Welcome to Le Pays des Milles Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills). Rwanda is a country of lush endless mountains and stunning scenery, and instead are more majestic mountain peaks of the Virunga volcanoes in Rwanda to northwest. At Volcanoes National Park, volcanoes form a natural border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, and hidden in the dense forest of bamboo and its inhospitable slopes are among the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world. It is an opportunity to find these creatures up close contemplative still attracts visitors in Rwanda.
There is more to Rwanda than gorillas from the magic mountains, but. The shores of Lake Kivu conceal some of the best beaches in the interior of the continent. Deep in the southwest, Nyungwe National Park is the largest montane rainforest in the region and home to many primates. But not all the monkey business – Kigali is safe and sophisticated.
Rwanda is very often associated with terrible events that took place in 1994. It has been engraved in the consciousness of the world as one of the most savage genocides of history. What happened is incredible, but the country has made great strides toward recovery.
Many visitors are not sure about traveling to Rwanda for its history. However, if security and stability continue, Rwanda is a country of restoration in the travel, where tourists are still a relative novelty and benefits of this outweigh the risks of the past.