Facts about Rwanda
Located in eastern Africa, Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills. The majority of the country is at a high elevation. Visitors are awed by Rwanda’s geography, defined by majestic mountains in the west, savannas in the east, and beautiful lakes throughout the country. Travelers are able to explore and experience the beautiful landscapes of the Virunga volcanoes in the northwestern part of the country, observe the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas, and enjoy some of the most impressive inland beaches at Lake Kivu.
International travelers and voluntourists preparing for a trip to Rwanda can find many opportunities to create a big impact on the communities. In Africa, there are a large number of service groups dedicated to improving the environment and the local standards of living, health care, and education. Visitors in Rwanda who are interested in responsible tourism can support community improvement projects and non-profit organizations through thoughtful donations.