, a quarter of the continent, including some groups of chimpanzees and colobus accustomed to humans that can be visited accompanied by park guides. It is also a paradise for bird lovers with almost 300 species, butterflies, trees, and orchids that climb the tall trunks.Greenery of Nyungwe Forest
Volcanoes National Park
Do not miss experiencing Gorilla trekking during Rwanda Tour. Without a doubt, the number one thing to do in Rwanda is gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park. The nerves and fears of trekking dissipate the moment you see the gorilla family. Seeing mountain gorillas is a magical encounter that surpasses any other safari experience. There are currently some gorilla families habituated to humans in Rwanda and each family can be visited by a maximum of 8 people per day.
Kigali is the capital of Rwanda. Also, it is the most populous city. Kigali is situated in the center of the country. Uninhabited since the 11th century, what remains of Kigali is now home to the Twas, Tutsis, and Hutus. The city rests on several green peaks and beautiful lush valleys. It has a Muslim neighborhood and bustling market. The Rwanda capital is the side of the battles that left more than a million, most moderate Tutsi Hutus, dead.
Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.
King's Palace Museum
The King’s Palace, located in Rwanda’s Nyanza ya Butare district, was the traditional seat of Rwanda’s kingdom. This historical location was of key importance during the colonial era. The museum itself is just as interesting as the four-legged creatures out back. It showcases a replica of a king’s palace from the 15th century with a thatched roof, royal hut, and fresh milk hut traditionally run by an unmarried woman.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
One of the most important forest conservation areas in all of Africa, Nyungwe Forest National Park contains a spectacular array of biodiversity, including 1,068 plant species, 322 species of birds, and 75 types of mammals. Most tourists come to this rainforest to track chimpanzees, which have been habituated to humans by park rangers. This animal encounter is a fraction of the cost of gorilla trekking, yet no less memorable.
Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park lies in eastern Rwanda, hugging the border with Tanzania. It’s characterized by woodland, swamps, low mountains and savannah. The varied terrain shelters wildlife including zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions and hundreds of bird species, such as the rare shoebill stork. In the southern part of the park, vast Lake Ihema is home to hippos and crocodiles.
The ideal time to visit Rwanda is from mid-May to mid-October. During this time, it has a long dry season, and also this time is perfect for tracking gorillas.