Rwanda can be visited throughout the year. Gorilla trekking and other forest walks are less demanding during the drier months. The European winter is the best time for birds, as Palaearctic migrants supplement resident species.
Rwanda’s tourist’s attractions
- Kigali city tour
- Karisoke gorilla sanctuary
- Hand craft centres
- Historical and museums
- Traditional events
- Lakes and rivers
National parks and wild life species
• Akagera national park
• Nyungwe national park
• Parc des volcanoes national park
A wide range of traditional handicrafts are produced in Rwanda rural areas, ranging from ceramics and basketry to traditional woodcarvings and contemporary paintings. Rwanda’s traditional Agaseke baskets have become famous whole over the world and a visit to Gahaya Links to Gifted Hands centre will allow any guest to witness the weaving of these baskets first hand and purchase the high quality
Baskets directly from the centre which have developed rural based tourism in Rwanda hence earning income to local communities. A good selection of painted and handcrafted artifacts can be viewed in craft villages, shops and numerous art galleries in Kigali.
Excellent places to peruse and purchase modern art work in Kigali are African Gift Corner, CAPLAKI Craft Village, Ishyo Cultural Centre, Ivuka Arts, Uburanga Art Studio, Inganzo Gallery and ATRAC Craft Village among others.
Gisenyi, the most developed of these resorts lies less than an hour drive from Volcanoes National Park, and is set on a sandy beach lined with swaying palms and modern hotels that exude an atmosphere of tropical languor. At Karongi to its south, the stunning and guesthouses and beaches overlook pine-covered hills seemingly transplanted from the Alps. Rusizi, close to Nyungwe National Park is characterized by a stirring setting of curving inlets winding into narrow valleys.