Rwanda

3 of the best experiences in Rwanda

09:00 04 June in Rwanda, Travel Tips

Rwanda is a country steeped in history, beauty and intrigue. Perhaps less-visited than East African countries like Kenya or Tanzania, it remains somewhat of a mystery to the lucky travellers who do glimpse its lush greenery. And if you decide to visit Rwanda, there’s plenty of activities to keep you entertained.

Things to do in Rwanda

One thing is for certain – a trip to Rwanda will never be dull. With outdoor excursions to get your blood pumping, historical attractions to appease culture lovers and spa facilities to help you unwind, this African gem has something for everyone.

Here are 3 of the best experiences on offer:

Heating up at Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri

This place simply erupts with excitement! Choose a 2-day trek up one of the volcanoes. Check out the caves and lakes. Or make an appointment to meet with one of the 10 groups of gorillas in the area. That’s right – you can spend up to one hour with the furry creatures. Whatever you decide to do with your time, this park offers an experience you’ll never forget, long after you’ve returned home from Rwanda. So embrace your inner adventurer and get exploring!

Chilling out at Lake Kivu, Kibuye

The largest lake in Rwanda, and the sixth-largest in Africa, Lake Kivu is a must for nature-lovers. The serenity and scenery alone are reasons enough to visit. The charming towns and townspeople around its edges are another. You can go to the beach, engage in some bird-watching, visit nearby national parks or treat yourself to a luxurious stay in a lodge. You can also take boat trips to nearby islands. We’d recommend leaving yourself at least 4 days to truly enjoy all that the area has to offer. This is your time to unwind in a spectacular setting… so enjoy every moment.

Retail and spa therapy, Kigali

Once you’ve had your fill of the quiet outdoors, it might be time to soak up some city life! And Kigali, the bustling capital of Rwanda, has a lot to offer in this sense. Enjoy some shopping at Kimironko Market and Caplaki Craft Village. Then relax after your busy day with a spa treatment at Zenora Wellness Center. From French Manicures to Facials, you can choose a treatment that will restore and invigorate you before your journey home. In the evenings, make sure to sample the local delicacies of Rwanda, enjoy the nightlife and finish off your stay on an energetic note!
Book your trip to Rwanda today

And get ready for the trip of a lifetime. Check out more unique things to do in Rwanda and you won’t leave disappointed. It truly is a magical place, bursting with culture, scenery, great food and great people. The most difficult part about going will certainly be leaving it behind.