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Rusumo Falls, Eastern Province

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#7 of 8 in Nature in Rwanda
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Situated on the Kagera River, Rusumo Falls represent part of the most distant headwaters of the Nile River. Known for the view of the valley from the Rusumo Bridge, the falls also hold historical importance. The waterfall had a significant role in the history of Rwanda as the country hid all armor underneath the falls when Belgium took over Rwanda from Germany in late 1930s. Also, the falls are considered a memorial park, as bodies from the Rwandan genocide floated through this area during the massive slaughter of 1994 when thousands of refugees lost their lives as they were trying to cross the border to Tanzania. By using our Eastern Province trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Rusumo Falls and other attractions in Eastern Province.
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  • Waterfalls lovers, this is a great place to visit. The place has good historical background and indeed the waterfall is great. Worth a visit 
    Waterfalls lovers, this is a great place to visit. The place has good historical background and indeed the waterfall is great. Worth a visit  more »
  • Passed to the border post and experienced this waterfalls. It was indeed a great pleasure to be here and experiencing the view of the other side of Tanzania. Thanking my driver to have provided me... 
    Passed to the border post and experienced this waterfalls. It was indeed a great pleasure to be here and experiencing the view of the other side of Tanzania. Thanking my driver to have provided me...  more »
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  • I haven't been there but I think this place is blessed with nature
  • This is beautiful and worth a dedicated visit. Usually you pass this when crossing between Rwanda and Tanzania. Also this place is historic since it was the main border when Rwandans tried to escape the country during the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.

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