Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is home to some breathtaking sights. It is one of the most popular destinations in East Africa for their dramatic landscapes with volcanoes and lakes. Travel to Kigali and experience these things for yourself.
1.The National Museum of Rwanda
The National Museum of Rwanda is a museum in Kigali, where the country was the victim of genocide in 1994. The museum displays many things related to history, culture and nature of Rwanda. The museum also has two cinemas where you can watch films about the Rwandan genocide. One cinema shows films in English, while the other one shows films in French.
- Nyarubuye Genocide Memorial
The Nyarubuye Memorial is a memorial site dedicated to the more than 20,000 people who were killed in Nyarubuye, Rwanda during the genocide of 1994. When the film Hotel Rwanda was released in 2004 it brought increased attention to this nearby region and helped raise funds for the construction of a park and memorial. There is still much work to be done but progress has been made and there is hope for the place to be transformed to a world class modern park.
- Kigali Memorial Centre
Kigali Memorial Centre is a memorial site for the genocide victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It is located in Gisozi 5.4km from Kigali city Centre. The area has a handmade memorial site that is dedicated to the victims of the genocide. It has a huge wall with thousands of human skulls that were collected after the genocide. They are arranged according to height, gender and age. The site also has a visitors’ Centre with exhibits about the genocide.
- Akagera National Park
Rwanda is famous for its wildlife due to the fact that it is one of the last sanctuaries of mountain gorillas in Africa. Kigali is home to the Akagera National Park that is located on the Rwanda-Tanzania border. It is famous for the African Elephant population, as well as giraffe, hippo, buffalo. Open to visitors all year round, the park has exotic animals such elephants, lions, leopards and other animals.
- The Great Lakes of Africa
Rwanda is at the heart of the Great Lakes Region, which is home to several prominent lakes including Lake Kivu and Lake Tanganyika. The country’s border with Tanzania runs along Lake Tanganyika,.
Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is home to more than a million people and the fastest-growing city in Africa, with a population increase of 8.9% in 2012. It is classified as a global city and is the country’s economic, political, and cultural Centre.
In conclusion, Rwanda is a small country with a big heart. From mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park to tea plantations in Nyungwe Forest, it has an abundance of natural attractions with which to entice visitors. It is also a country with a tragic past, whose people are working hard to put the difficulties of recent history behind them.