Rwanda has transformed itself in recent years into a vibrant, exciting and attractive beacon for African tourism. It’s a main gateway to an exotic world of bamboo forests, rare mountain gorillas and a beautiful volcanic landscape. Travel to Rwanda with Qatar Airways and be enthralled by the timeless jungle in the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’.
Rwanda is perhaps best known for its stunning Volcanoes National Park, which is home to a great range of wildlife including elusive golden monkeys and, above all, the spectacular mountain gorilla. This vast park encompasses no fewer than four forested volcanoes including Mount Karisimbi, which soars to over 4,500 feet. Nature here is truly spellbinding, beautiful and captivating.
Rwanda is not just about dense jungles, volcanoes and gorillas, however. There are a great many cultural attractions to enjoy within the country’s cities as well, most important of which are museums. The Natural History Museum near Kigali explores Rwanda’s fabulous fauna and flora, whilst the National Art Gallery, also outside Kigali, is a showcase for contemporary artwork produced by Rwandans. It’s a tribute to the creativity of the Rwandan people, and encompasses elements of tradition and natural history. In Huye you can enjoy a day at the Ethnographic Museum of Butare. Meanwhile, the Kings Palace Museum in Nyanze features reproductions of the old royal seat and displays memorabilia and artefacts.
Rwandans are welcoming and warm people. The now unified tribes are proud of their country and eager to show off their abundant assets to the world. As a result Rwanda has become a favourite destination for travellers who are looking for something a little different from the usual beach holiday. With such spectacular landscapes, an irrepressibly cheerful population and numerous exciting cultural attractions to explore, fly to Rwanda with Qatar Airways and discover a country that is the perfect introduction to Africa.