Top Tourist Destinations in Rwanda

When it comes to things to do in Rwanda, almost every visitor has one activity on their bucket list: gorilla trekking. The allure of getting up up and personal with creatures who share 99 percent of our DNA draws visitors from all over the world, and there's no better location to do it than Rwanda. To safeguard the creatures, the country has made significant progress in conservation.

However, seeing these gentle giants is only the beginning of Rwanda's attractions. After being decimated by the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, the country has made remarkable progress in recent decades, becoming a tranquil, inviting destination with plenty to see and do.

Nature lovers can embark on a safari in Akagera National Park and take a canopy walk to obtain a bird's-eye perspective of Nyungwe Forest. If you're interested in culture, go to Rwanda's Ethnographic Museum to see the fascinating exhibits on local habits and beliefs. At the King's Palace Museum, don't miss the royal cows (and the singers that sing to them).

Make the most of your visit with our guide to Rwanda's greatest tourist sites.