Rwanda

“LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS”

Rwanda is a tiny state in the heart of Africa popularly known as ‘the land of a thousand hills’ with green and true breathtaking landscapes. Rwanda is about 26,338sq km, nearly 10times smaller than Uganda and smaller than the Maryland state in the USA. You will only believe once you are there.

Rwanda sits at a plateau ‘probably’ the hub of Africa. Here, at the center of the Albertine Rift, where deep volcanic forces are pressing the continental plates apart, you’ll discover a world of exquisite beauty and unsurpassed biodiversity. The average elevation of the plateau is about 1.700 m.

The landscapes in this ‘green country’ are truly breathtaking. Take wonders of Rwanda tour, you will See for yourself why Rwanda can be called “the place where Africa comes together”.

HISTORY AND CULTURE

It was long time regarded as a mysterious kingdom with a legendary military force which was carefully bypassed by Arab traders and the great Nile Explorers. Rwanda together with Burundi and Tanzania was part of the German East African colony. After the First World War, it became a Belgian protectorate. It’s at the National Museum of Butare, on your way to Nyungwe NP that you can find fascinating displays on the history and culture of one of the great pre-colonial kingdoms of East-Africa. Rwandans speak English, French and kinyarwanda.

Rwanda is unfortunately remembered for having experienced genocide in 1994. There are public holidays to remember these atrocities and only time will heal. However having experienced turbulent period in mid 90s, today, calm, peace and prosperity has been restored under the current leadership of President Paul Kagame that has seen tourism boom to the extent that Bill gates of Microsoft visited this tinny country for gorilla tracking.

Rwanda is surely regaining its reputation as gorilla destination.

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