Rwanda is a landlocked Country in Equatorial Africa suited for its gorilla safaris and the unforgetable genocide memories, situated on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift, a western arm of the Great Rift Valley, on the watershed between Africa’s two largest river systems: the Nile and the Congo. Much of the country’s 26,338 km2 is impressively mountainous, the highest peak being Karisimbi (4,507m) in the volcanic Virunga chain protected by the Volcanoes National Park. The largest body of water is Lake Kivu, but there are other numerous lakes around the country, notably Burera, Ruhondo, Muhazi and Mugesera, some of which have erratic shapes following the contours of the steep mountains that enclose them.
The country is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo in the West, Uganda in the North, Burundi in the South and Tanzania in the East.
The small Rwanda being one of Africa’s most densely populated Countries has a population of approximately 10 Million people and its major tourist attraction is the rare Mountain Gorillas in Park Nationale Des Volcans.
Rwanda National Parks