What Is Rwanda Famous For? Although Rwanda is a small country with a population of about 13.46 million. Visiting the country will give you the opportunity to access a number of rewarding attractions in the park that will make your safari experience memorable. The country has a number of destinations in the wild that will make your safari experience quite rewarding in this article we shall help you understand what Rwanda is famous for and the different activities that you can participate in to make your Rwanda safari quite memorable.
To many travellers unfortunately the country is still known for its Rwanda genocide that happened in 1994 that led to the death of over 1 million people in the country. The Rwanda genocide was spearheaded by the Hutu the now reformed tribe that wanted to wipe out the Tutsis who were their main target and the Batwa from the map of Rwanda. The unfortunate time in the country led to the death of a number of people miss the mass killings and this can be seen when you participate in the Rwanda genocide tour which will help you understand more about the events that transpired. You will get to visit a number of genocide memorial museums like the Kigali genocide memorial museum where you will get the chance to watch a number of testimonials from the alleged murders, you will also get to watch the different way how people were killed, you will also watch their last letters the victims wrote to their family members among others as you make your way to the different exhibition areas in the wild for an amazing safari experience.
It should be noted that although Rwanda suffered during the 1994 Rwanda genocide where a number of people were killed and there was political instability in the country. Today, the country has become one of the safest countries anyone can visit during your African safari where you will participate in a number of activities in the country for a memorable safari experience.
The mountain gorillas
Rwanda is also famous for the mountain gorillas which is one of the main reasons why travellers come to visit to make your safari experience quite memorable. It should be noted that Rwanda is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be seen when you visit Rwanda and participate in gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park where you will get to access the Virunga mountains in Rwanda that is mount muhabura, mount sabyinyo, mount gahinga, mount karisimbi, mount bisoke and mount Muhabura which will give you access to the habituated gorilla families that you will get to spend an hour observing their rewarding behaviors with the guide who will give you the opportunity to take their pictures as you also enjoy the guide giving you all the relevant information about the gorilla in the wild for an amazing safari experience during your Rwanda wildlife safaris in Rwanda.
As part of the primate safaris in Rwanda, you can also participate in chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park where you will get the chance to observe the behavior of the endangered chimpanzees in Rwanda. you can also participate in golden monkey trekking in Rwanda which will give you the chance to observe a number of rewarding features of the Albertine endemic species in the wild.
Big five animals
The big five animals are also among the main reasons why travellers visit Rwanda which will give you the opportunity to observe a number of memorable safari experiences. The big five animals in Rwanda can be seen in Akagera national park where you will get the opportunity to track them during the game drives in Rwanda where you will get to watch them participating in the morning game drives where you will get to watch the herbivores like the buffaloes, rhinos, gazelles, oribi and many more catching their bite and during the evening game drives, you will get to watch the carnivores in the wild like the lions, leopards hyenas catching their prey among other species in the wild.
Kigali city is another reason why Rwanda is famous this is because the city is considered as the cleanest city in east Africa and Africa which has attracted a number of eco-friendly travellers to visit the country after their country wide ban of plastic which has made the country one of the best eco-friendly countries to visit. O nce you visit you can participate in the Kigali city tour where you will visit a number of attractions and sites like the kimironko market which is the largest market I the country, Kigali genocide memorial museum, you can hike mount Kigali and many other rewarding attractions during your Rwanda safari.