The Office Rwanda is a network for the exchange of information on Rwanda from various sources including communications from Governments, NGO’s and Friends of Rwanda, as well as from individuals interested in Rwanda. The 1994 genocide made the Rwanda tragedy a whole humanity tragedy. This site is intended for everyone of good will the world over who wants to contribute to the reconciliation and reconstruction of Rwandese society.
The Office is a complete resource with all the information you need to know about Rwanda. This travel guide features
- where to go – cities, towns, national parks, genocide memorial sites
- things to do – from sightseeing, history and culture, gorilla trekking, shopping,
- Places to eat – restaurants, cafes, diners, bars,
- travel tips & reviews to help you travel Rwanda with ease
“The land of a Thousand Hills”, Rwanda is a green undulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. It offers tourists a one of a kind journey – home to one third of the world remaining Mountain Gorillas, one third of Africa’s birds species, several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserve, resorts and islands on the expansive lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people.
Rwanda is a thriving, safe country with one of the lowest crime rates in Africa. All major attractions are located within 1-5 hour drive from the capital, Kigali.
In a short vacation, a tourist can reach volcanoes, rain forests, savannah, lakes and the beautiful city of Kigali.
Located in the heart of Central and East Africa with easy access to bordering countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo as well as to Kenya, Rwanda is an ideal location for travel within the region for conference tourism. A visit here can easily expand to include many of the great African destinations.
Rwanda sits at the hub of Africa; here at the centre of the Albertine Rift, where deep volcanic forces are pressing the continental plates apart, you will find a world of exquisite beauty as well as unsurpassed biodiversity.
Once termed ‘earth’s most beautiful place’ by famous American humanitarian/author Rosamond Carr, and ‘One of the most incredibly beautiful places of the African continent’ by ‘Maps of the World’.
Rwanda is also Famously known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’ due to its mountainous and irregular terrain, Rwanda offers breathtaking natural surroundings and as unique flora and fauna in its various national parks.
Rwanda is the bridge between the forest ecosystems of the Congo basin along with the great rift valleys of the east. It shares in the biological riches of both worlds, offering a concentration of biodiversity found nowhere else in Africa. The country’s natural assets include six volcanoes, twenty-three lakes and numerous rivers. The spectacular volcanoes and dense tropical forests dominate the north of the country, while there are hills and valleys, lakes and rivers, and savannah as well as tropical vegetation in the rest of the country.
The Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is home to the world’s largest number of endangered mountain gorillas, who live in a protected area and can be viewed in their natural habitats at a fairly close range.
There are 670 different bird species have been recorded in Rwanda, as have 100 orchid species in the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Akagera National Park is a savannah park with typical wildlife-lions, giraffe, elephant, hippopotamus, hyena, impala and gazelle.
There are also water bodies ideal for water sports and fishing particularly Lake Kivu in the west and Lake Muhazi in the east. Lake Kivu also offers beautiful beaches, jutting peninsulas and islands.
Other tourism products include canopy swings in Nyungwe National Park, Cave Tourism, New city tours in Huye and Rubavu, Mountain biking that offers riders just the perfect terrain to be enjoyed, Fishing in Lake Kivu, and Trekking which includes mountain Gorilla trekking that gives tourists the opportunity to observe the gorillas from a very close distance, see them rest, sleep and feed.