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Rwanda
The Land of a Thousand Hills

Africa's most densely populated country and home to one third of the world's remaining Mountain Gorillas.

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Rwanda is a landlocked country that sits at the hub of Africa. Here, at the center of the Albertine Rift, where deep volcanic forces are pressing the continental plates apart, you will find a world of exquisite beauty as well as unsurpassed biodiversity.

Rwanda serves as a bridge between the forest ecosystems of the Congo basin along with the great rift valleys of the east. It shares in the biological riches of both worlds and is home to the rare and beloved Mountain Gorillias. 

Travelers journey to this exotic land to view several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserves and islands. 

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Recommended Books

  • Gorillas in the Mist by Dr. Dian Fossey
  • Land of a Thousand Hills by Rosamond Halsey Carr and Ann Howard Halsey
  • As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda by Catherine Claire Larson

Recommended Movies

  • Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
  • Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  • Mountain Gorilla, A National Geographic Imax Experience (1996)

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Before You Go

Our destination experts provide the "know before you go" details that take the guess work out of packing and preparing for this journey of a lifetime.  Use our links below to get an idea of climate, weather and recommendations from the State Department.

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