- Unique assets: It offers tourists a one of a kind journey home to one third of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas, one third of Africa’s bird species, several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserves, resorts and islands on the expansive Lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people.
- Safe and easy to get around with short distances to diverse destinations: Rwanda is a thriving, safe country with one of the lowest crime rates in Africa . All major attractions are located along a circuit within 1-5 hour drive from the capital , Kigali. In a short vacation, a tourist can reach volcanoes, rainforests, savannah, islands, lakes and the beautiful city of Kigali.
- A base to visit East African destinations: Located in the heart of central and East Africa with easy access to bordering countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi , Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya. Rwanda is an ideal location for travel within the region for conference and leisure tourists.
- Tourism receipts are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9% until 2012.
- The average spend by a visitor is $200 a day and average length of stay is one week.
- Investment into tourism sector comprised 30% of registered projects in 2009.
- There are 200 hotels and 4500 hotel rooms in Rwanda. For the upper range , average occupancy rate is 70%, with foreigners accounting for 97%of bed nights sold.