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Just a few degrees south of the equator, Rwanda is a jewel of a land, from the deep emerald of its forests to the brilliant sapphire of its lakes.

Known as the land of a thousand hills, for wherever you look you will find hills, mountains and volcanoes towering above, it is also the place where Dian Fossey fought off poachers and politicians to save the deeply endangered African Mountain Gorilla. Now it is a country in recovery from the genocide which near devastated it, but its tourism and hospitality industry is already giving it a whole new lease of life.

Most visitors come to see the gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans and with the number of permits to view these gentle giants strictly limited these need to be arranged well in advance. The gorillas are a magnificent sight and one never forgotten, while the Parc itself is a dramatic chain of seven volcanoes which provide a border with both Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Aside from the gorillas, other primates can be tracked in the Nyungwe National Park, or time can be spent relaxing on the beaches of Lake Kivu

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- 2 Day Gorilla tracking in Rwanda - Chimpanzee tracking on Nyungwe Forest Park
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