The Atlas Obscura Guide To Rwanda
7 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Rwanda
Updated September 12, 2022
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Wildlife Vets Trek Through Mud and Mist to Care for Rwanda's Gorillas
The dedicated team's work includes life-saving interventions for the critically endangered animals.
by Lola Méndez
Pilgrims Flock to the Site of Africa's Only Recognized Marian Apparition
A small town in Rwanda was home to visions in the 1980s that, in retrospect, portended the violence to come.
by Tamara Ferrari
In Rwanda, Learning Whether a ‘Smart Park’ Can Help Both Wildlife and Tourism
It’s taken a lot of outside help, but a national park has come back from the brink.
by Amy Yee
The Language Used Only by Lake Kivu's Fishermen
As they paddle out each night, they sing in a disappearing language.
by Leah Feiger
How to Name a Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda
Start with an ancestral ceremony for human babies. Then add 30,000 people who want to save the endangered, majestic primates.
by Chloe Berge