Tourism News in Rwanda

Like for the Air Transport, tourism in Rwanda recorded a dramatic growth since some years. In 2012, it generated $281,8m in 2012 compared to $251.3m (Rwf159b) the previous year. This corresponds to an increase of 17%.

In 2012, Rwanda has welcomed 1,075,829 visitors having shifted from the 2011 number which was 908,001 visitors.  This represents an increase of 22%.

Most if articles are published come from press agencies or newspapers, however some articles are written by us.


Tourism receipts up by 4% , while Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda showcase joint tourist visa at ITB

World tourism projected to grow 4.5% this year

Tourism Still Country’s Leading Foreign Exchange Earner

Rwanda Tourism Sector records a strong growth during the first semester

$310 million investment in the Tourism Sector, in 2012

Rwanda Tourism Sector generated $71.5 million from January to March

USA, India, UK, Belgium and Germany are top 5 markets for Rwandan tourism (outside Africa)

Rwanda attracted 1,075,829 visitors in 2012

Tourism Exhibition

Rwanda confirms its presence for the INDABA 2014, in South Africa

Rwanda wins its 5th best exhibitor Award at ITBBerlin

Good feedback for the Rwandan Stands at the World Travel Market 2013

Rwanda wins the best exhibitor award at Akwaaba African Travel Market

Serena Kigali Hotel is the best Hotel in Rwanda in 2013

Primatologist Jane Goodall Visits Rwanda Project

Kwita Izina “Gorilla Naming ” 2013

World Tourism Organization chief meets President Paul Kagame

A new gorilla baby comes into the world in National Park

Rwanda shines at the ITB Berlin 2013 the world’s leading travel show

Various News

Rwanda and Burundi enhance cooperation in parks conservation

Rwanda Development Board will Rwanda CEOs in Hospitality

Rwandan among the 22 finalists for the Rolex 2014 Enterprise Awards

Did you know it ? 2 939 Australians visited the Volcanoes National Park in 2013. Stephen Scourfield is one of them

Rwanda tour operators target Dutch visitors

Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda Launch Single Tourist Visa

Top 10 affordable safaris in east Africa : Track chimpanzees in Rwanda

Despite the growth, Rwanda tourism industry suffers of a lack of staff skills

Global chains, direct flights and a state-of-the-art conference centre for Rwanda

Trade fair in Brazzaville to boost tourism and trade for Rwanda

Illegal Activities Threatening Bird Watching Industry

“Kiwita Izina” Gorilla Naming Event Awarded For Tourism Innovation

Rwanda Ranked 6th in the ‘Top 10 Countries’ List of ‘Rough Guides’ –

Rwanda: Replicate Volcanoes Tourism Model

Conservationists Report Unusual “Gorilla Boom” in Rwanda

Akagera National Park gets new fence materials. Lions will be re introducted by the end of 2014

Wood poachers arrested in the Akagera National Park

The Visa Global Travel Intentions unveils a survey showing key concerns by tourists

Rwanda in top five hot tourism destinations for 2014

National Geographic Travel names Nyungwe Forest on its 20 Best of the World list

Reforms in the tourism industry are paying off, [ World Bank Africa Tourism Report 2013]

The North Gate of the Akagera Park now re-opens under conditions

Musanze eyes tourism boost

Animal exhibition to boost cultural tourism

Governement launches officially “The Kivu Belt Tourism Master Plan”

Tourism sector stakeholders urged to support park communities

Travel advice at the DR Congo – Rwanda boarder

Medical Tourism : Appolo Hospitals (India) Asia’s Largest Hospital Group plans to open an hospital in Rwanda

Single Tourist Visa to Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya

Karongi will host the first environnement museum in Africa

“Rwanda should Diversify Tourism Sector” , according to OD Business Development

Kenya and Rwanda enhance cooperation in the Tourism sector

Nepal firm wins a consulting contrat for the construction of a cable car on the Karisimbi Mount

Meets Rick Asumbuko tour guide at Nyungwe Forest, since 1987

First Indians Pilgrims arrive at Kibeho

19 years after the Genocide, Rwanda is a model for sustainable tourism

The former Rwanda’s State House is now a major museum and leisure centre

How revenues park benefit to the local population (Nyungwe Forest)

Kitwa Izina (Gorilla Naming Ceremony) : a showcase to promote Rwandan Culture

Rwanda wants to regulate Tourism sector

Eastern Province Plans to Diversify Tourism

Musanze Caves officaly launched

Private investors to run tourism business in parks

Rica Rwigamba is new head of regional tourism body

How Rwanda Can Become a Medical Tourist Destination

Rwanda among top 10 places to see animals in the Wild

Akagera Park Gets New Facilities

Rwanda ranked among the 25 friendliest country in the World, for tourists

Nearly 6 millions viewers have watched the Top Gear Episode about Rwanda

Rwanda eyes Medical Tourism

Rwanda eyes Russia and China markets

Rwandan Visa : new rules for Africans travelers from 01 January 2013

Reports : photos & videos

Nyungwe kids birdwatching club visited the Akagera National Park

Akagera: Rwanda’s beacon of hope

In the footsteps of gorillas : Indian tourist visits Rwanda [The]

Postcards from readers: Kwitonda silverback in Rwanda

The night life in the Akagera National Park

Discover the Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Akagera National Park

Python devours crocodile in Rwanda in the Akagera National Park

Why to visit Rwanda ? Here are 12 good reasons

Last Mountains Gorillas

Adventure in the midst of the gorillas of Rwanda

Gorillas in the Mist : 25 Things You Didn’t Know about the film

World-class service exists in Rwanda, too.

Nkondo Primary School & Rwinkwavu Community Library & Learning Centre visit the Akagera National Park

Natural Beauty in East Africa : Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda

Akagera National Park, New infrastuctures, New products, New vision

Kay Sun Hotel: African Cuisine in Exotic Setting

Akagera National Park gets electrical fencing

Interview of Rica RWIGAMBA Head of Rwanda Tourism and Conservation

10 Astounding Wildlife Photos Up For Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Nkombo Island: Lake Kivu’s hidden jewel

Aerial Census at the Akagera National Park [August 2013]

Volcanoes National Park among 7 of Africa’s Finest Safari Destinations

1994 Genocide : Rwanda is becoming a new “disaster tourism” destination

Rwandan Adventures – African adventures by bicycle and by foot!

Pakistani working for the Rwanda Developpment Board, impressed by the Rwanda Tourisim Sector

Martin Aviator Motel, a motel near the Kigali Kanombe Airport

My Planet TV (Russia) promotes Rwandan tourism in Russia

Dubai World Nyungwe Forest Lodge : Rwanda’s top luxury safari lodge

Gorilla Photography in Rwanda

Eco-tourism thrives despite history of conflict

A new lease of life for Mountain Gorillas in DRC, Rwanda, Uganda

Les beautés du Rwanda

BBC Report about Kigali City

Rwanda a haven for nature lovers

Tribute to Rwanda by Proud Rwanda

Video: 2 Weeks In Rwanda


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