The name Rwanda evokes images of amazing mountain gorillas and breathtaking mountain views. Rwanda's captivating natural features continue to draw visitors in, from Lake Kivu and Rwanda’s majestic volcanoes, to the acres of lush vegetation and dense rainforest. Rwanda is home to hundreds of species of trees, plants and birds, in which its varied wildlife and biodiversity can be seen across the stunning National Parks. A great place for nature loving travellers, Rwanda has three spectacular conservation areas.
The Parc National des Volcans is in Northwestern Rwanda, known for its beautiful Virunga volcanoes and as the habitat of the impressive Mountain Gorilla. There is also the Parc National Nyunwe Forest, where its dense forest canopy is home to large chimpanzee and colobus monkey populations. In the east, the Parc National de l'Akagera is home to a unique swamp ecosystem that is one of the largest protected wetland areas in eastern Africa.
Rwanda is known for its complex and tragic history, yet the “Land of a Thousand Hills”, with its stunning natural surroundings and impecable wildlife mean that visitors have now returned to this beautiful country, allowing the capital Kigali and the shores of Lake Kivu to rebuild and redevelop.