Rwanda is geographically located in central Africa but economically it recently joined East Africa just to enjoy the economical gains that flow in this region than were it is geographically located. And has much history and natural beauty. There are many interesting sights to see, with many guided tours to choose from. Rwanda is home to a huge diverse population of animals including gorillas and the largest natural park for Hippos. There are expeditions to places like volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforests which are home to many different African animals. Though Rwanda is still a developing country, this has not deterred it to do whatever possible to develop its tourism industry and it has really moved miles in this sector. Rwanda has well maintained infrastructure especially roads linking to the different tourist attractions some thing that has really increased the in flow of tourists, Rwanda has a lot of good accommodation facilities both in the city and towns s well as in the national parks. Some 20,000 are believed to be there. Although, Rwanda is still a developing country it has quite a few hotels and its new international interest in tourism is giving it a comeback.
All Rwandese national parks and conservation areas are controlled by the Rwanda development board. This umbrella Organization is majorly concerned about protecting and conserving the Rwandan culture for generation and it devised three driving principles of;
To conserve the rich biodiversity of the Protected Areas and to develop sustainable tourism in collaboration with stakeholders for the benefit of all the Rwandan People.
To turn Rwanda into a major tourism destination and regional conference hub for Central and Eastern Africa with high quality diversified products that contribute to the country’s overall socio-economic development.
To maintain, enhance and sustain the ecological integrity, health and productivity of Rwanda’s ecosystems, as pillars of environmental stewardship and sustainable development.
Rwanda’s travel and tourism industry experienced a boom over the review period, thanks to efforts by the RDB to enhance and diversify its tourism offerings. Although mountain gorillas continued to play a key role in contributing to the industry’s growth, the country shifted from relying on their attraction, so as to remain competitive in the fast-growing, ever changing travel and tourism market. As part of its diversification campaign, the national tourism body introduced several new tourism products, among them three birding routes outside the national parks, a Canopy Walk in Nyungwe National Park, as well as the Congo Nile Trail, which offers a wide range of hiking experiences around the shores of Lake Kivu.