Last updated:4 March 2018
Landlocked Rwanda is a country with a tragic recent history, but it is a country seeking renewal from its grim past. It is clean and orderly with very little crime. Funds from the International community has seen the skyline of Kigali change as shiny new buildings have been erected. The capital also has some decent hotels and plenty of restaurants serving international cuisine.

Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is a beautiful mountainous country. Volcano National Park is known for its silverback mountain gorillas, and golden monkeys that roam the slopes of some of the five volcanos in the park.

Nyungwe Forest is one of the oldest and largest and one of the last remaining high-altitude forests in Africa. Here you will find one of the highest concentrations of chimpanzees in the world. The forest has over one thousand plant species and more than two hundred and fifty bird species which can be viewed from the canopy walkways.


Rwanda may be landlocked but amongst the mountains lie plenty of tranquil lakes. The biggest of these, Lake Kivu, has tropical beaches and stunning mountain backdrops.

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