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Country Information

  • Official language: Kinyarwanda, English
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Government: Republic
  • President: Paul Kagame
  • Population estimate: 10,000,000
  • Currency: Rwandan Franc
  • Flag: rwanda-flag


Known as The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, Rwanda never fails to enchant its visitors. Having successfully rebuilt itself from a troubled history, Rwanda is now flourishing as one of the most well-run countries in Africa.

Gorilla Naming, Rwanda, Journeys Discovering AfricaA NEW BEGINNING

To many, Rwanda is remembered for the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of close to a million people and brought the nation to its knees. Yet, since then, tragedy has surrendered to optimism and a determination to succeed. Inspired leadership has liberated the country from its past and driven the reconstruction of the country’s social, economic and political fabric. 15 years of peace and stability makes Rwanda one of the safest places in Africa to visit.

FRIENDLY AND WELCOMINGLake Kivu, Rwanda, Journeys Discovering Africa

Visitors will find Rwandans to be friendly and welcoming, and the country itself to be visually stunning. The capital, Kigali is sophisticated and chic with colorful markets, clean streets and fine cuisine. From here, travelers do not have to venture very far to experience primates in the Nyungwe Forest, Mountain Gorillas in the the towering volcanoes of the Virunga range, and wildlife in the savannah and wetlands of Akagera National Park.


  • Track Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park
  • Traverse a 150 metre-high canopy walkway in Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Come up close to pods of hippos by boat in Akagera National Park