How much do we know about Nyanza ya Butare? Well, it's not too late. Come walk along with me the paths of Rwanda’s cultural hub - Nyanza - formerly referred to as Nyabisindu, a colonial name.
The Gishwati Forest Reserve is a rainforest extending west beyond Lake Kivu connecting with the rainforests of Congo and south connecting with Nyungwe Forest. The 2012/2013 national budget contains the supplies to turn Gishwati into a full national park. The Gishwati rain forest is located in a 900 ha area of land. An additional 700 ha of agricultural fields and pastures land will soon be recognized to be within reserve boundaries.
Nyungwe Forest National Park was established in 2004 and covers an area of approximately 970 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bogs. The nearest town is Cyangugu, 54 km to the west.
Rwanda has made remarkable progress since the 1994 genocide but it’s important for both Rwandans and visitors alike to learn about what happened and remember the victims hence the country has preserved the memorial sites.
Hot springs give a beautiful scenery in Rwanda and they are known for their healing waters. They lie at lie at the base of a limestone quarry as they bubble up into a large green pool.
Rwanda’s rivers are mainly in the eastern part of the country. The rivers in the east forms the boundary with Tanzania and are part of the boundary with Burundi and some flows southward from Lake Kivu along the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, into Burundi and on to Lake Tanganyika.