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Wonders of Rwanda

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

WorldBlue  Highlights

Rwanda is a densely inhabited country with undulating hills, gorgeous lakes and volcanoes. We can all hope that the country has left the nightmarish 1990s in the past, now it is comparatively progressive, tidy and welcoming.

Rwanda is an increasingly popular destination for the 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.

Below are listed some of the most amazing natural and man-made wonders of Rwanda.

Map with the described wonders

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WorldViolet Top 7 wonders of Rwanda

Geological wonders

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.

Ndaba Falls

Western (Rwanda)

Some 100 m tall waterfall that flows over almost vertical cliff.

Rusumo Falls

Eastern Province

Waterfall on Kagera River, approximately 40 m wide and 15 m tall.

Rusumo Falls at high water, Rwanda
Rusumo Falls at high water / Amakuru, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
Ubuvumo Bwibihonga

Western (Rwanda)

The longest known cave in Rwanda, a 4,530 m long system of lava tubes.

Nyamyumba Hot Springs

Western (Rwanda)

A natural outflow of hot springs with healing properties.

Bugarama Hot Springs

Western (Rwanda)

Hot springs emanating in a large pool.

Architecture wonders

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.

WorldYellow Recommended books

Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda

As stated by the C.S. Monitor, ” A breathtaking view of Rwanda and its people…dazzling pageantry ” names, famous and infamous, stream through the pages.

Rwanda (Bradt Travel Guide)

Entering its sixth edition, the Bradt guide to Rwanda continues to provide the most comprehensive coverage of any English-language guidebook on the market. Bradt Rwanda has long been the go-to guide for visitors to this historical and resurgent land of a thousand hills, and it continues to be in a class of its own when it comes to in-depth information on this emerald slice of Central Africa.

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