Rwanda evolving as a new Luxury Travel Destination
Over years, Rwanda is that one country that the world thought that they would never become what they are now. Genocide was such a horrific event in their life that left many of them in regrets, terrified and worse still, it never remained indoors but it was in the lips of everyone worldwide. Most people lost their lives during the genocide and several memorial sites that are widely distributed, they have become a few most sought after tourist attractions by most travelers and hence making this remarkable country East Africa’s leading luxury safari destination. Today, when you visit rwanda, you may not believe it as development has taken a main path. Ever since this controversial event stopped, the remarkable Rwanda has kept on unfolding its story with lots of hopes and nationals who became victims felt it in reality and they are witnessing how the nation is graduating from its past to current state.Rwanda’s clean streets, hospitable people, rolling hills and new developments in Kigali city makes it a distinct travel destination. Rwanda’s beautiful primates including mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park, chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest national park and the big five (lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and Rhinos) reward travelers with memorable travel experiences. Between 2010 and 2016, Rwanda Development Board achieved a double increase in tourism revenue from $200 million to over $400 million while the number of travelers to Rwanda has increased to over 1.7 million in 2018 a clear indication of success. Rwanda’s steady progress and tourism success is all attributed to the good governance of HE Paul kagame together with respective government bodies who have together put Rwanda on the world travel map. The things that make Rwanda a luxury travel destination include among others.
Rwanda features a number of international luxury hotel, lodges, camps and restaurants in different parts of the country tells have helped in meeting visitors’ demand. Most interestingly, several luxury accommodation facilities have been set up and more are yet to be constructed. The notable ones include Serena Hotel, Marriot property, Bisate Safari Lodge and the 292 up market facility that was set up at the center of Kigali by the pomp Radisson Blu Hotel Group in 2016. If you are looking for classic restaurants then look no further than The Heaven Restaurant and Boutique Hotel as well as the Historical Hotel Des Milles Collines which featured in Hotel Rwanda movie. Besides, there are several up market safari lodges for you to spend a night in any park of your choice and among many include Bisate Safari Lodge, Volcanoes Virunga Lodge at Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe House, Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, Ruzizi Tented Lodge and others.
Exclusive gorilla experience is undeniably a major safari highlight for most travelers on vacation in Rwanda.It is a home to three volcanic mountains in the heart of Volcanoes national park available for hiking. These include Mt Karisimbi which is the highest, Mt, Bisoke, and sabyinyo in the borders with Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park. A hike to the summit of any volcanoes rewards you with spectacular views of Volcanoes Park, neighboring communities and other attractions in neighboring countries. Also, the slopes of these volcanoes shelter mountain gorillas and other wild animals which travelers a chance to meet these endangered species without notice. Rwanda hiking tours also include hiking to the Dian Fossey graveyard, an American primatologist who lost her life in trying to safe the gorillas.