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Museums & Art Galleries

Museum of the Environment

The Museum of the Environment is an educational centre, helping people to understand and safeguard their environment. It aims to ensure integrated and durable development.

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Kandt House Museum

The Kandt House Museum looks at colonialism in relation to Rwanda, set in the old house of the first colonial governor.

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Kigali Genocide Memorial

The Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi is where 250,000 victims have been buried. This memorial also serves to educate about how the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi took shape and examines genocide in the 20th century.

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Rwanda Art Museum

Formerly the Presidential Palace Museum, this new museum displays contemporary artworks from Rwanda as well as abroad. It hosts temporary and travelling exhibitions alongside the permanent collection.

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Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum, also known as the National Museum, houses perhaps the finest ethnographic collection in East Africa.

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King’s Palace

A reconstruction of the traditional royal residence, the King's Palace is a beautifully-crafted thatched dwelling shaped like a beehive. At the back live a few long-horned Inyambo cattle, descended from the king's herd, whose keepers carefully tend and sing to them, keeping alive a unique tradition.

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Coffee

A patchwork of 450,000 small growers produce coffee all across Rwanda, but visits are primarily centred around Gisenyi, near the shores of Lake Kivu. Some farmers’ cooperatives and washing stations offer tours explaining the coffee process through the year.

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Photo Credit : Annabel Illingworth

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Gorilla Tracking

The unique opportunity to see gorillas in their natural habitat is unforgettable, some even say life changing. Encounters with gorillas as they go about their daily lives are carefully managed, with expert trackers and guides leading small groups of tourists up bamboo-covered slopes to spend a precious and awe-inspiring hour just a few feet away from the gentle creatures.

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Culture & Heritage

Traditions

Rwandan culture has many traditions including traditional Intore dancing, basketry and Umuganda.

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Museums & Art Galleries

From artefacts dating back to the olden days to contemporary art, Rwanda's museums and galleries make for an interesting insight into that which makes us who we are.

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Sports & Adventure

Helicopter Tours & Transfers

Based out of Kigali International Airport, Akagera Aviation offers charters or scenic tours by helicopter throughout Rwanda.

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Caving

There are 52 caves in Northern Province. The most popular is Musanze Cave - the main cave has an entrance the size of a cathedral and is home to a sizeable bat colony.

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Paramotor

A new sport in Rwanda. Visitors will be able to fly above the historic Huye district, the lakeside towns of Rubavu and Karongi, and the mountain rainforests of Nyungwe National Park. The Rwanda Flying Club offers tandem flights as well as flying courses.

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Canopy Walkway

Suspended above a ravine in the lush montane rainforest of Nyungwe National Park, the canopy walkway provides an exhilarating perspective on the ancient treetops and wildlife.

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Hiking

Rwanda’s epic scenery, pleasant climate and magnificent wildlife make the land a remarkable place to explore on foot. The best hiking to be had is in the western half of the country, all the way from Volcanoes National Park in the north, along the fringes of Lake Kivu in the west and down to Nyungwe National Park in the south.

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Kayaking

Exploring the coastline of Lake Kivu by kayak is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the scenery, gazing up at the mountainous backdrop from the tranquility of the water.

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Cycling

Our land of a thousand hills is an excellent destination for off-the-beaten-track cycling, with almost endless trails and roads criss-crossing the territory. Exploring Rwanda's countryside on a bike is an authentic and rewarding way to interact with the rural population, with a huge dose of natural beauty.

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Kigali Cultural Village

A traditional market space where local artisans & food vendors exhibit and trade their goods, the Kigali Cultural Village also hosts events, workshops, festivals and music.

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Photo Credit : Illume Creative Studio. Kigali, Rwanda

Festivals & Events

Festivals and Events

A celebration of Rwandan creativity and nature.

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Cricket

A relatively new sport in Rwanda, the Rwanda Cricket Association was formed in 1999 and the game is now played by almost 5,000 individuals. About half an hour outside Kigali is the Gahanga Cricket Stadium, Rwanda’s first proper cricket ground, which opened in 2017.

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Primate Tracking

Rwanda is renowned for its gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, but the country is also home to chimpanzees as well a host of monkeys - colobus,  golden, L'Hoest's, owl faced, Dent's, blue and vervet - alongside olive baboons, and the nocturnal potto and bushbabies.

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Birdwatching

Rwanda has one of the highest bird counts on the continent despite being one of the smallest countries in Africa. The prime birdwatching destinations are Nyungwe and Akagera National Parks, although enchanting sightings are common across the country.

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Safari

Rwanda is an up-and-coming safari destination, with central Africa's largest protected wetland in the Akagera National Park on the country's eastern border with Tanzania. Following the reintroduction of lions and rhinos, it is now home to the Big Five.

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Tea

Tea was introduced in Rwanda in 1952 and is now one of the country’s largest exports. The fertile volcanic soil and temperate climate make for perfect tea growing conditions. A number of tea factories are open to the public, enabling visitors to discover how tea is harvested and processed.

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