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Rubavu; Rwanda’s New Tourist Destination



Rwanda Gorilla Safaris and tours have for long formed the epitome of the tour products in the destination Rwanda with fewer supplements from other regions.

However, the Rubavu district has come up with remarkable resorts and beaches presenting an ideal supplement to the Rwanda’s traditional tourism circuit.

Rubavu destination is increasingly gaining prominence in the eyes of both local and international Rwanda safari undertakers which has been attributed to its remarkable attractions including;

The famous Congo-Nile trail which is a magnificent nature trail that runs from Rubavu along Lake Kivu traversing the districts of Karongi, Rutsiro, Rusizi and Nyamasheke.

The trail which can be explored on bike, foot and by car is 224km in distance and can last ten (10) full days if explored by foot.

The Pfunda Tea Estate is Rubavu’s other hot spot presenting a magical encounter for the tea enthusiasts as they explore the process of tea growing, processing along with packaging and its shipping to the region of East Africa and the other parts of the world.

The Gishwati-Mukura National Park which is the recent addition to the Rwanda’s National Park list provides shelter to counts of chimpanzees, l’hoest monkeys, the black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys along with golden monkeys.

This will enable travellers to view Chimpanzees and Colobus monkeys at a close location after gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park substituting the long drive to Nyungwe in the south west.

Mount Rubavu which offers remarkable mountain hikes gaining magical views of Gisenyi town while Mount Muhungwe with the highest non volcanic peak in Rubavu offers a 7 hour hiking adventure. The more sophisticated Mountain Karisimbi takes 2 days and is ideal for active climbers.

Lake Kivu which provides the remarkable kayaking and Bilharzia free water swimming experience along with impressive resort and beach encounter on its fascinating shores also makes Rubavu unique.

With these attractions and activities, Rubavu provides an alternative escape for the world travelers planning safaris to Rwanda.




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