The land of a thousand hills
Did you know that Rwanda is one of the smallest countries on the African Continent? Located in East Africa, only a few degrees south of the equator, it is known for its aesthetic of mountains and grassy landscapes. Its forests, home to the Mountain gorilla, attract visitors from around the world. The capital, Kigali, completely recovered from the tragic genocide of 1994, and today is growing and developing in a good way, with no homeless and begging. It is a picture of European cleanliness.
Rwanda does not have access to the sea, however, due to the presence of lakes and rivers on its territory, the climate here is very comfortable, and agriculture brings excellent results. 90% of the inhabitants work on the land.
- The Karisimbi Volcano is the highest point in Rwanda.
- Twa pygmies and Tutsis ethnic groups, which are considerably shorter in stature than the average person, form part of the population.
- Rwanda Government is dominated by female politicians.
- The “No plastic bags allowed” law is strictly adhered to, down to forbidding flip-flop shoes.
- Last Saturday of every month is commonly practiced as a community cleaning day, sustaining Rwanda as one of the cleanest countries in Africa.
- “A cow to every family!” forms part of the Government’s policy of economic assistance. A cow is given to all the needy since this animal produces milk and valuable fertilizer. The first calf is always returned to the state fund and will be given to another needy family. The remaining offspring are the property of the owners.
- Kivu is the only lake on the continent with no crocodiles.
- Volcanoes National Park is a natural habitat for certain local plants producing a distinct aroma of beer.
What to see in Rwanda
Unlike many countries in Africa, Rwanda is pleasant not only in natural parks but also in cities and towns. Idyllic landscapes with well-groomed agricultural lands, low green hills and hamlet houses made of unfired brick adorn your album. This magnificent country makes for an unforgettable holiday experience that is both educational and exhilarating.
- Trek and observe the rare mountain Gorilla.
- Visit five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga mountains.
- Get close to a variety of primates in the Nyungwe Forest.
- Learn more about the Rwanda genocide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.
- Lake Kivu offers great fishing and a view of the Nyiragongo volcano.
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Rwanda is an agrarian country with organic fruit and vegetables easily accessible. Freshly squeezed juices are available at every restaurant and café and are very cheap. Fresh fish, mainly brought from Lake Kivu, and grilled veal form part of the local cuisine.
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