CENTRAL AFRICA: RWANDA
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Rwandan or Rwandese
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Rwanda is a sovereign state in central and east Africa. Located a few
degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda,
Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All of
Rwanda is at high elevation, with a geography dominated by
mountains in the west, savanna in the east, and numerous lakes
throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with
two rainy seasons and two dry seasons every year.
Tourism is a fast-growing sector and is now the country's leading
foreign exchange earner; Rwanda is one of only two countries in
which mountain gorillas can be visited safely. Rwanda is home to a
huge diverse population of animals including gorillas and the largest
natural park for Hippos some 20,000 are believed to be there.
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CENTRAL AFRICA: RWANDA
Rwanda is located in central Africa and has much history and
natural beauty. There are many interesting sights to see, with
many guided tours to choose from. Each tour group is led by
an experienced guide that specialises in teaching others about
the landscape and wildlife of Rwanda. There are expeditions
to places like volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforests which are
home to many different African animals.
The greatest diversity of large mammals is found in the three
National Parks, which are designated conservation areas.
Akagera contains typical savanna animals such as giraffes and
elephants, while Volcanoes is home to an estimated one-third
of the worldwide mountain gorilla population. Nyungwe Forest
boasts thirteen primate species including chimpanzees and
Ruwenzori colobus arboreal monkeys; the Ruwenzori colobus
move in groups of up to 400 individuals, the largest troop size of
any primate in Africa.
There are 670 bird species in Rwanda, with variation
between the east and the west. Nyungwe Forest, in the west,
has 280 recorded species, of which 26 are endemic to the
Albertine Rift; endemic species include the Ruwenzori Turaco
and Handsome Francolin. Eastern Rwanda, by contrast,
features savanna birds such as the Black-headed Gonolek and
those associated with swamps and lakes, including storks and
Other attractions include Nyungwe Forest, home to
chimpanzees, Ruwenzori colobus and other primates, the
resorts of Lake Kivu, and Akagera, a small savanna reserve in
the east of the country. The country is also one of the best
countries in Africa where tourism is currently increasing rapidly.
It is the best destination for people which want to discover the
central Africa culture and see for their first time, The Pygmy