Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda is near bustling city centre and cultural attractions
Everything from government offices to local street markets and shops are within a few kilometers of this city centre-adjacent hotel. The Kigali Genocide Memorial is about 6 kilometers away and further afield is Akagera National Park where you can enjoy a true blue safari adventure. Visitors looking for handmade clothing, vibrant African textiles and souvenirs can visit the Kimironko market.
- Inema Art Center - 1.5 km
- Kimironko market - 4.3 km
- Kigali Genocide Memorial - 5.8 km
- Volcanoes National Parl - 94 km
- Akagera National Park - 164 km
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
This corner of North Western Rwanda is a breath-taking unforgettable place where culture, adventure and conservation intersect.
The "Parc National de Volcans" lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just a short two-hour drive from Rwanda's capital of Kigali, the park is a central location for exploring some distinctly Rwandan experiences. While a visit to the mountain gorillas is often at the top of visitor, the dramatic landscape also offers thrilling hiking and visits to the fascinating golden monkeys.
Activities in Volcanoes National Park include: Tracking the endangered mountain gorillas on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes, Hiking through mountain forests to experience these gentle creatures or make your way through airy bamboo forests to find the charming Golden Monkey.
Distance from hotel: 110 km / 2hr30
AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
The Akagera National Park is a stunning national park where the past has been revived. It is located in the north east of Rwanda along the border with Tanzania. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa. Akagera offers a great safari element as it is home to many large plains game species. Due to its wide variety of habitats, this park is an important ornithological site with nearly 500 bird species.
Distance from hotel: 110 km / 2hr30
NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southwest of Rwanda is a vast untouched tropical rainforest with a high, dense canopy. Nyungwe is certainly worthy of its status because of its spectacular biodiversity to top it off the heart of the forest is like a scene from a fairy tale.
Nyungwe is home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates’ species (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Rwenzori Black & White Colobus), it’s also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal.
This majestic rainforest is filled with nature and wildlife experiences for you to emerge yourself in. Hiking or even biking through the beautiful terrain, tracking the famous chimpanzees, experiencing the canopy walk, witnessing beautiful birds, relaxing by waterfalls are just a glimpse of activities that Nyungwe offers.
Distance from hotel: 180km/4hr10
LAKE KIVU/ RUBAVU
Relax and refresh along Rwanda's coastline.
If you're surprised that Rwanda has a beach - you're not alone. Rubavu (also known as Gisenyi) is a waterfront town located on the shores of Lake Kivu, one of Africa's great bodies of water. At only an hour away from Volcanoes National Park, Rubavu is a great way to unwind after your trekking adventures.
Rubavu marks the beginning of the Congo Nile Trail, which extends 227 km to Rusizi, and has plenty of biking and hiking trails to fulfil those who crave to some more adventure. Rubavu is also known for its agritourism experiences, with many tea and coffee plantations nearby.
Distance from hotel: 155 km / 3hr16
CONGO NILE TRAIL
Get lost along the lake in Rwanda’s wildest corner. The Congo Nile Trail is a trail along Lake Kivu that stretches through various districts from Rubavu to Rutsiro continues through to Karongi then Nyamasheke district and ends at Rusizi District.
This 227 km (141 miles) of beautiful landscapes includes rolling hills, clear water, trails give stunning views of the Lake Kivu coastline and this offers adventurous travellers an exciting way to discover Rwanda. Biking the Congo Nile Trail is also a possibility and can be completed in 5 days, with rich views and immersive cultural experiences along the way. This trail appeals to daring travellers and is a great way to experience Rwanda.