Experience authentic Rwanda
EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC RWANDA
Experience authentic Rwanda with us today. Modern-day enthusiastic tourist is looking and yearning for a safari destination that can provide the unmatched opportunity of enjoying authentic experiences. Rwanda is undeniably magical. The East-Central African country is the 149th smallest country in the World and the 4th smallest in mainland Africa but what it offers is incomparable. There are thousands and thousands of remarkably unique experiences that you can find or relish in the land of a thousand hills (as Rwanda is often referred to).
Therefore, here are the different ways you can experience authentic Rwanda;
Exploring the genocide memorial centers
Twenty-eight years ago, Rwanda went through a period that defined the country’s peace, unity, and forgiveness- the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Simply mentioning the genocide still sends cold shivers down some survivors’ spines. While over two decades have passed since the incident, some still narrate their ordeals and Shade Ocean of tears like it happened yesterday. Therefore for your authentic Rwanda experience, make an effort to visit any of the 8 genocide memorial centers in the country and you will leave heart-warmed.
Savor Rwanda’s local cuisines
How more authentic would you like to experience Rwanda than tasting and savoring the delicious local cuisines. Taste the famous “Isombe” prepared from pounded cassava leaves and spinach or eggplant. Also try out the igisafuria, brochettes (ohh brochette, who doesn’t love them?), ibiraya and so much more.
The Nyungwe canopy walk
The forest canopy walk is an experience that very few tourists get to enjoy. Join the off-beaten path through the jungles of Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest (Africa’s largest surviving montane forest) to explore its hidden gem in form of primates, birds, and outstanding bird species.
Mountain Gorilla trekking
The way to experience authentic Rwanda is by taking part in gorilla trekking. It is agreeable that the activity is also offered in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo but what makes it stand out in Rwanda is the fact that visitors have to travel only 2-3 hours from the capital to the Park, the landscape being gentler and also fact that travelers can see some of the gorillas that featured in “Gorillas in the Mist” film about Dian Fossey.
Golden monkey tracking
Who doesn’t know that the golden monkey is another experience symbolic of Rwanda? Like the mountain gorillas, you can actually walk through Volcanoes National Park in Northern Province to see the frisky primate species that normally leave primate lovers astonished. Two habituated communities of golden monkeys can be tracked in Rwanda and anyone who takes part in tracking them leaves with total satisfaction.
Most visitors yearning to experience authentic Rwanda always enjoy cultural tours. They are about cultural exchange and learning. Enjoy Rwanda’s traditional dishes, be entertained by their local dances, learn about the rich heritage, and most especially get to interact with the local community members. Try visiting the Gorilla Guardian Village outside Volcanoes National Park, Azizi Life Experience, and the Nyamirambo Women’s Center among others.
Hot air balloon over Akagera National Park
What is more refreshing and rewarding than riding a hot air balloon over the sweeping plains of Akagera National Park while spotting lots of games like elephants, buffaloes, Masai giraffes, and Defassa waterbucks, Topis, and bushbucks? This should be every adventure-seeker’s bucket list experience for Rwanda.
Hiking Mount Karisimbi
Go hiking and explore the highest point of Rwanda in the Northern Province. Mount Karisimbi at 4507 meters above sea level is the highest peak in this country and 11th highest in the African Continent. This mountain is part of the Virunga massif (comprising 8 volcanoes) and its peak is covered in white shells (which many people confuse for snow). It normally takes two days to conquer this mountain but the attractions encountered along the way will blow your mind. Hikers are treated to occasional sights of mountain gorillas and frequently monkeys, birds, forest buffaloes, spotted hyenas, bushbucks, and duikers.