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Volcanoes in Rwanda
Volcanoes in Rwanda / bowers8554, , CC BY 2.0

Rwanda is densely inhabited country with undulating hills, gorgeous lakes and volcanoes. Country has left the nightmarish 1990s in the past and is progressive, tidy and welcoming.

Rwanda is increasingly popular destination for observation of fauna and jungle walks (including treetop walks). Nevertheless, in spite of the impressive landscape, there are few well-known landmarks of international fame.

Natural landmarks


  • Musanze Cave - Northern Province. 2 km long lava tube with many entrances, popular tourist destination. Served as a refuge for local people during unrest but, unfortunately in 1994 it was used as a site for massacre. Site contains natural bridge.
  • Ubuvumo Bwibihonga - Western Province. Longest known cave in Rwanda, 4,530 m long system of lava tubes.

Hot springs

  • Bugarama Hot Springs - Ruzizi, Cyangugu. Hot springs emanating in a large pool.
  • Nyamyumba Hot Springs - Western Province, Rubavu. Natural outflow of hot springs with healing properties.


  • Ndaba Falls - Western Province, near Kivu Lake. Some 100 m tall waterfall which flows over almost vertical cliff.
  • Rusumo Falls - Eastern Province and Tanzania, Kagera. Waterfall on Kagera River, approximately 40 m wide and 15 m tall.

Man made landmarks

  • Nyanza King's Palace (Rwesero Art Museum) - Southern Province. Palace of the king of Rwanda - Mutara III (ruled in 1931 - 1959), unusual building with circular form. Now it serves as art museum.

List of described attractions by provinces

Rwanda is divided into 5 provinces.

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Map of Rwanda

Featured: Rusumo Falls

Rusumo Falls, Rwanda and Tanzania
Rusumo Falls at high water / FrooiOhnesorg, , CC BY-SA 2.0

The fate of Rusumo Falls seems to be decided - in a few years here will stand the dam of Rusumo Power Station. This is a pity, as these beautiful falls have a special place in the history of Rwanda.

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