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.
The west of Rwanda forms a branch of the Great Rift Valley known as the Albertine Rift. It has many unique, endemic species and is bursting with life. Chimpanzees, golden monkeys, and other primates live alongside hundreds of brightly colored birds, orchids, and butterflies.
Rwanda is constantly working to live in sustainable harmony with the environment, with a clean and green mindset. They banned plastic bags in 2008, and it’s possibly the cleanest in Africa.
Ten percent of the income derived from gorillas, safari, and other tourist permits, as well as park fees, is spent in partnership with local communities to change lives for the better.