Often called the "Land of a Thousand Hills" Rwanda has a richly varied landscap. One of the most spectacular Rift Valley lakes is Lake Kivu amongst 22 others in Rwanda. There are also five volcanoes, tropical and montane forests and dry savannah. The geography gives reason enough for visiting this small country.
Three national parks protect the wide range of fauna and flora: Akagera National Park, Virunga National Park, and Nyungwe National Park. The biggest attraction is the rare mountain gorilla on the slopes of the volcanoes.
The rare silverback Gorilla and chimpanzees can be found here, along with birds and insects endemic to the Nyungwe Forest. Nestled in the centre of Africa, the views, animals and plants of this economically and [now] politically stable country make any trip here truly memorable.