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Rwanda’s tourism investment potential worth several hundred million US Dollars

The added inflow of travellers into Rwanda, to a large part for conference tourism and MICE events, is now opening up investment opportunities across the country and especially along the tourism zone along Lake Kivu.

There in particular does Rwanda want to see added lodges, resorts and hotels come up, alongside a golf course development and lake based opportunities like fishing boats, house boats and excursion rides to see the often spectacular birdlife.

Easy access to the national parks of Nyungwe Forest and the more recently established Gishwati Forest will no doubt help to make the Lake Kivu region more attractive, besides the Congo – Nile Trail which runs along the entire lake shore from the border triangle with Congo and Burundi to Gisenyi.

Two new hotels in Kigali, the Radisson Blu Hotel and Conference Centre and the Marriott Kigali are due to be joined in 2017 by a Ramada, a Sheraton and other hotels under construction, making it necessary to expand upscale hotel, lodge and resort capacity accordingly to accommodate visitors on pre and post-conference tours into the country side, be it Akagera National Park – where by next year some rhinos will be re-introduce by African Parks – of the most famous of all Rwandan parks, Volcanoes, home to hundreds of the rare mountain gorillas.

This all goes hand in hand with the ongoing growth of national airline RwandAir, which will in a few weeks take delivery of their 10th and 11th aircraft, a brand new Boeing B737-800NG and a second Airbus A330, the larger -300 variant, which will help open up new routes not just in Africa but for the first time also to India and beyond.


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