Qatar and the Rwanda government sign an MoU to construct Rwanda’s Kigali Bugesera airport. In the immediate aftermath of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, it was so had to imagine how Rwanda was going to uplift itself from this dreadful horror that ragged the country at its very core as there was nothing really left to see about Rwanda, it was a dark cloud of another failed state on the African continent in the making since the local society was disoriented to its very fabric and there was nothing but a state of hopelessness. However, with the change of guard as the Rwanda Patriotic Front taking power with Paul Kagame at the helm, Rwanda fortunes made a complete u-turn as the new regime wanted nothing but to prove wrong all those that had written this country off as a failed state.
Fast forward to 2019 Rwanda is one of the fastest developing countries on the African continent with an economy that surpasses many countries that have enjoyed relative peace for a relatively long period of time. Rwanda’s development is owed to many factors which include a stable political climate that has allowed Rwandans to settle and work towards the betterment of their motherland. Now 20 years after the horrific days that clumped this beautiful country with rolling hills and amazing people, Rwanda has become a country envied by many other African nations given its skyrocketing pace of development. If you had visited Rwanda only a few months after the genocide and you get to go back today, you can hardly recognize it because the country has undergone such a tremendous “corrective surgery” in that it’s now a shadow of its former self.
Rwanda development glory is highly infringed on its booming tourism sector and the Kagame government has had to make some bold financial decisions to heavily invest in Rwanda tourism so that it can earn more. Some of the investments made by the government include lucrative sponsorship deals with European footballing giant teams such as Arsenal in UK and Paris Saint Germain in France with these deals lingering around 50 million dollars. However, some of these deals have received heavy criticism from economic analysts and some parts of the local population but the Rwanda Tourism Board has pointed out the these deals especially the Arsenal which in now in its 2nd year has led to an increase of 05% in tourists visiting Rwanda from UK which is a direct result from this deal and overall results show that in 2018 alone Rwanda earned 380 million dollars from tourism while the Rwanda Central Bank projects that by the end of this financial year, the country will earn 405 million dollars and 800$ million by 2024 hence making these deals more meaningful for the country to appreciate this effort.
As we speak today the Rwandan government has entered into a memorandum of understanding MOU with Qatar airways to construct a state of the art Kigali Bugesera International airport 25km out of Kigali city. In this MOU, Qatar airways will own 60% of the airport while Rwanda will own 40% of this 818 million dollar airport complex. This airport has been designed to have a capacity to hold over 7 million passenger at the end of the first phase of construction in 2020 and over 14 million passengers when it starts operating at full throttle upon completion in 2024. Bugesera Airport Company expects to complete the USD414 million first phase of construction of Kigali Bugesera International Airport by 2020, with the airport’s construction schedule on track. The Minister for Environment Vincent Biruta said he believes Kigali Bugesera International Airport will be the greenest airport in Africa, once complete. As the “country’s largest” infrastructure project, the airport’s designs were recently upgraded to meet “green standards”. Global Green Growth Institute DG Frank Rijsberman commented the new airport will be among the first airports to achieve ‘green’ certification. The airport, under construction, will be a net-zero emissions complex as a result of “energy and water efficiency and solar power”.
What does Rwanda have to offer to its new passenger arrivals?
Rwanda is a country that’s naturally endowed with a myriad of attractions ranging from natural attractions to cultural attraction. Gorilla tours are Rwanda’s major tourism exports as Rwanda is home to these magnificent creatures that are found in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes is a quite fulfilling adventure as its done following any of the 11 gorilla families that are found within these mountain ranges.
Gorilla safaris aren’t carried out only in Rwanda but also 2 other countries of Uganda and DR Congo since these too are home to the amazing gorillas. Gorilla safaris in Uganda are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and also in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda gorilla safaris give you a unique opportunity to see any of the 19 gorilla families that have been habituated in these national parks for an exhilarating Uganda gorilla trip experience. Congo gorilla tours, on the other hand, are carried out in 2 different national parks that is Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park. A Congo gorilla safari to Virunga national park gives an encounter with the magical mountain gorillas while a Congo gorilla trip to Kahuzi Biega National Park leads to a memorable encounter with the eastern lowland gorillas.
In order to offer more than just gorilla safaris, Rwanda has positioned itself as Africa’s next MICE destination with capacity to hold large meetings of over 5000 guests in a single seating in its Kigali Convention Center complex that’s also home to Radisson blu hotel a 5 star hotel in order to accommodate guests near the convention center. Since Rwanda is relatively a small but beautiful country, its so easy for these guests to tour Rwanda’s various attractions in a single for example a 1 day Rwanda gorilla tour to Volcanoes is very possible given that this park is about 125km or 2hour drive away from Kigali. If you aren’t interested in a Rwanda gorilla trip, then you can always opt to enjoy a fascinating Kigali city tour. This 1 day Kigali city tour takes you through the sights and sounds of Kigali city such a visit to the Kigali genocide memorial to have an insight into the dreadful horrors of the Rwandan genocide. You can also ably. Besides Rwanda gorilla safaris, Rwanda still offers a number of attractions for any passenger making a Rwanda tour and these include a chimpanzee safari in Rwanda in Nyungwe forest national park. While enjoying a Rwanda safari tour to Nyungwe, you can take part in the amazing canopy walk which views an opportunity to walk over the treetops of this lush green tropical forest and enjoy the stunning views. A Rwanda wildlife safari to Akagera National park promise nothing but pure joy as you’re presented with an opportunity to see all the Africa big fives as well as other animals.
With all these investment one can tell that Rwanda is on a correct path to achieve to its tourism long term goals.
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Are you in for a thrilling Rwanda gorilla safari or a Uganda tour? Check out our Rwanda gorilla tracking safaris website. This website gives you a myriad of Rwanda gorilla tour packages. Rwanda gorilla safaris are carried out in Volcanoes National Park, Volcanoes is home to over 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you an ultimate Rwanda gorilla tour experience. These gorilla safaris in Rwanda have been classified into short Rwanda gorilla tours and these run between 1- 5 days for example 1 day Rwanda gorilla safari tours and 2 days Rwanda gorilla safaris. There are also long Rwanda gorilla tours, these run between 6-9 days for example 6 days Rwanda gorilla chimpanzee safaris. Since Uganda is also another fascinating Africa safari destination which shares quite similar attractions like Rwanda has, these attractions in range from savanna wildlife attractions that are found in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. Uganda is also a gorilla destination and Uganda gorilla safaris are carried out either in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which can be visited for a spectacular Uganda gorilla tour experience. After a magical gorilla tour in Uganda, you can always visit Lake Bunyonyi Uganda and enjoy the stunning views of this magical lake. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi gives you an opportunity to experience a boat ride on Africa’s second deepest lake.. Regardless of the length of your stay in Africa, you can enjoy either a short Uganda wildlife safari or a long Uganda wildlife safari experience visiting several attractions in Uganda. However, if you don’t want to miss out on experiencing what each country has to offer, you can also have a combined Uganda Rwanda safari tours options which will see you visit the two countries of Uganda and Rwanda in a single safari package such as 5 days Uganda Rwanda gorilla trekking safari.
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