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Regions in Rwanda

Rwanda’s terrain is defined by undulating hills and mountains, with rainforest on the western heights and cultivated fields in the valleys below. From the central parts, the land slopes away to the savannahs and marshes of the east. The Virunga massif is home to volcanoes and swathes of rainforest, while nearby lies huge Lake Kivu. Many lakes and marshes intersected by clay-based savannah are found in the east. Lying to the south of Volcanoes National Park, Gishwati-Mukura National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park are home to a vast and diverse number of primate and other animal and bird species. It is here that partially-habituated chimpanzees are found.

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Volcanoes National Park (16 000 hectares / 40 000 acres) is part of a 44 800-hectare (110 000-acre) conservation area that is a World Heritage Site and home to some 480 mountain gorillas, amongst a host of other rainforest species.

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