East Africa - Rwanda (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Rwanda chapter from Lonely Planet’s East Africa guidebook.

Today Rwanda is a country of tribal unity, political stability and a promising future. Tourism is once again a key contributor to the economy and the industry’s brightest star is the chance to track rare mountain gorillas through bamboo forests in the shadow of the Virunga volcanoes.

  • hike the forested slopes of the Virungas for a close encounter with mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park
  • maps
  • watch an Intore dance performance at the National Museum of Rwanda, the finest museum in the country, in Huye (Butare)
  • transport
  • kick back with a locally brewed Bralirwa on the sandy shores of Lake Kivu at Gisenyi or the equally beautiful Kibuye further south
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Kigali, Northwestern Rwanda, Musanze (Ruhengeri), Volcanoes National Park, Gisenyi, Huye (Butare) & around, Nyanza (Nyabisindu), Nyungwe Forest National Park, Cyangugu, Kibuye, Eastern Rwanda, Akagera National Park, Understand and Survival Guide.

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50 pages

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