The Congo Nile experience takes you to some of the best travel destinations in the Rwanda has to offer. It takes you to one of the last few remaining and well preserved tropical rain forests Nyungwe forest and a probable source of the Nile on the southwestern side of Rwanda on the border with Burundi on the south and Congo to the West.
Other must see sight is a visit to the sixth largest lake in Africa and second largest fresh water lake after Lake Victoria with huge methane deposits on its bed now used to produce electricity. That makes its deep waters lyric green color Lake Kivu. Then there are the Virunga Mountains also called the mountains in the mist; home to the endangered Mountain gorillas made famous by the Movie,’ gorillas in the mist.’ there are less than 2000 mountain gorillas left in the wild and the Virunga Mountains have the largest population of about 700. Rwanda is also home to one third of bird species.
Tracking the mountain gorillas is the ultimate experience of a lifetime and it’s something one should add to their bucket list of the things or activities to do before they die. A visit to the Kings palace and the Ethnological museum in Nyanza is a must, to capture a glimpse of the rich Rwandan culture of the yester years. Nothing can complete the experience without visiting the genocide memorial and the Millennium Funds reconciliation village to get to grips with the gruesome bloody past of Rwanda and what they have done to prevent it from ever happening again.
The above is an overview of what to expect during the Rwandan Congo Nile trail. Stay tuned as I recount my personal adventure into this truly remarkable place. I am your Narrator, Jesse Mbugua, from Real Africa Safaris, Marketing Department.