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About Rwanda

Rwanda is a small landlocked country in east central Africa, closely tied to Burundi.

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Countries neighbouring Rwanda are: Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Although Rwanda has no coastline as such, the west of the country does have access to Lake Kivu.

Rwanda has no railways but is linked by road to the Uganda-Kenya railway system. Most of Rwanda's imports and exports are routed through the port of Mombasa, Kenya.

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Mountain Gorillas

About half of the world's mountain gorillas are estimated to live in the Virunga Mountains of northern Rwanda.

Dr. Dian Fossey set up a fund in 1978 to study mountain gorillas and protect them from poachers. This dedicated work eventually cost the American zoologist her own life.


The capital of Rwanda is situated in the centre of the country, just south of the equator. Its altitude of 1,829 m. gives the city a mild climate all year round.

A trunk road connects Kigali with Burundi to the south and Uganda to the north.

Kigali was part of German East Africa from 1899 to 1916. After Word War I Belgium were given a mandate over the Territory of Ruanda-Urundi.

When the trust territory was divided in 1962 to form the independent nations of Rwanda and Burundi, Kigali became the capital of Rwanda.

Hotels in Kigali

Hotel des Mille Collines - Official Hotel Website
Hotel des Mille Collines:
Avenue de l'Armee / Avenue de la Republique, Kigali, Rwanda.

Hotel des Mille Collines is probably the most famous hotel in Rwanda.

Join the Meta Travel Community to add your reviews Guests at the Hotel des Mille Collines liked the breathtaking views of Kigali from Le Panorama restaurant, the good food and great customer service.

Rwanda Genocide

The Triumph of Evil:
A report on the Rwanda genocide and how the United Nations and the West ignored warnings of the 1994 Rwanda genocide and turned its back on the victims of the genocide.

Rwanda Tourism

Rwanda Tourism:
The Rwanda Tourism Board
Boulevard de la Revolution 1
PO Box 905 Kigali, Rwanda.

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