Consulate General of the Republic of Rwanda in Australia

Tourism is a fast growing sector and a major source of income from external countries for Rwanda. There are a number of investment projects available, with a few of these outlined below, for the full list please visit the Rwanda Development Board Page for Tourism. If you have an investment idea or proposal for Rwanda, the Australian arm of the Rwanda Development Board can be contacted on +61 (0) 401 099 115 or by email at

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Golf Course and Resort in Karongi

In the north of Karongi District, in Bwishura, in close proximity to the city centre a unique new 18-hole championship golf course will be an attraction for the international, regional and national upmarket leisure traveller.

Rwanda will position itself as a prime Golf destination in Eastern Africa attracting a new clientele to the region through the golf course plus a luxurious 5* Resort. This new development will be a favourite addition to tourists visiting the Volcanoes National Park wishing to extend their stay in Africa.

Along with the Golf Course and the 5* Golf Hotel, a residential complex will be developed embedded in the beautiful surrounding of the golf grounds. This property development will serve the growing demand for the ambitious Kigali Residents, offering a second home investment opportunity either for own leisure demands or to be rented out to visitors and golfers.


Gihaya Island Eco-Lodge on Lake Kivu

There is a proposal to build a 5-star Eco lodge on the Gihaya Island. The Gihaya Island, a former presidential summer residence is the perfect site for the construction of

a 5-star Eco Hot Spring Resort and the development of luxurious private villas targeting the Rwandan upper-class, the Congolese and the International market.

Guests will have the option to practice a wide range of sports, either on the lake itself, the resort’s own swimming pools or on the tennis courts grounds. A mini yacht club with facilities for jet and water skiing, kayaks & pedal boats, kite surfing or parasailing on the lakeside of Kivu Lake will make the guests’ stay an extraordinary experience.


Karisimbi Cable Car Project

The mountain gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes National Park is the premier attraction, supplemented by the big five of Akagera National Park, the 13 types of primates, canopy walkway and nature of Nyungwe National Park. More opportunities are available and since 2007, Tourism is the top foreign exchange earner.

In 2007, Rwanda was declared the host country for Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) climate observatory. A team of professors from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) visited Rwanda in 2009 established that Mountain Mugogo and Mountain Karisimbi to be potential sites for the observatory. Mountain Karisimbi summit is at 4,507 m above sea level and is currently accessible only by hiking-even helicopters can only reach up to the crater camp and the hike from the crater camp takes about 4 hours to ascent and 2 hours to descend. As a result, the observatory will not be feasible without a cable car that can carry machinery and people to and from Mountain Karisimbi’s summit hence a strong need for cable car project.