Rwanda in the past has continued to position itself as one of the most attractive places to visit in the world. The country is still among the best kept tour and travel secrets, and this year may experience possible tourism boom as many travellers are paying attention to this small country in the heart of Africa. The remarkable country-famous for its astonishing wildlife, thriving arts scene, vibrant local culture and clean city-undoubtedly is one to visit this year. But what makes the country’s tourism industry thrive?
Significant news features
Every major travel news source currently is lauding the country as a top place to visit in 2019. The country has in the past been recognized by the Telegraph and CNN Travel as a top travel destination. Last year it was also featured in the New York Times on its annual list of ‘52 Places to Go in 2018‘list. Rwanda is not all about gorilla trekking’. Many articles and features also show other attractions like Nyungwe National Park, Akagera National Park and the country’s idyllic lakes
Visa on arrival policy
Citizens of any country, as of January 1, 2018 may obtain a 30 day, $30 USD visa upon arrival in the country. This also has created opportunity for many travellers to visit Rwanda this year.
Direct flights between Kigali and Amsterdam, Istanbul and Brussels have for several years been operating. But more direct flights between other capital cities, like from Kigali to London and New York is opening up new opportunities for travel and business. With better flight alternatives, it is easier for tourists to visit this amazing country of a thousand hills.
New and improved luxury travel
Rwanda no longer is a place for only backpackers. Fantastic food, impeccable service and gorgeous scenery characterize the country’s newest and best luxury hotels found not just in the capital Kigali but also in other towns and cities. Bisate Lodge.,Singita Kwitonda Lodge,One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Marriot Hotel and reopening of One&Only Nyungwe House are among the additions that make the country also to be a high-end travel destination.
Safety, security and stability
Rwanda has been extolled by visitors and locals as among the safest countries in the world. Furthermore, in 2017 Gallup Poll officially recognized the country as 11th safest country globally. This international recognition of the country’s safety is a strong tourism marketing tool, and will continue to draw in more tourists. According to World Economic Forum (WEF) report in 2017, the country was ranked as the 9th safest country in the world. This placed it ahead of several countries like Austria, Portugal, New Zealand and the Netherlands.There are much more reasons to visit Rwanda this year. Not only are you assured of safety but also the country is thriving with so many attraction sites that cater for every traveller. You can contact the Virunga Ecotours when planning to visit the country and for certain you are going to have a memorable experience.