Cheap Flights to Rwanda
Flights to Rwanda
Located in east-central Africa, Rwanda, or officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a sovereign state and nation located a few degrees below the equator. The nation is bordered by the countries of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda, and forms part of the African Great Lakes Region. The African Great Lakes Region is a huge concentration of lakes in Africa and is comprised with the many lakes on the aforementioned countries.
The country became infamous in Africa after the Rwanda Genocide incident, when a huge number of Rwandans killed by their neighbors. The country's capital is Kigali, and the recovering population now stands at 13 million.
What to see and do
Musanze Cave - a 1.25-mile cave, the Musanze Cave is home to a large bat colony. The cave system was formed from lava basaltic layers from the Bisoke and Sabyinyo volcanoes, and is a popular destination for Rwandan visitors. The cave system has 31 entry points formed from roof collapses, which also creates beautiful natural lighting inside the cave.
Nyungwe Forest - known as one of Africa's oldest and largest protected mountain rain forests, the Nyungwe Forest is an almost untouched ecological system located south-west of the country. It is home to a large concentration of primates, particularly chimpanzees. Travelers who come here are welcomed to viewing decks where they can check on the animals in their natural habitat, while the adventurous ones are welcome to trek (with a guide) to the hidden spots and wonders of the forest.
Volcanoes National Park - known as a haven for the mountain gorilla, the Volcanoes National Park is the probably the most important destination in Rwanda, due to its importance to the nation's fauna and flora. It is home to the eight volcanoes of the Virunga, namely the Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo, and is located in north-western Rwanda. The park borders the Virunga National Park in DR Congo, and the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
Genocide Memorials - there are two genocide memorials in Rwanda, namely the Nyamata and Ntarama. The genocide memorials remind the country's visitors and locals of the grueling past of Rwanda - a dark episode in the country's history. The memorials show photographs, and evidences (clothing, roof pockmarked with bullet holes, and open crypts) of the hardships experienced by some 40,000 victims. The memorials also show the current status of the survivors of the bloodbath.
How to get around
Minibuses, cabs, and various types of motorcycle taxis are the means as to how to get around within Rwanda. Travelers may also rent huge 4x4 vehicles if going out of the city centers and checking out the sights up the mountains or in uncharted areas.
How to get there
The Kigali International Airport, also known as the Kanombe International Airport, is the primary airport serving Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. It is the main gateway to the country, and serves as a transit airport to the DR Congo. Airlines that travel to the destination include Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, and RwandAir. The airport has a few flights to Asia and Europe, and a huge network of flights in Africa. Charter and cargo flights are also available in the airport.
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