CNN name Rwanda as One of the Best Tourism Destinations in 2023: CNN, one of the world’s greatest television networks, has selected Rwanda one of the best places to visit in 2023. Rwanda, Egypt, Uganda and Tanzania are the only African nations in the “CNN Travel” list. According to the report, Rwanda’s tourist offers extend beyond the usual mainstays of safari and wildlife viewing, attracting both regional and international travellers.
Sextantio Rwanda is a group of handcrafted houses on an island in Lake Kivu, Africa’s biggest lake. It’s Daniele Kihlgren’s first project outside of Italy. Her part-hotel, part-living history initiatives preserve local heritage. Sextantio, a nonprofit that gives money directly to local communities, will have guests fishing on the 1,000-square-mile lake, kayaking in dug-out canoes, sampling local banana beer, and viewing animals – not only the chickens, cows, pigs, and goats that wander the site.
You’ll undoubtedly want to see gorillas. In 2022, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund will launch the 4,500-square-meter Ellen DeGeneres Campus adjacent to Volcanoes National Park. Exhibits, virtual reality gorilla “encounters,” and nature walks are available at the tourist centre.
Mountain gorilla trekking, birding, traditional game drives, natural walks, cultural encounters, climbing, and lakeside leisure are just a few of the activities available in Rwanda. Since the horrific massacre in 1994, the country has undergone a rapid transition.
Memorials may be seen across the nation, but the inhabitants of the “Land of a Thousand Hills” refuse to let past dictate their fate, and tourists can gain a deep respect for the Rwandan people’s progress and solidarity.
The nation also has spectacular climbing and trekking opportunities through deep rainforests to the tops of volcanic peaks and even high above the tree canopy. In Rwanda, you are always surrounded by incredible animals, both great and little.
The chatter of primates and the sounds of birds fill the treetops. Butterflies float through wind currents looking for the ideal wildflower. As you travel through the country’s outback, you may feel the presence of the sovereigns who formerly ruled here, and you may even encounter Rwandans who maintain alive centuries-old customs and crafts, CNN name Rwanda as One of the Best Tourism Destinations.
Interesting Activities that you can do during your tour to Rwanda.
The volcanoes National Park located in the north-western part of Rwanda in Musanze is home to a huge number of gorillas, and gorilla trekking is the most popular activity among visitors. The Volcanoes National Park is an excellent site for individuals interested in gorilla trekking, with around 18 habituated gorilla families available for trekking. Tourists will be separated into groups and allocated a family to hike with for around an hour. A gorilla permit goes for $1500 per person and can be booked directly from RDB (Rwanda Development Board) using the irembo website or through a trusted tour operator company like Explore Rwanda Tours.
Nyungwe National Park, located in Rwanda’s southwestern region, is one of the country’s most popular tourist sites. It is well known for being home to a vast number of primates, including colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, golden monkeys, and chimps, who are the main draw.
Nyungwe National Park features around 500 habituated chimps and 90 habituated gorilla populations, all of which are exposed to the public all year. Thirty of these habituated chimp populations are situated in the Cyamudongo forest, with the remaining 60 in the Nyungwe forest.
Chimpanzee trekking is often done in the morning, as early as 5:00 a.m. following a briefing from the authorities on what to expect. Nyungwe forest national park has three sections from which to begin your trek: the Uwinka portion, the Kitabi section, and the Gisakura section.
Golden Monkey trekking
Because the Rwandan government has not imposed a restriction on the number of visitors per day, golden-monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park is easy to incorporate into your jungle vacation. However, because the monkeys are uncommon and endangered, we recommend that you take the same care as you would for mountain gorilla trekking. Guests are separated into groups of no more than eight people, with each group allocated to one of the habituated golden monkey armies. Each troop includes between 80 and 100 men, with the first unit being stationed at the foot of Mount Sabyinyo, CNN name Rwanda as One of the Best Tourism Destinations
Wildlife Viewing in Akagera National park.
The Akagera National Park features a myriad of wild game including; savanna elephants, topi, Cape buffalo, roan, bohor reedbuck, zebra, eland, duiker, defassa waterbuck, klipspringer, and impala among others which combine to make wild game viewing on a Rwanda wildlife safari.
White rhinos transported from South Africa in 2021 to help conservation are already calving in Akagera National Park. The national park offers tourists a wide range of activities including game drives, boat cruise, nature walks, behind the scenes tour, walk the line, and birding.
Other activities that visitors can do on a Safari Rwanda Safari include; bird watching, Congo Nile Trail, boat cruises on Lake Kivu, Canopy Walk and hiking tours as well. Visitors can also take a tour of Kigali city where you can explore a number of great and interesting sites such as Caplaki craft village, Kimironko village, Fazenda Sengah, Nyamirambo Women’s Centre, and Ihema Arts Centre.