safaris in Rwanda.
count of 300 historical medicinal and bird friendly trees hailing from
seven species were planted at the famous Ethnographic Museum one of the
main Rwanda Safari tour sites in the southern province.
range of these tree species planted were extracted from the Nyungwe
Forest National Park and they included; Sygygium Guinense (Umugote),
Macaranga Kilimandscharica (Umusekera), Harungana Madagascariensis
(Umushabishabi), Neoctonia Macrocalis (Umwanya), Hagenia Abyssinica
(Umugeti) and Urutobwe And Umukipfu. Nyungwe is the most verdant and
well protected natural forest in Rwanda with myriad of flora including
beautiful Orchids, fauna like Chimpanzees and Africa’s largest grouping
of Black and white colobus monkeys making it a darling destination for travelers on safaris and tours in Rwanda.
Institute of Museums in Rwanda is harbouring the future idea of having a
magnificent lush forest with impressive bird sights and sounds where
the guests on safari in Rwanda
can always seat and enjoy a fine cup of Rwandan Coffee. This would in
turn increase the time spent at the Museum and the expenditure as well
resulting into more revenues and self sustainability of these Museums by
the year 2020.
The Ethnographic Museum already has Eucalyptus
forest on the 20 hectares on which it is seated. The new tree species
planted have got considerable importance for example umukipfu tree is
known to yield flowers after five (5) years and would continue to do so
for more years thus attracting the honey bees. In addition, the tree
species provide local medication in form of herbs that assist women in
labour according to the Acting Manager of Natural History Museum. The
Natural history Museum also formerly known as Kandt house is positioned
in Gitega sector in the district of Nyarugenge and features great
environmental artefacts and always explored on safari tour in Rwanda.
Apparently tourism is the chief export earner for Rwanda generating $304.9 million in the previous year.