Rwanda is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, incredible wildlife living in its volcanoes, rain forests and stripping plains, it is also one of the most naturally endowed regions of Africa, the safest country on the continent and among the top ten safest countries in the world.

This was said over the week end by Charles Kayonga, the Ambassador of Rwanda to China while addressing a cross-section of Chinese tourists at the embassy premises during an event that aimed at showcasing different tourism attractions in Rwanda.

During the event a number of people were given a chance to look at Rwanda’s natural endowments, Rwandan cultural dances, videos as well as a painting and picture exhibition depicting tourist packages like the landscape of Rwanda, mountain gorillas among others were also shown.

Kayonga told participants about different national parks, from the Akagera and the opportunity it gives to see the big five, to the Nyungwe Forest National Park which he described as the best preserved rain forest in Africa and where the most upstream source of the Nile is located.

“Visiting Lake Kivu area will mesmerize you with its scenic topography and serene water. Lake Kivu is said to be excellent for swimming and other water sports owing to the absence of pollutants and environmental protection efforts in the surrounding areas,” the ambassador said

“One of the best attractions in Rwanda which you shouldn’t miss when you visit is the Virunga National Park which is home to the endangered mountain gorillas,” he added

Kayonga highlighted the annual gorilla naming ceremony among other initiative that Rwanda has put forward since 2005 to help monitor the gorillas and bring attention both locally and internationally about the importance of protecting mountain gorillas and their habitats in the volcanoes.

He assured that China-Rwanda relations are at their best since establishment of diplomatic ties in 1971.

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