Rwanda Tourism Sector Investment Opportunities

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Rwanda Tourism Sector business opportunities are still very high. Rwanda has unique natural assets Virunga National Park: natural habitat for 600 of the 800 rare mountain gorillas made famous by the work of Diane Fossey .

Park includes a mountain lodge in the ‘Condé Nast Hot List’ The rain forests of Nyungwe National Park: home to rare chimpanzees, birds among others.

Tourism Sector Business Opportunities in Rwanda

Lake Kivu:surrounded by stunning beaches and dormant volcanoes covered by lush vegetation. A 4 star Serena resort is one of several hotels

Akagera National Park: offers the potential to be one of East Africa’s great safari destinations

Birding tourism:Rwanda has over 1/3 of Africa’s bird species, the highest concentration in Africa with 260 species in Nyungwe forest alone

Visitor numbers have been booming

• In 2007, leisure tourists spent $209M, making the tourism industry the country’s largest foreign exchange earner

• In 2008, leisure visitors increased 50% 26% increase in business/conference visitors – a priority area of significant potential

• There are 187 hotels and 4102 hotel rooms in Rwanda of which only 7 are upper range

• The average room occupancy rate for upper range hotels was 70% in 2008 with foreign tourists accounting for 97% of bed nights sold

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