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Rwanda

Land of 1000 Hills. Rwanda is THE place to go to visit 13 different species of primates, including the Gorilla and Chimpanzee. Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The park encompasses 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes. Nyungwe is surely one of the world's most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests. It's believed to be one of Africa's oldest forests and home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus). It is also a birder's paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal.

Kigali, the nation's sprawling capital, has a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene.

Whether you bike or hike the Congo Nile Trail, relax on Lake Kivu, visit the Muzanze Caves or a living museum, climb a mountain or party the night away in Rwanda, the friendly people of this friendly country will welcome you.

Interesting Facts

The Nyabarongo, which flows from Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda is one of the two contenders for the most distant source of the Nile.
Hanging 60 meters above the forest floor between giant trees and towers, East Africa's only Canopy Walkway provides a stunning view of the Nyungwe National Park's amazing wildlife and nature.
Rwanda has more female members of parliament than any other country in the world: currently 56%.
Rwanda produces the best coffee in the world, but few Rwandan's have tasted the unique Bourbon Arabica Coffee.