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Things to do in Rwanda

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Nature Reserves in Ruhengeri
Volcanoes National Park
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If you love nature and animals, you must visit Rwanda, where in addition to safaris to see lots of wildlife, you can trek through bamboo forests PN des Volcans in search of the last mountain gorillas in the world . These gorillas are found at altitudes between 2,000-4,000 meters, where they find their food. They move in search of food sources. In the PN des volcans there are about 10 gorillas in groups and semi-accustomed to humans. Each group is observed and studied day and night by "trackers" ve are following every move. This trek takes place in groups of 8 people with a guide and a tracker. Before we start explaining the strict rules to follow, they are wild animals and in their natural habitat. During the walk, you can take more or less depending on where the gorillas are, the guide explains the life and habits of this animal. The highlight is the encounter with the gorillas, experience and feelings I can not explain, you have to feel. In this area you can also see the golden monkeys, a native species unique to this area. Both species are endangered and face the same threats, the main poaching and human encroachment ... The primatologist Dian Fossey gave his life for them and eventually got the species is not extinct, now it's up to us to follow this example and take care of nature ...
Of Cultural Interest in Ruhengeri
Museums in Kigali
Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
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Rwanda did a respectful job at remembering the lives lost in the genocide. The memorial takes you through the history to have an understanding so these tragedies do not happen again. They also show how history does repeat itself by walking through all the genocides in this world like the holocaust. There are plenty of moments throughout the memorial to remember the lives of the victims of the genocide from pictures of their lives, and what the children were like. The Genocide is a recent part of Rwanda's history, and is good to read and visit to understand how far they have come from it.
Of Cultural Interest in Kigali
Nyamirambo Women's Centre
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Start your discovery of Kigali at the Nyamirambo Women's Center. The center will take you on a tour of a local neighborhood for 15,000 francs (approx $18 USD). You will visit a local barber shop to see Rwandan hairstyles in action, try out making cassava, and gain an understanding of the history of the neighborhood and the Muslim support. The tour supports the women at Nyamirambo, and during the week you can watch them sew handbags and children's clothes. They are taught sewing skills, English, and have provided a library for the local community with the proceeds from tours and the beautiful items they sew from kitenge with heart - sewn on every piece.
Airports in Butare
Airports in Kamembe
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Airports in Kigali