Rwanda sits just south of the Equator and is part of the countries that make up East Africa. Fondly called the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is best known for its mountain gorillas found in the Volcanoes National Park. It’s estimated that only 780 of these majestic beasts are in existence the world over and a third of them live in Rwanda.
Along with the gorillas, you’ll find 13 other species of primates and the region’s only canopy walk nestled in the heart of the dense rainforests of Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along with the tropical jungle, the country has the world's largest natural park for hippos which number nearly 20,000. Travellers will also enjoy expeditions to volcanoes and waterfalls, hikes through lakeside villages on the Congo Nile trail, a dip in Lake Kivu and tours of historic sites and memorials.
|Visa requirements||Passage to Rwanda requires a visa and you can acquire a 30 day tourist visa upon arrival. Alternatively you can apply for a visa in advance online or at any Rwandan diplomatic mission. For more information contact the Rwandan High Commission in your country.|
|Languages spoken||French, English, Kinyarwanda and Swahili|
|Currency used||Rwandan Franc (RWF)|
|Area (km2)||26,338 square kilometres (10,169 square miles)|
|Country name||Republic of Rwanda|