Tourism in Rwanda

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Tourism in Rwanda is rapidly increasing.[1] In 2010, 666,000 tourists visited the country. This resulted in tourism revenues of $200 million, an increase of 14% over 2009.[2]. To further place Rwanda on the world map as a first class tourism destination, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) signed a three year partnership deal with London-based soccer team, Arsenal Football Club to help build the country's tourism industry.[3]

Wildlife tourism[edit]

Rwanda is located in Central Africa (but most residents live on the side of East Africa) and has much history and natural beauty. Tour groups are led by an experienced guide who specialises in teaching others about the landscape and wildlife of Rwanda. Expeditions visit volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforests that are home to many different African animals.

Rwanda is home to a huge diverse population of animals including mountain gorillas and the world's largest natural park for hippos - some 20,000 are believed to be there. Although Rwanda is still a developing country, it has quite hotels and its new international interest in tourism is helping economic growth.

Plastic bags are banned in Rwanda, and tourists are instructed not to bring them to the country.


  1. ^ "Rwanda: The New African Dawn Exhibits at ITB-2009". Rwanda Development Board/Tourism and Conservation office. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Rwanda named top tourist destination". Archived from the original on 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  3. ^ "Africa: Rwanda Unveils Three-year Partnership with Arsenal to Increase Tourism, Investment and Football Development". Rwanda Development Board (Kigali). 2018-05-23. Retrieved 2018-05-24.

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