Akagera National Park lies along Rwanda's eastern boundary with Tanzania and is named for the Kagera river that runs its length. The park is Rwanda's version of the much-visited savanna wildlife reserves of Tanzania and Kenya.
Akagera is quite distinct from the rest of the country's reserves, lying at a relatively low altitude and with rolling grassland plains with broadleafed and Acacia woodlands through its middle region.
The western side of the reserve is marked by a low-lying mountain range, whilst the eastern section is defined by substantial wetland and a series of lakes and papyrus swamps.

Nyungwe National Park

All activities are offered in cooperation with ORTPN park authorities).

  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Colobus monkey trekking and nature walk (13 species of primates, 300 species of birds, 250 species of trees, hundreds of different flowering plants including 100 species of orchids)
  • Canopy Walk

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu

  • Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes.
  • It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift.
  • Lake cruises between popular resort towns such as Cyangugu, Kibuye and Gisenyi
  • Water sport facilities in Kibuye
  • Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.
  • The name comes from kivu which means "lake" in Bantu language, just like the words tanganyika or nyanza

Volcanoes National Park

All activities are offered in cooperation with the ORTPN park authorities, and tours will be accompanied and guided by park staff and guards).

  • mountain gorilla trekking (including a guaranteed 1 hour with the great apes) [please note that children below 15 are not allowed to trek the gorillas]
  • NB:Gorilla permits: Gorilla Permits are the single most demanded item in Rwanda. Purchase of Gorilla Permits needs to be arranged well in advance

  • 1 day hiking and mountain climbing (Mt. Bisoke - 3,711m)
  • 2 days hiking and mountain climbing (Mt. Karisimbi - 4,507m, overnight camping)
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Visit to the tomb of the legendary Dian Fossey

National Museum

  • The Ethnographic Museum formerly the National Museum of Rwanda ) is the national museum of Rwanda.
  • It is located in Butare.
  • It was built in the late 1980s and is a good source of information on the cultural history of the country and the region.
  • It is also known as the site of the murder of Queen Dowager Rosalie Gicanda and several others during the Rwandan Genocide

Ntamara Memorial

  • Ntarama is a town in the rural Kigali Province, situated in an area known as Bugesera.
  • The association of Bugesera with genocidal development is a long one. For decades, there have been forced population movements and frequent massacres.
  • About an hour's drive southwards from Rwanda's capital city, Kigali, the red-brick church at Ntarama is peacefully situated, shadowed by acacia trees.
  • Ntarama Church, however, is the site where some of the most brutal killings of the 1994 Rwandan genocide took place. The church at Ntarama was seen as a safe place by almost 5000 people, many of whom were women and children and who went there for sanctuary. But Ntarama was not a safe place.
  • The victims of the genocide remain there, their bones still strewn with lifeless chaos where they fell nearly ten years ago. Their belongings cover the floor; clothes, suitcases, a child's white sock - the last remnants of a desperate flight for life.