When it comes to things to do in Rwanda, nearly every tourist has one activity at the top of their itinerary: gorilla trekking. The mystique of getting up close to creatures who share 99 percent of our DNA captivates travelers from around the world, and there’s no better place than Rwanda to do it. The country has made serious strides in conservation to protect the animals.


5 Top Tourist Attractions  in Rwanda


1. Volcanoes National Park


A mountain gorilla at Volcanoes National Park


2. Kigali Genocide Memorial


Victims' names at the Kigali Genocide Memorial


3. King’s Palace Museum


The fresh milk hut at the King's Palace Museum


4. Lake Kivu


Palm-lined shores of Lake Kivu


5. Akagera National Park


Zebras at Akagera National Park