Rwanda

Tiny, landlocked Rwanda is known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’, and offers an experience of tropical Africa at its most lush and exuberant.

Photo : Parc National des Volcans

Rwanda

Tiny, landlocked Rwanda is known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’, and offers an experience of tropical Africa at its most lush and exuberant.

Photo : Mountain gorilla, Parc National des Volcans

Rwanda

Tiny, landlocked Rwanda is known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’, and offers an experience of tropical Africa at its most lush and exuberant.

Photo : Mountain gorilla, Parc National des Volcans

Rwanda

Tiny, landlocked Rwanda is known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’, and offers an experience of tropical Africa at its most lush and exuberant.

Rwanda’s headline attraction is its population of mountain gorillas, first made famous by Dian Fossey. However, it also has a number of other unique delights to offer travellers, including an incredible number of bird species (670 recorded so far), protected primate communities including chimpanzee, colobus and golden monkeys, savannah wildlife and a particularly vibrant cultural tradition.

Highlights on a safari in Rwanda include the many activities at Parc National des Volcans, with six great peaks and home to endangered gorilla communities, walks and bird watching in Nyungwe Forest in the south, and the capital, Kigali.

Full Name
Republic of Rwanda
population
11.2 million (UN, 2012)
Capital
Kigali
Area
26,338 sq km (10,169 sq miles)
Major Languages
Kinyarwanda (official), French (official), English (official), Swahili
Major religion
Christianity, indigenous beliefs
Monetary Unit
1 Rwandan franc = 100 centimes
Main Exports
Coffee, tea, hides, tin ore
Flight time from London
8 hours to Nairobi, 1.25 hr connection to Kigali
Time Difference
GMT + 2
Some of our Rwanda Highlights