Other Attractions Outside Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Rwanda genocide memorial sites
Following the events that occurred during the 100 days of murder in 1994, the Rwanda genocide sites were established to honor the lives of the people who were slain to death. About eight memorial sites were established to commemorate and provide a decent burial to the deceased Rwandan citizens. The sites include; Gisozi memorial site, Gisenyi memorial site, Nyamata memorial site, Murambi genocide memorial site, Bisesero memorial site, Nyarubuye memorial site, Nyanza memorial site, and Ntarama memorial site. It is in these memorial sites that history, memory and the history of memory about ‘the 100 days of bloodshed’ are reflected. A visit to Volcanoes national park without visiting any of these sites is surely an incomplete trip.
Buhanga Eco Park
Explore the cultural heritage of the Buhanga forest, a place where Rwanda kings performed their initiation and enthronement ceremonies. Buhanga Eco park is around 31 hectares and testimony of past societies that carried out such rituals as sacred. The forest has different dimensions with each having a different story concerning king initiations and traditions of the Yore people of Rwanda.
As you walk through the park, catch the sight of a small spring of dark and cold water which is believed to overflow during the dry season and dry up during the rainy season.