Rwanda is an East African landlocked green country with mountainous scenery. Its distinguished Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The park comprises 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi plus other forested volcanoes. In the southwest of the country is Nyungwe National Park, with antique montane forest that is a habitation for chimpanzees and other primates.
Over and over again described as ‘Pays des Mille Collines’ – meaning literally ‘Country of a Thousand Hills’ – Rwanda is a far cry from the ordinary notion of the arid deserts of Africa. A small country compared with neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda, Rwanda nevertheless boasts a good-looking and wide-ranging landscape.
The country is a holiday destination, Rwanda offers tourists a one of a kind journey – home to one third of the planet’s remaining Mountain Gorillas, one third of Africa’s bird species, several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserve, resorts and islands on the extensive lake Kivu, elegant and stylish dancers, artistic crafts and sociable and receptive populace.
Emerald green trees, rising and falling hills and strong mountains extend as far as the eye can see. Lakes and rivers offer greeting relief from the high temperature, and loan a moist feature to the land, inescapably causing the growth of a variety of bushes, trees and wild flowers covering the shores for miles around.
A landlocked country located in Central Africa, on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Rwanda is also bordered by Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi.
Rwanda’s capital is Kigali, which is located in the physical centre of the country. It is a rapidly growing city and boasts of a major development attained over the recent years.
Rwanda’s towering elevation ensures that, although the scorching heat one would expect from a country situated just south of the Equator is present in some areas, the weather is more pleasant than visitors by and large be hopeful of. The juicy landscape is fed by two rainy seasons, the first commencing sometime in late February and broadening until April, and the second straddling early October up to December. The mountainous areas are in general serene and are sporadically predisposed to frostiness and snowfall.
The country’s plains and lower slopes largely consist of agricultural land, with coffee, tea and bananas constituting a large amount of the nation’s permanent crop yields. In the northern higher slopes, there are active volcanoes which are at present visited by tourists on a usual basis. Rwanda is also a habitat to a large number of mountain gorillas, and is well known for Dian Fossey’s noteworthy work with these primates. Group visits to view the gorillas in their natural habitation. Rwanda’s road systems are presently being repaired and extended, and travels between major cities and neighboring countries are becoming faster and safer.