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About Rwanda

About Rwanda

Nestled in the heart of Africa, is the tiny nation of Rwanda. With a total area of about 26,338 sq km it is slightly smaller than the state of Maryland in the USA, and about 10 times smaller than Uganda. Sadly to the outside world, Rwanda is known best known for the genocide of 1994, but it has recovered from the years of turmoil that used to characterise the nation. Today, under the leadership of President Paul Kagame, Rwanda is peaceful, prosperous and inviting. The country has three national parks - Nyungwe Forest Park known for its large size and a vast army of chimps and monkeys; Akagera National park which has plentiful game, including zebra, giraffe, antelope, buffalo; and Parc National des Volcans where Dian Fossey dedicated her life researching gorillas.

Rwanda is a very interesting country to travel around by both land vehicle and chartered aircraft.  Our guides are fully equipped for you, even in areas where facilities are limited to nothing except perhaps a nearby river! From buckets for washing pots and clothes, to cooking gear and all the food you need for the journey, including fresh vegetables, they are more than prepared. Bottled drinking water in the vehicles is available at all times.

Compared to other East African countries such as Kenya and Tanzania, Rwanda is relatively new to tourism. The infrastructure, including road and air networks, telephones, hotels, restaurants, lodges and medical facilities, can be basic by western standards, yet costly, it is important to be aware of this.

Please Remember in National Parks and Game Reserves we are custodians of our own environment. Please keep our motto "Take nothing but a photograph, leave nothing but a footprint" in mind.

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