Off-limits for years due to 1994 genocide, Rwanda has slowly opened up to tourism and in recent years has grown as a top emerging destination in Africa. The hospitality industry came a long way and now offers an eclectic mix of eco-lodges, boutique hotels and 5 stars hotel either family owned and run or, especially in the capital city Kigali, part of international groups. Choice and quality of accommodations vary a lot according to the region. The area of Volcanoes National Park, the most famous and visited park in Rwanda, has attracted major investments and offers quite a wide choice of accommodations, including some luxury eco-lodges such as Sabyinyo Silverback and Virunga. Throughout the rest of the country the choice is more limited and quality standards are generally lower.
"A stunning little country, and an emerging travel destination in East Africa, where a dark past lives together with ancient volcanoes and lush forests inhabited by gorillas."