What is Rwanda famous for?
What is Rwanda famous for? Rwanda is one of the countries with no sea coastline situated in the south of the equator in the East and Central Region of Africa. Rwanda is famously known for it is inspiring wildlife species coupled with magical sceneries of several rolling hills, habitually, Rwanda denoted as the land of a thousand hills ( Le pays des Mille collines). Rwanda has its capital city as Kigali which is located in the central province of the country overlooking Ruganua River.
Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in the East Africa region with high population densities. Rwanda shares territorial borders with Uganda in the north, the Democratic Republic of Congo together with Lake Kivu in the west, Burundi in the south direction, and Tanzania in the Eastern direction. The language is spoken by local people in Kinyarwanda however French, English, and Kiswahili rank as countries’ official languages.
Rwanda globally caught people’s attention during the 1994 genocide massacre which left very many people died in the small country. The genocide is remembered as the dark moments that the people of Rwanda will live to remember. After the genocide, however, the country has gone through a lot of transformation in terms of economy, infrastructural development, and rapid tourism development which has made Rwanda now to be one of the popular countries that one can visit safely.
Rwanda’s famous as tourism destination lies in tits rich as a wildlife species including the rare endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzee, golden monkeys in volcanoes national park, zebras, rhinoceros, gorilla tracking, Hippopotamus, crocodiles, antelopes among others. Still, Rwanda is famous as an incredible birding area with over 600 species of birds. Almost 10% of Rwanda is gazetted as the birding area. The whole of the Eastern part is dominated by lakes and plains while the volcanic mountains cover mostly the western part in the forests.
The variety of ecosystems composed of lush forests, bamboo forest swamps, and lastly heath on top. This habitant favors the mountain gorillas and other more than 12 species of primates that reside in this forest. In Rwanda over 10 habituated families of gorillas are well habituated and are available for gorilla trekking by tourists. Almost two hundred species of Rwanda are located in national parks and wildlife safaris are done alongside birding safaris.
Regarding conservation, Rwanda faces critical conservation issues considering the fragility of the tourism resources it inhabits in form of mountain gorillas. However, Rwanda has achieved this by doing also conservation efforts besides its high poverty rates and instabilities that hit it in the past century. Rwanda has cooperated with fellow states in conservation such as Uganda and the democratic republic of Congo to conserve the endangered mountain gorillas. An integrated approach to planning has been stepped up in Rwanda and this has involved the local community members who are key in managing resources.
Rwanda’s beauty-full places such as Kigali city with rolling hills and landscapes offering the unique mountains nada city of iconic history with historical monuments and several Kigali genocide memorial sites have made Rwanda famous to the outside world.
Tourists can visit different places of interest in Rwanda which they recommend to their fellow travelers, some of these attractions include lake Kivu and the twin lakes, tea plantation tours, Virunga mountains for mountain climbing and hiking, cultural tours curtsey of friendly people, Nyungwe National park, Gishwati-Mukula National park, and beautiful hotels and lodges that have attracted several business people from all corners of the world.