Nyungwe Forest Reserve Vacations

Travelers seeking a destination close to delightful rolling hills far removed from the yapping tourist hordes, are sure to enjoy Nyungwe Forest Reserve and surrounding towns in Rwanda.

The national capital Kigali is situated 75 miles (121 kilometers) northeast of Nyungwe Forest Reserve.

Of course, limiting yourself to only one place will only ever furnish you with a small window into the wider natural and cultural makeup of a region. So try to set aside some time to delve into Rwanda's range of attractions. Interesting places in the vicinity of Nyungwe Forest Reserve are Butare, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west, and Gisenyi, 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the south.

Take some time out from seeing the sights and spend a relaxing afternoon wind surfing or canoeing.

Rwanda cuisine has its own unique flavors, so ensure you sample one or two local dishes. You will learn that corn and peas are favorite ingredients of typical local foods. Isombe (cassava leaves with eggplant and spinach) and mizuzu (fried plantations) are much-loved meals for you to try. Fruit is a typical last course. The bars in Rwanda nearly always serve urwagwa (banana beer), so order one if you enjoy a good brew. Try a maraba coffee, an alcohol-free drink that is very common in this region.

When it's finally time to bid goodbye to Nyungwe Forest Reserve, head to the nearest major airport located in Bujumbura, 60 miles (97 kilometers) away.

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