Rwanda is a relative small landlocked, hilly country in Central Africa, located south of the Equator and east of Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes. It is bordered by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda.
It has a predominantly mountainous terrain and is popularly known as “land of a thousand hills”. The landscape includes the volcanic Virunga range on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley.
There are small tracts of rainforest on the western and north-eastern borders of the country and tropical savannah in the east.
Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. It is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains.
Travelers come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the magnificent gorillas, yet there is so much more to see and experience.
|Languages spoken||French, English, Kinyarwanda.|
|Currency used||Rwandan Franc (RWF)|
|Area (km2)||26,338 km²|