19 Jan

Kayonza is one of seven districts found in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. The district is divided into 12 smaller administrative units, known as sectors. Covering an area of 1,935 km², Kayonza is home to more than 457,000 people.

While visiting this enchanting district, I indulged in community-based tourism and experienced life in rural Rwanda. In addition, I had unparalleled ecotourism and cultural experiences. Last but not least, I sojourned in exotic resorts and sampled home-grown coffee. 

The tour of Kayonza created memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. Good things are meant to be shared, and these recollections are no exceptions. This section highlights my experiences as a tourist in the sub-destination.

Sandwiched between Lake Muhazi and Akagera National Park, Kayonza attracts a good number of tourists every year. Kayonza town is located about 70 kilometers from Kigali at the junction that connects Rwanda to two neighboring countries, namely Uganda and Tanzania. Taking advantage of its strategic location, Kayonza is positioning itself as an important trading center in the region.     

My unforgettable tour of Kayonza took place in March 2021. It was fully sponsored by local businesses in the tourism industry, despite the effects of Covid -19. Below is a list of businesses that made this tour possible: