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What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Rwanda is small so we get out a lot; trips to Uganda (Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Rwenzoris, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Mutanda, etc), Tanzania (drive to Serengeti, Kigoma, or Katavi, for the adventurous). Within Rwanda, Akagera is a nice little getaway, especially if you enjoy camping. Lake Kivu is relaxing (though not a lot to do with kids, since you can't swim). Chimp or gorilla tracking in Nyungwe or Volcanoes National Parks. - Dec 13, 2017
This is a beautiful country. I've had the chance to visit a few game parks in the region, and have had amazing up-close animal experiences. There are also lovely places to stay in the country - lakeside, in a rainforest, etc. Also good regional travel. - Jan 25, 2017
Gorilla trekking, tea plantations, enjoying nature - Apr 5, 2016
Nyungwe National Forest is a great getaway. My husband is much better traveled than me, and he said this is his favorite place in the world. It's a peaceful and serene getaway. More and more great restaurants are popping up around the city. I've also enjoyed the shopping in Kigali - finding various co-ops and their specialty - jewelry (some which is sold to Anthropologie and another to Ralph Lauren), quilts, pillow cases and linens, furniture, and more... - Oct 16, 2014
Tourism includes seeing the gorillas, volcanoes, and Nyungwe forest. - Jul 23, 2014
Having a large house during the nesting phase of being new parents, nice restaurants, and weather. - Sep 13, 2013
Seeing the gorillas is the highlight of any stay in Rwanda. Resorts on Lake Kivu are a nice getaway, as is Nyungwe Forest. Akagera makes for a nice day-trip safari. Other than that, it's all about time with friends. - May 6, 2012
Nyungwe Forest, gorilla trekking, climbing Mt. Karisimbi - Jul 28, 2011
I have enjoyed visiting the wildlife at the Gensenyi and National Parks. Also: rafting down the large lazy river just outside of the capital city, and visiting Lake Kivu for a weekend. - Oct 20, 2010
Getting to know the Rwandan people has been wonderful, as they are open and welcoming. Travel is our love and Rwanda's location offers a good base to do this from. The Gorillas were amazing; we were able to get so close. Rafting the Nile is just 10 hours away and it is fantastic. - Jan 23, 2010