Rwanda is the tiniest landlocked country in East Africa, lying on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift and is the watershed between Africa’s two largest river systems which is the Nile and the Congo. Rwanda borders on Uganda in the north, Tanzania in the east, Burundi in the south and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. Referred to as the “land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda is a mountainous country with an average elevation of 1,700m making Rwanda safaris realistic and memorable.
The country’s capital is Kigali, housing its international airport to which international and intra-East African flights operate.
On the western side of the plateau you will find Rwanda’s principal geographic feature known for the famous chain of volcanoes – the Virungas – which it shares with Congo and Uganda and which are part of the Albertine Rift and home to the most famous tourist attraction as the mountain Gorillas!
Rwanda has without doubt more to offer than the mountain gorillas. Another of Rwanda’s popular attractions is the Nyungwe National Park, which primarily is a montane rain forest and a unique habitat of more than 300 colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and other primates! There is also the beautiful Akagera National Park – savannah plains with elephant, hippo, antelope and crocodile. Lake Kivu is a beautiful inland sea enclosed by steep terraced hillsides and home to a large variety of bird species.
In the Rwanda safaris it also has a rich culture with its second city, Butare, having one of the finest cultural museums in Africa. Rwanda, together with Burundi and Tanzania, was part of the German East African colony. After the First World War, the country became a Belgian protectorate. Originally the domain of hunter-gatherers, Rwanda emerged into a centralized state with a feudal monarchy in the fifteenth century.
French, English and Kinyarwanda are the most widely spoken languages and the population of about 10 million people is largely Christian with some Muslim and traditional communities. With all these immense attraction makes your Rwanda safaris the best ultimate choice to travel.