Travel to Rwanda #TemberuRwanda

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Rwanda has grown to be one of the top travel destinations. People travel to Rwanda for business, leisure and even history. Governments have been known to take their civil servants to Rwanda for benchmarking; learn what makes its capital city the greenest city in the world, and also, how to to heal the wounds of citizens and what the effects of tribalism are.

Whether you are travelling to Rwanda to enjoy its tranquility or for a business or  gorilla trekking safari, here’s a guide to help you in your trip.


Encounter the endangered mountain gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda can be done in the Volcanoes National Park. As of 2016, the park is a habitat to 7 mountain gorilla groups.
Daily treks depart from the park, with a permit costing about US $ 1500 per person per trek. Sightings are common although you are advised to keep a distance of at least 10 meters from the gorillas.

Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre now acts as a reminder to the effects of tribalism in Rwanda. Its is now the final resting place for close to 300,000 genocide victims.
You can visit the Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali daily as from 8:00am to 5:00 pm except during public holidays. Planning to visit the centre as a group? Make sure to make reservations before your visit.

Photos of Genocide Victims at the Kigali Memorial Centre


You haven’t really been to Rwanda is you haven’t tried the Isombe. Isombe made from mashed cassava leaves and served with dried fish and bugali (a paste made from maize flour and water).
Make sure to also try the sambaza – tiny fish spiced and fried and liboke – a chicken dish steamed in banana leaves.

Sambaza, served with a plate of matoke


Take a short tour of the Presidential Palace Museum, located about 2km from the Kigali International Airport. The palace was home to the former president of Rwanda, Habyarimana, whose plane was shot down in 1994, sparking the Rwandan Genocide. Visit the Presidential Palace and identify the president’s own sense of fear and paranoia visible form the numerous tunnels in the palace.

You can also plant an indigenous tree to contribute to the Kigali’s reforestation.


Fish, go boat riding, cruise, wind surf, swim and sunbathe in Lake Kivu. You can also hike and bike along its shores. Lake Kivu is Rwanda’s largest lake. It lies in close proximity to Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park, so you won’t have to go wa out of your way to access the lake.

Another play option to check out as you travel to Rwanda is catching local football games from talented athletes down at the Amahoro stadium in Rwanda.

Fans during a game at the Amahoro Stadium


Rwanda’s accommodation options are divided into three. The Business Travelers who are interested in Kigali business hotels, eco-tourists who enjoy nature-based activities and national parks, and historians who are interested in Rwanda’s history and culture.
Hotel rates in Rwanda vary quite dramatically; certain areas offer competitive prices and cater for a range of budgets, while others are far more basic.
The good thing is that Jumia Travel has complete hotel list featuring luxury hotels, cheap lodges and safari camps in Rwanda that you can choose from as you plan to travel to Rwanda.

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