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A small mountainous country, Rwanda is one of East Africa's forgotten jewels. It combines the stunning Virunga volcanoes, scenic Lake Kivu, cultural and historical sites, with superb game viewing, with the highlights monkeys, chimpanzees, and of course the magnificent mountain gorillas.

Additionally Kigali offers a number of cultural as well as historical sites dedicated to the genocide. Now firmly back on the tourist map, Rwanda is a peaceful and fascinating country. Tourist facilities are improving but the roads and accommodation in some areas are basic.

The majority of the populations belong to the Hutu tribe, but there is also a significant Tutsi minority, and the official languages are Kinyarwanda, French and English.

Rwanda has a temperate year round climate with the driest month being July to September and the wettest February to May. The upper slopes of the Virunga Mountains can be very chilly, while the Akagera area can be very hot.



 Akagera National Park 
 Dominated by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagere River, this park is devoted game preservation and is home to big game and varied birdlife.

 Sedate town and the intellectual and cultural center of Rwanda. Renowned for superb National Museum and Nyabisindu, the traditional seat of Rwanda's feudal monarchy.

 Safe and friendly garden city, which is the geographical and political center. Located on a collection of hills, the city is close to the two genocide memorials and offers colorful markets and an assortment of surprisingly fine restaurants.

 Lake Kivu 
 An inland sea enclosed by steep, green terraced hills. Three resort towns, Gisenyi, Kibuye and Changugu, offer sandy beaches lined with swaying palms and colonial era hotels, and are linked by a spectacular roller-coaster road.

 Nyungwe National Park 
 The largest montane forest in East and central Africa, has a uniquely rich center of floral diversity, but is famous for 13 species of primates including chimpanzee and colobus monkey.

 Parc National de Volcans 
 Gorillas protected within the Parc Nacional des Volcans, in the lushly -forested slopes of the Virungas form an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is arguably the most poignant and memorable wildlife safari experience in the vast African Wilderness. There are four groups of habituated gorillas here namely; SUSA, AMAHORO, GROUP 13 and SABINYO.




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