“The Expression in his eyes was unfathomable. Spellbound I returned his gaze – a gaze that seemed to combine elements of enquiry and acceptance “
- Dian Fossey
Rwanda has come a long way over the last 2 decades to become Africa’s most successful story and what a story they have to tell. Often referred to as “Africa’s Switzerland“ for its beauty or “The Singapore of Africa” due to rising economy
Rwanda is located in the heart of Africa and landlocked by Uganda to the north, Burundi to the South, Tanzania to the East and Democratic Republic of Congo to the West.
With so many rolling hills, it is no wonder why Rwanda is referred to as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”. Although a relatively small country, Rwanda has a very rich and varied ecosystem ranging from true African savannahs in the eastern region, to rainforests in the southwest and towering volcanoes in the west. Each region flourishing with a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna and offering a unforgettable holiday.
Due to Rwanda being set high in the mountains with an average altitude of 6000 feet above sea level, it has a mild climate with temperatures staying within a range of 19*C and 25*C and is one of the coolest countries located near the equator. The country has earned the name “Country of Eternal Spring”.
Rwanda has had a tragic past, and almost deserves his position in the heart of Africa considering the journey it has taken to overcome its devastating history and has become one of the most successful yet soulful countries in Africa, that will not only offer you a trip of a lifetime but have you leaving emotionally charged with a new respect for determination, courage and forgiveness.
Rwanda has three ethnic groups, Hutu, Tutsi and Twa. National language is Kinyarwanda, English the 2nd language with French being the 3rd language.
Although Rwanda is known for Gorilla Trekking, it offers so much more diversity. Adventures on Lake Kivu, hiking trails, cultural tours, wildlife safaris, chimpanzees and further primates.
Key Areas to visit