Destination Information for Rwanda
Despite its troubled past, these days Rwanda is a country of surprising unity and stability. This small, landlocked destination is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is rich in natural beauty, and is known for its various conservation projects and eco-tourism ventures have revolutionised the future of the country.
It is also famous for its population of rare silverback mountain gorillas, which brings a large proportion of the country’s tourism. As well as gorillas, primate-lovers can also see 12 other species, including chimpanzees and colobus monkeys.
Although Rwanda is landlocked, the large Lake Kivu, which borders the country to the West, enables a coastal feel with beaches and coves to satisfy the most demanding sun seeker. Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, is an attractive and up-and-coming city.
With a good selection of hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants, this is a cosmopolitan place to hang out. The three national parks in Rwanda are essential destinations for any visitor to the country, even if just for a day’s safari, although there is enough stunning wildlife here to keep enthusiasts occupied for far longer.
Rwanda may not be the destination that immediately comes to mind when planning an African adventure, but that is changing rapidly. This beautiful country is relatively safe, easy to navigate and welcoming to tourists, making for a most rewarding visit.