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The Best Things to Do in Southern Province

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National Park
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A rainforest bordering Burundi and the Congo, Nyungwe National Park is known for its dizzying canopy walk. This 90 m (295 ft) long narrow sus
History Museum
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Educate yourself on the Rwandan people and culture with the collections of King's Palace Museum, where several halls house items coming from
Specialty Museum
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Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, also known as the Murambi Technical School, represents the largest of six establishments in Rwanda to remem
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How about a coffee-filled Christmas. This is what this special times tour brings; Rwanda’s intellectual and cultural city Butare, a blend of coffee, art and joy of Christmas. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated coffee and art makers in a charming atmosphere which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of Ethnographic Museum? Have you heard about Ethnographic Museum or Boulangerie de Gisenyi? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Nyabisindu - royal palace of Rwanda’s feudal Monarchy. You will visit the National University of Rwanda, Beaux Arts, Handicraft Cooperative Store, and Murumbai genocide memorial. What local products are a must taste at Christmas?
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Historic Site
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Learn about the royal history of Rwanda at The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa, built in the 1930s by the Belgians. Although much of the
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Specialty Museum
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Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda displays weapons, instruments, clothing, and various artifacts used by native inhabitants in the pre-colonial e
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Southern Province

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National Parks · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Rwanda's Southern Province remains best known for its lush mountainous rainforest, a national park hailed for its well-preserved state and biodiversity. Besides hiking the park's verdant trails, things to do in the Southern Province include visits to a number of museums that showcase the country's heritage--most notably in the cities of Nyanza and Huye. The latter boasts the status of Rwanda's intellectual hub, known for its prominent university and offering the most variety in terms of dining and entertainment. Nature-lovers can opt for a variety of trekking tours, spotting an abundance of birds, monkeys, and other animals along the way. Take stress off the schedule by using our Rwanda trip planning app.

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Where to stay in Southern Province

Lodging options in Rwanda's Southern Province remain mostly limited to the town of Huye, locally known as Butare. If you opt to stay in Huye, choose from a number of hotels, offering clean and comfortable private rooms in the mid-market and budget ranges. The small size of the town guarantees you ease of access to the center no matter where you stay.
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