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Rwanda Parks

Overview

Rwanda ‘the land of a thousand hills’ as it is popularly referred to is largely an undiscovered paradise. Rwanda promises unrivaled biodiversity, dramatic mountains and volcanoes. Rwanda is home to some of the oldest rain forests on earth, a glittering skein of lakes, rivers and waterfalls. This East African gem is home to 13 species of primates including the world-famous mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and the rare Golden Monkey. It is also home to 670 species of birds many of which are globally endangered.

Full Country Name: Republic of Rwanda
Area: 26,338 sq km
Population: 11,689,696
Capital: Kigali (Population 965,398)
Borders: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC (formally Zaire), Tanzania and Uganda
Religion: Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%,  Indigenous 0.1% and None 1.7%

Monetary Unit: Rwanda Franc

Growth Rate: 7%

Life Expectancy: 58.44

Literacy Rate: 70.4%
Time Zone: +2 GMT
Languages: Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular, French (official), English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centres.
Country Dialing Code: +250

03
Nov

AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

Akagera National Park covers 1,122 sq km and is located in the North East on the border with Tanzania. The park derives its name from the Akagera River which flows along its eastern boundary and...
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03
Nov

NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK

Nyungwe National Park is tacked away in the southwest corner of Rwanda some 225 km from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, 90 km from Butare and 54 km from Cyangugu. Thisvast untouched tropical rainforest with a...
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03
Nov

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Volcanoes National Park is Rwanda’s premier destination. An extension of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, the park is synonymous with mountain gorilla...
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