Tourism in Rwanda

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Tourism in Rwanda is rapidly increasing since the genocide that took place in 1994.[1] In 2010, 666,000 tourists visited the country. This resulted in tourism revenues of $200 million, an increase of 14% over 2009.[2]

Wildlife tourism[edit]

Rwanda is located in Central Africa (but the political community is on the side of East Africa) and has much history and natural beauty. There are many interesting sights to see, with many guided tours to choose from. Each tour group is led by an experienced guide that specialises in teaching others about the landscape and wildlife of Rwanda. There are expeditions to places like volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforests which are home to many different African animals.

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

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rwanda: The New African Dawn Exhibits at ITB-2009". Rwanda Development Board/Tourism and Conservation office. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
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