Rwanda is in high gears getting ready to host the long awaited 2022 CHOGM conference scheduled for 20th to 26th June 2022. With such a huge gathering, it’s obvious that some delegates will want to explore more of Rwanda. You will have check some of the must Visit Places in Rwanda during the 2022 CHOGM, with Africa Adventure Safaris. This year’s CHOGM meeting comes after two years of postponement due to covid19 travel restrictions. Right now, the Land of a thousand hills is finally set to host the heads of states from 53 former British colonial territories. The CHOGM Conference in Rwanda was first scheduled for 2020 but was pushed further when the world was hit by the deadly covid19 that put a hold on travels across the globe. Rwanda will be the sixth African country to host CHOGM meeting. Zambia was the first African country to host CHOGM followed by Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda respectively. The CHOGM meeting in Rwanda comes 15 years since when the listing meeting took place in Uganda.
CHOGM conference & Rwanda tourism
Rwanda tourism is set to reap big from the incoming CHOGM meeting. YES, Rwanda Development Board is all set to welcome and guide delegates to explore the hidden tourism gem of this small country. Unlike other African countries, Rwanda has done extra to promote her tourism potential. Despite the 1994 genocide that smashed the country into ashes, Rwanda under the leadership of HE Paul Kagame has picked up from the ruins transforming into one of the safest and best travel destinations in Africa. Through Rwanda Development Board, the Land of a Thousand Hills has marketed its tourism products informing the whole world what they offer. The success story of today’s Rwanda compared to the past Rwanda is the reason enough to visit this small country.
In 2018, Rwanda Development Board signed a deal with Arsenal football club as one of marketing Rwanda tourism to the outside world. The deal sees all arsenal players wear Jerseys with “VISIT RWANDA”. Also, some members of the Arsenal football club such as David Luiz among others have come through to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
What are Rwanda Must Visits in 2022?
The fact that CHOGM is closer, Africa Adventure Safaris enlightens you on some of Rwanda’s must visits in 2022. These include
Mountain gorilla trekking
Take part in the lifetime mountain gorilla trekking experience on your Rwanda safari. The experience takes place in Volcanoes National park located in North Western Rwanda. The small country is one of the three African countries where these endangered primates live. Volcanoes Perk is home to over 400 mountain gorillas, which is the highest population in the Virunga Conservation Area. Each gorilla permit in Rwanda costs $1500 but it’s worth it. Rwanda offers luxury gorilla safaris suitable for delegates. The combination of luxury lodges, clean streets, peace and security in Rwanda your best destination. Some of the top lodges in Volcanoes National park include Bisate Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Sabyinyo Silverback Gorilla Lodge among others.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
If you want to have a close encounter with your close relative “the chimpanzees” Nyungwe Forest National Park is the best place for you. Located in southwestern Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest offers you memorable chimpanzee trekking experiences. Canopy walk, nature walks and bird watching experience complement the chimp treks.
Kigali genocide memorial Centre
Visit the Kigali genocide memorial Centre to mourn the innocent lives that were lost in the massacre. The scene contains graveyards for the killed people, the skulls, ashes and clothes. Visiting the site gives you morale to appreciate the far this country has come in terms of development and peace. You will also see a short video clip, which shows how the genocide started.
Akagera National Park
Go game viewing in Akagera National park home to the big five game. Akagera is the only savannah park in Rwanda where game and scenic viewing takes place. Guided day and night game drives offer you chance to meet up with different wild animals feeding and resting in the wilderness. Still in Akagera, enjoy a boat cruise at Lake Ihema located in the heart of the park.
In conclusion, Rwanda is all set and ready to host the 2022 CHOGM conference, Delegates are called on to spare mote time and explore tourism in Rwanda offering them a lifetime experience.