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Southern Province

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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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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