Facts about Rwanda- know more about Rwanda
RWANDA AT GLANCE:
Rwanda is one of the most mountainous Nation on Earth. Rwanda is known as "the land of a thousand hills" due to her endowment of the five peaks of the mighty virunga mountain ranges like Karisimbi volcano, Gahinga volcano, Sabyinyo volcano, Visoke/ Bisoke Volcano, Muhabura Volcano.
Kigali is one of the cleanest city in Africa. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, orderly and well planned but above all the cleanest and unnecessary dumping of rubbish is seriously prohibited. To that note polythene bags were abolished in the city- Rubbish pits are places in all corners. Many Cleaners are employed to ensure that the Kigali is ever clean.
Rwanda is one of the smallest countries on Earth. With 26338 square Kilometers, Rwanda ranked one of the smallest top 10 countries in Africa with only 10 million people - Making it one of the low populated nation in the world.
Rwanda is among the two East African countries hosting mountain Gorillas. In Uganda mountain Gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Parks situated in south western region of the country. In Rwanda, mountain Gorillas are found in Volcanoes National park hence earning a lot of foreign exchange from Gorilla tourism. In Rwanda gorillas are the chief tourist attraction and each permit is sold at US$ 750 for foreign residents, $ 475 for East African resident, US$ 375 for foreign residents staying in Rwanda and 30,000 frw for Rwanda citizens.
Tourism is the major source of income in Rwanda. Having only three national parks, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has struggled to market the country's tourist potentials to the level of ranking among the top tourist country in Africa according to National Geographic. Rwanda national parks include Akagera, Volcanoes and Nyungwe.
Rwanda is some times called " the Switzerland of Africa" due to its mountainous terrain and it is known as the "Land of a thousand Hills." Being mountainous country, Rwanda experiences low temperatures especially in night hours.
Rwanda is know for beautiful women. Rwanda is one of the African countries for having a large group of beautiful women- therefore, men interested in beauty, try no where else than Rwanda.
The country is politically stable. The 1994 tragedy that left a thousand people in Rwanda dead taught the nationals a lot and from that they denounce the war never to happen in Rwanda.
The 1994 war in Rwanda led to the birth of Genocide memorial museums like Gisozi, Murambi, Nyamata, Nyarutarama among others. Such memorial sites are now one of the chief tourist attraction and the most visited in Gisozi Genocide memorial museum- this is because it is easily reached since it is situated in Kigali city - 5 minutes drive to Kigali International Airport.
Kigali International Airport is situated in Kigali city- this enable many tourists to easily access the city and exit.