Rwanda launches liberation route travel app

Posted by Anita Froneman on 13 July 2020

To celebrate their 26th year of national liberation, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) launched a new travel route app.

The Liberation History Tourism Trail app will take travellers along a route to historical heritage sites that formed part of the country’s struggle for freedom.

Rwanda has a rich historic heritage.

‘The preservation of liberation heritage sites is a national priority, not only for the growth of both domestic and international tourism but also as income-generating activities for the communities that supported the troops during the liberation struggle,’ said RDB Chief Tourism Officer, Belise Kariza according to Tourism Update.

‘This app aims to connect Rwanda’s heritage and cultural attractions with existing diverse tourism products and experiences,’ Kariza added.

The app includes information on the history and significance of 44 liberation sites located in six districts across the country.

On July 4 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front defeated the Habyarimana regime and the Rwandan Armed Forces in the Rwandan Civil War, ending the four-year Rwandan genocide between the Hutu and Tutsi groups.


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