Land of a Thousand Hills
Rwanda, a tiny landlocked country in central Africa, is characterised by undulating hilly and mountainous terrain and is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” Situated in the heart of the Albertine Rift, it is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions, a haven of rainforest endemism with its most celebrated wild mammal being the iconic mountain gorilla of the Virunga massif.
A densely-populated country with a predominantly rural population, Rwanda is known for its traumatic history in the form of the 1994 genocide, as well as for its courageous recovery to become a stable, well-run and united country. Such optimistic energy has earned the country the epithet “Remarkable Rwanda” and a fast-growing number of curious tourists and fans.
Things to look forward to in Rwanda:
- Tracking mountain gorillas and other primates including encounters with habituated groups
- Visiting the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial
- Exploring the natural splendour of untouched rainforest
- Seeing Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s great lakes