Welcome to Rwanda
Rwanda island locked country in Central Africa also known as Le Pays des Mille Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills) thanks to the endless mountains in this scenically stunning little country. Nowhere are the mountains more majestic than the Virunga volcanoes in the northwest, and hidden among the bamboo forests are some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas. For a change of scene, the shores of Lake Kivu conceal some of the best inland beaches on the continent, while Nyungwe Forest National Park protects extensive tracts of montane rainforest, and is home to many primates.
The capital city Kigali is one of the cleanest cities in Africa, and it’s no accident. Every month the entire country, including the president, participates in a mandatory community cleanup called Umuganda.
Why We love Rwanda
- The Great Rift Valley
The west of Rwanda forms a branch of the Great Rift Valley known as the Albertine Rift. It has many unique, endemic species and is bursting with life. Chimpanzees, golden monkeys and other primates live alongside hundreds of brightly-coloured birds, orchids and butterflies.
- Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park
Track the Mountain Gorillas – the experience of a lifetime and the 1 reason most visitors journey to Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills. There is nothing like it – that one hour with the Mountain Gorillas in the shadow of the Virunga Volcanoes is simply the most amazing experience and well worth the effort involved.
There is simply something magical and wonderful of an encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Virunga Volcanoes – the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda. It will be not only the top thing to do in Rwanda, for most it will be the top thing they have done in all of Africa. An experience never to be forgotten.
- A Welcoming, Vibrant Culture
Warm and friendly, Rwandans are also respectful to the visitors they come across. They celebrate and openly share their culture whether through traditional dance, unique architecture or works of art. Rwanda is a country that definitely makes visitors feel right at home.
- Epic Scenery
Rwanda’s dramatic vistas are endless, with a fresh perspective around every corner. The country is blessed with beauty and managing to explore it all is easy, thanks to an excellent road network linking the core areas. Visitors can rest assured the country is safe as well as stunning – Rwanda was ranked the 9th safest country in the world by the World Economic Forum.
- Kigali City
Kigali is considered one of the cleanest cities in Africa. It is also is ranked as the second easiest place to do business in Africa by the World Bank and has been awarded for its leadership in tourism and economic competitiveness by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Economic Forum respectively. In addition to the availability of world class accommodations, Kigali is a city packed with so much do to and see that would almost guarantee a unforgettable experience.
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