Rwanda is a land-locked country and at times referred to as the Land of a Thousand Hills, she is located in the Great Lakes region of Eastern-Central Africa. Rwanda lies 1,270km West of the Indian Ocean and 2,000km East of the Atlantic literally in the heart of Africa, it’s bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.
Although close to the equator, the country has a cool temperate climate due to its high elevation, the land consists mostly of grassy uplands and gently rolling hills. Rwanda naturally supports a widely varied Fauna and today she has three main conservation areas.
The Volcanoes Park which is the best place in the world to track Mountain Gorillas, while Nyungwe National Park offers visitors a good chance of seeing chimpanzees and about 400-strong troops of colobus monkeys and Akagera National Park for Birders. Thus resulting in tourism becoming one of the biggest sectors of the country’s economy.
Rwanda has received considerable international attention due to its 1994 genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed. Since then the country has made a recovery and is now considered as a model for developing countries.