Gatagara Sightseeing Guide

Gatagara in Western Province (region) is a place in Rwanda - about 81 mi (or 131 km) South-West of Kigali, the country's capital city. To learn more about Gatagara in general, check the Gatagara destination guide. These are some of the noteworthy things about this place.

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Map of local sightseeing hints

The map features the more popular and well known points of interest from this area.

13 sightseeing spots quickly introduced

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Bugarama

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Bugarama is a town in western Rwanda.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Populated places in Rwanda
  • Rusizi District
  • Western Province, Rwanda

Bukavu

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
More reading: Bukavu homepage

Bukavu is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lying at the extreme south-western edge of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda, and separated from it by the outlet of the Ruzizi River. It is the capital of the South Kivu province and as of 2012 it had an estimated population of 806,940.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Bukavu
  • Populated places established in 1901
  • Populated places in South Kivu
  • Populated places on Lake Kivu
  • Ruzizi River
  • South Kivu

Bukunzi

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Bukunzi, also known as Mbirizi, was a small kingdom located in the extreme southwest of what is now Rwanda. The kings of Bukunzi were renowned throughout the region for the legendary control of the rain. Located east of the Ruzizi River, Bukunzi was apparently founded by members of the Shi royal family, who fled into political exile following a family dispute. Luhwinja, another small polity, is thought to have emerged from Bukunzi. Located southeast of Lake Kivu, its historical ties were to the west with Bushi. Through the eighteenth and nineteenth century, it had close ties to Ngweshe, one of the most powerful of the Shi states. Bukunzi remained apart from the central Rwandan court until the military campaign led by colonial Belgium merged it into the central court in 1925, along with other small kingdoms located west of the Rwandan kingdom, such as Kingogo, Bushiru, and Busozo. The area of the former Bukunzi kingdom is now part of Rusizi District in Rwanda.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • 1925 disestablishments
  • Former monarchies of Africa
  • Geography of Rwanda
  • Rwandan monarchy

Cyangugu Province

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Cyangugu Province is one of the 12 former provinces of Rwanda. It is now part of the Western Province. It shares border with Bukavu,a town located in East of the Democratic Republic of Congo).

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Former provinces of Rwanda
  • States and territories disestablished in 2006

Kadutu

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Kadutu is a commune in Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Populated places in South Kivu

Kamembe Airport

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Kamembe International Airport is an airport near Cyangugu and Kamembe in Rwanda. RwandAir operates 13 weekly flights to and from Kigali, with a Dash 8-100. The airport receives others flights from Tanzania, Uganda and DR Congo. Early in 2010, the Rwanda Gouvernement announced that Kamembe will be modernised.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Airports in Rwanda
  • Cyangugu
  • Western Province, Rwanda

Koko River, Rusizi District

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Koko River is a river in the Rusizi District of southwestern Rwanda that is a right-hand tributary of the Ruhwa River, which forms the boundary between the western regions of Rwanda and Burundi. For most of its length it runs through the Nyungwe National Park. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Rivers of Rwanda

Nyamasheke District

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Nyamasheke is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Nyamasheke town (Kagano).

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Districts of Rwanda
  • Western Province, Rwanda

Roman Catholic Diocese of Cyangugu

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cyangugu is a diocese located in the city of Cyangugu in the Ecclesiastical province of Kigali in Rwanda. The Diocese of Cyangugu was established by Pope John Paul II on November 14, 1981. It was entrusted to Bishop Thaddeus Ntihinyurwa on January 24, 1982, as Residential Bishop until his appointment as Archbishop of Kigali on March 25, 1996 and as Apostolic Administrator of the Cyangugu until January 18, 1997, when the Pope appointed his successor, Bishop John Damascene Bimenyimana, currently Bishop of the Diocese of Cyangugu.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Cyangugu
  • Religious organizations established in 1981
  • Roman Catholic dioceses and prelatures established in the 20th century
  • Roman Catholic dioceses in Rwanda

Rubyiro River

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Rubyiro River is a river in southwestern Rwanda that is a left-hand tributary of the Ruzizi River. It joins the Ruzizi, which forms the boundary between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 2 kilometres above the point where the Ruhwa River, which forms the boundary between Rwanda and Burundi, enters the Ruzizi. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Rivers of Rwanda

Ruhwa River

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Ruhwa River (or Lua, Luha, Luhwa, Luwa, Ruwa) is a river in southwestern Rwanda that is a left-hand tributary of the Ruzizi River. It joins the Ruzizi, which forms the boundary between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 2 kilometres below the point where the Rubyiro River enters the Ruzizi. The Ruhwa forms the boundary between the western regions of Rwanda and Burundi. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Rivers of Rwanda

Rusizi District

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Rusizi is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Cyangugu, the major city of the Rwandan south-west and the district contains large parts of the former Cyangugu Province.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Districts of Rwanda
  • Rusizi District

Western Province, Rwanda

Located at -2.53, 29.03 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
More reading: Western Province, Rwanda homepage

Western Province is one of Rwanda's five provinces. It was created in early January 2006 as part of a government decentralization program that re-organized the country's local government structures. Western Province comprises the former provinces of Cyangugu, Gisenyi, Kibuye, and a small portion of Ruhengeri. It is divided into the districts of Karongi, Nyabihu, Rubavu, Rusizi, Ngororero, Nyamasheke, and Rutsiro. The capital city of Western Province is Kibuye.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Lake Kivu
  • Provinces of Rwanda
  • States and territories established in 2006
  • Western Province, Rwanda

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