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Rwanda’s ethnic tribe’s of Hutus and Tutsi are popular around the world due to the 1990s Rwandan conflicts massacres. However, did you know that these same tribes have beautiful cultural identities that attract tourists?
Located in Eastern Africa, Rwanda borders Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the DRC. You find English and French languages are used besides Kinyarwanda which is the official language. Its geographical terrain is characterized by mountains, grassland savannah and lakes. This is a subtropical climatic zone with great weather all the year round.
Central and Western Rwanda is mostly covered by the East African Albertain Mountains. The dense forest cover provides a rich ecosystem for a variety of animals and plant species. The location has a variety of large animals like the Columbus monkeys, chimpanzees, and gorillas. You will find mountain gorillas permits for tourists to mingle with the wild in safety. Its landscape is characterized by rolling hills, a savanna, plains and aesthetic looking swamps.
Among the wildlife reserves is the Akagera National Park with the fascinating wildebeests and antelopes. It has a variety of acacia trees and a grassland savannah. The Volcanoes national Park is decorated by bamboo trees and moorland. These parks have endangered plants from endemic varieties.
However, in order to conveniently tour this region, you need to get in touch with one of the many car rental agencies. If you are on a tight, you need not worry since; you can get cheap car hire services also.
You will also find watershed between the Congo and Nile drainage basins. Take a tour to Lake Kivu, one of the deepest lakes in the world. The Lake and Volcano views in Virunga Mountains are a natural wonder. How about the over 670 bird species in Rwanda? Amazing group tours in the Nyungwe Forest is a treat for bird watching activities. Tour companies hire cars for such expeditions around the Albertine Rift. There are numerous bird species of storks, and cranes to watch. Holiday makers can’t get enough of Rwanda’s natural resources.
There are three main ethnic groups in Rwanda; Hutus, Tutsis and Twas. The smallest are the Twas who feature about 1 % of the total population. These are forest dwellers pygmy groups.
The Hutus and Tutsis were originally hunters and gatherers, but soon adopted subsistence agricultural practices. It would be advisable to make use of car hire services if you wish to tour much of Rwanda. Drum music and dance among these groups is quite popular and entertaining- it is part of their lifestyle. The intore dance is a great attraction due to its beats.
As you tour the interior regions of Rwanda, you will not miss the cow dung arts and unique local crafts. The Rwandese woven basket has many uses and is a perfect gift for your friends and family. Learn about the early kingdoms and clans of these great groups and how the groups came into existence.
Rwandese people love plantains, cassava and sweet potatoes. These delicacies served with pulses, fish sauce and peanut stew is a must try among its cuisine. The locals love fermented milk called the ikivuguto too. With the cheap car hire services, you can explore this country at your own pace and learn so much about it.
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