Set in a wide colonial building atop the gorgeous Rwesero Hill, the National Art Gallery was a surprise to me —it’s not very often you find such a cultivated selection of artwork on a lovely green hilltop out in the countryside! It showcases both traditional and contemporary Rwandan artists, and some of the art is really impressive. The collection is quite small, you can see it all in 30 minutes.
The ‘Land of a thousand hills’ maybe associated with the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, but it’s a surprisingly peaceful country of friendly people who are very optimistic about their country's future. If you are into mountain gorilla’s, beautiful lush green rural scenary, volcanoes, rolling hills and valleys combined with lakes and beaches - this is the place to go.