Rwanda is a land-locked nation sheltered by the magnificent Rift Valley, Rwanda is among Africa’s smallest and densely populated countries. Rwanda’s climate is characterized as a subtropical, equatorial type which is divided as the mist-shrouded mountains of the west and the savanna plains vegetation of the east. Rwanda’s main attraction is the endangered mountain gorillas. Rwanda’s other attractions include Discovering the little-known national parks, memorials attached to the genocide of Rwanda in 1994, and cities brimming with artistic talent.
Devine African Safaris will organize for you any of the following activities while on your gorilla trekking Rwanda tour
Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial
Rwanda’s population has roughly three subgroups divided into the Hutu, the Tutsi, and the Twa. The 1994 genocide was brought about by the tensions between two tribes that are Hutu and Tutsi. The Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana was a Hutu, he was killed in his plane, he was shot down by Tutsi rebels. Rwandans Hutu tribe were murdered in cold blood by the Tutsi and mostly the moderate Hutu were slaughtered the following months by the Tutsi. Exhibitions of the Kigali genocide memorial center explain what caused the 1994 Rwanda genocide, events, and the effects after. Rwanda’s genocide memorial Opens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day seven days a week, get a chance to view the mass grave for the innocent genocide victims.
Listen to Genocide Stories at Nyamata Church
Immerse yourself in a particular hard-hitting insight into the happenings of the genocide, travel just 20 miles to the south of Rwanda’s capital to the Nyamata church. Nyamata church is where the Rwandan 10,000 Tutsi tribe sheltered from the Hutu attackers but they were later massacred when the nyamata church doors were opened up using grenades. Nyamata church memorial is where more than 50,000 genocide victims were buried, presented by the skulls, bones, and bloodstained clothes of those who died are kept on display. Nyamata church memorial center is always open from 7 a.m. daily.
Have Dinner at the Real-Life Hotel Rwanda
Those who enjoyed the 2004 movie “Hotel Rwanda” will always remember the story of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who took an advantage of his position to keep more than 1,200 refugees during the Rwandan 1994 genocide, to save their lives. The hotel was the luxury type Hotel des Mille collines situated in Kigali. Up today this hotel is still glamorous and remains a sophisticated place for travelers’ dinner.
Tour Kigali with Nyamirambo Women’s Centre
Rwanda’s Nyamirambo women’s center was launched in 2007, by the 18 Rwandan women living residing in Kigali to allow the victims of gender-based violence and gender discrimination to study, and learn artisan skills so that they can earn some income from the project, Nyamirambo women’s center now houses the array of accessories such as home decor, basket weaving, children’s clothing among others.
Embrace the Atmosphere at Kimironko Market
Kimironko market introduces travelers to the life in Kigali presented by the most colorful and chaotic city. Kimironko market is situated in Rwanda’s capital as the busiest marketplace, it has the most welcoming market vendors from all over Africa. Stalls laden with fruits, clothes, vegetables, and other necessities being sold such as the traditional arts and crafts, a unique souvenir for travelers, select the most beautiful patterned kitenge African fabric among others. Kimironko market is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Explore Kigali’s Art Galleries
Kigali Art Galleries is situated in the heart post-genocide Centre of Kigali in Rwanda showcasing a contemporary art scene, flourishing a series of pennyworth studios and galleries. Kigali Art Galleries include the Inema Arts center, Niyo Art Gallery, and Ivuka Arts Centre. Inema art studio belongs to the 10 artists in the residence working across the broad spectrum of different media points. Cinema arts center hosts workshops, exhibitions, and training. While Ivanka arts center offers dances and music training for children. Niyo Art Gallery is an excellent gallery for cultural products.
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda organized by Devine African Safaris is another king of experience, Gorilla trekking safaris can only be done in three countries worldwide that are to say, in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic