Generally seen as a gorilla trekking destination, Rwanda national parks have much more to offer.Rwanda has long been considered as the first choice for gorilla tracking destination, but this “Thousand Hills Country “ has much more to be added on a gorilla trekking tour program. There are plenty of things to do to be added
Sports & natureThe modern era of sport in Rwanda emerged gradually in the middle of the 20th century with greater exposure to international sports such as football (soccer),volleyball, track and field (athletics), and, later, basketball. Football is Rwanda's most popular team sport.
The obvious reason is Rwanda's mountain gorillas, some of the closest relatives to humans. Sitting within a small family group of gorillas is one of the world's greatest wildlife experiences, and a gorilla safari is a 'must' for serious wildlife enthusiasts.
But aside from Rwanda's gorillas, a holiday in Rwanda could include the primates in the forests of Nyungwe; the country's magnificent scenery; Akagera National Park's more conventional African wildlife; and the beautiful shore of Lake Kivu.
Travel in Rwanda is very easy and we'll arrange a 4WD and driver/guide for your safari.
Nightlife infoThere are a wide range of bars, cafes and clubs all over Rwanda. Kigali and tourist resorts in Rwanda have some of the most popular clubs in the country. Whatever type of bar or club you are looking for, you will find it in Rwanda. The most popular night spots in Kigali include New Cadillac ,Le Must ,Republika Lounge Bar, Le Planet ,Executive Carwash Bar.
They have a variety of music over the weekend and attracts a large crowd.
Culture and history infoAs in all African countries, Rwanda has a rich tradition of celebrations involving music and dance.
Celebratory dances are often backed by an ‘orchestra’ of drums, with up to nine players providing the beat.
A set of nine drums typically has a soprano (the smallest drum ), a tenor, alto, two baritones, two bass and two double bass (the largest drums).
Though modern music and church/gospel hymns are popular in Rwanda today, some people still prefer the traditional folk songs. These are sometimes accompanied by a lone inanga, a zither instrument with a soundboard and up to eight strings.
One of the oldest Rwandan music and dance groups is the Intore Dance Troupe. The Intore – literally meaning ‘the Chosen Ones’ – were founded several centuries ago, when they performed at the court of the Rwandan mwamior king. Today, they perform across the country and also at the National Museum in Huye (Butare).
Most Rwandans have Kinyarwanda as their mother-tongue. But almost everyone speaks a little of one wider language, usually French, English or Swahili.
But like people everywhere, Rwandans really appreciate it when visitors speak a few words in their mother tongue of Kinyarwanda. Even saying ‘Muraho’ (good day) or ‘amakuru’ (how are you?) will bring a smile to their faces.