Rwanda: A State Raised from Adversity

Perhaps people’s reactions will vary as soon as Rwanda says, some ask what country is it? Where is it? or one who thinks that the State is a distant and dire country in Africa is poor and scary considering the “dark history” of the country.

Yes, right! Rwanda is one of the countries in the East African region that has a “dark history”. In 1994 Rwanda had experienced a bloody event, war between tribes, but not just war between tribes but Genocide.Genosida is a systematic mass slaughter of one tribe or a group of tribes with the intention of destroying (making extinct) the nation . Involving Hutu (majority) and Tutsi (minority) tribe is one of the most terrible tragedies of the modern era, how not in the 100 days 800,000-1,000,000 people were killed where the majority of the victims were Tutsi tribes.

But let it be history, Rwanda has now turned into a peaceful country, no longer speaking Hutu and Tutsi, all mingling into one being Rwandan citizens. This happens not be separated from the services of President Rwanda, Paul Kagame who built this country from adversity. Rwanda is currently one of the safest countries in Africa, not only this country although still included in the Least Developed Countries (LDC’s) but according to the Corruption Perception Index from Transparency International, Rwanda is ranked in the top 50 countries with the least corruption (ranking 48) from 175 countries in the world.

as mentioned above corruption in this country can be considered very minimal, it is illustrated at several times dealing with government officials and want to give a gratitude either in the form of money or goods, they always refused to accept.

The Rwandan government is currently focusing on developing its tourism sector, labeled one of the safest countries in Africa and stable political conditions, of course this has a positive impact, international hotel chains such as Marriot, Kempinski, Radisson etc. began to grow in Rwanda especially in Kigali . Kigali currently also has a very futuristic Kigali Convention Center and can be used for international conferences.

Speaking of tourism, readers may consider entering Rwanda as one of the destination destinations, here are some interesting places to visit in Rwanda.

  1. Gorilla Trekking.

For readers, it is possible to hear the word Africa will think safari, usually safari in some African countries is an activity to see wild animals like Tiger, Tiger, Leopard, Giraffe, Zebra in their natural habitat by using special jeep car. But Rwanda offers a different sensation of Gorilla Trekking. Gorilla trekking can be done by traveling from Kigali to Virunga National Park. Which can be reached for 1.5 hours by car then proceeded to walk to gorilla native habitat. In this activity if we are lucky we can directly see the Gorilla with a distance of only 50m, very interesting is not it? But it is not cheap to do this trekking, said he said in 2017, Gorilla’s Permit reached US $ 1,500 / person has not been added to the cost of lodging. Lodging can be selected from the luxury until the “budget”, depending on the tastes of tourists.

  1. Kigali Genocide Memorial

For travelers who are curious and interested in history then the Kigali Genocide Memorial is a great place to visit. In this museum we will be given full information on the origin of Genocide causes until Rwanda can rise again from adversity. Kigali Genocide Memorial is located in Kigali and not far from the city center, To get there can use Taxi or Ojek. Visiting the museum is free of charge, but the manager provides a voluntary donation box that can be filled by visitors. In addition we can also rent an audio tool whose contents in the form of information every part of the Museum, this tool will greatly help visitors who are not accompanied by a museum guide.

  1. Camp Kigali Memorial

This tourist attraction is still related to the history of genocide. The museum is aimed at honoring 10 UN peacekeepers from Belgium who were victims on the first day of the genocide. The 10 soldiers were killed in carrying out duties as the guardian of Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana. They were arrested by the Hutu militia and then executed by bombarding the building where they were detained. There visitors can still see the building where the carnage to 10 UN peacekeepers from belgium is complete with holes used