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Renowned as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is a land of verdantly rolling hills, plunging ravines and rich cultivation. Studded with lakes, waterfalls and ancient forests, she boasts 200 species of tree and 300 species of orchid.

Rwanda is of the only three countries that offers 13 species of primates including the world-famous mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and the rare Golden Monkey. Most of these are found in Volcanoes National Park. It is a dense, lush, tropical Paradise spread across five dormant Volcanic-Mountains at the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo; Mount Bisoke, Muhabura, Karisimbi, Sabinyo and Gahinga. Thanks to it's abundance of over 180 bird species, 1,050 plant and 85 mammal species, this park has everything you imagine Africa's most beautiful forest park to look like. Add to that a endearing gorilla trekking experience and you have one of the world's natural seven wonders.

On the other hand, Every possible wild life experience that you can envision is captured here at Akagera National Park. This includes a wide range of antelopes, zebras, buffalo, giraffes, hippos, lions, leopard, spotted hyenas, golden cats and giant forest hogs. Kigali, the city that never sleeps ranges over several hills.

Serene and compact, Rwanda offers a world-class range of hotels, restaurants and bars and is one of the best place to experience the extraordinary spectacle of the Intore Royal Ballet.

Also in the city is the world famous and exceptionally moving Genocide Memorial Center, a permanent exhibition documenting the tragedy of the 1984 Rwandan Genocide.

Not forgetting Intore traditional dancers. They are sons of the king's noblemen who were originally based at his court in Nyanza--where they performed for his pleasure. They showcase series of rhythmic pieces, the most famous of which is the Crane Dance.

Best time to visit

Gorilla tracking is quite frustrating the rainy months from April, March and May for two reasons. For starters, the vegetation overgrows at this time making frustrating to observe them or take their pictures.In this regard, the dry season is much more recommendable as it offers a hustle free experience. It occurs from June-March.