Why is Rwanda called the Land Of Thousand Hills? Rwanda is referred to as the land of thousand hills, Rwanda may seem to be a little country but has huge attractions and beauty which makes it to be called land of thousand hills. Rwanda has got the spectacular Virunga Volcanoes in the northwest that includes Karisimbi, Bisoke, Gahinga, Sabyinyo, Muhabura, 23 lakes and numerous rivers that some form the River Nile, and the mountain gorillas where they inhabit the bamboo forests in Volcanoes National Park, the country also harbors the beautiful mammals, primates, bird species and among many other attractions. And the park’s capital Kigali also is the incredible and astonishing that makes the country to be known as the thousand hills.

Rwanda is the destination known for the unwavering tourism which has improved on the country’s economy. Though the country was disrupted and dismantled by the brutal genocide in the year 1994, now the country settled and very promising and has vibrant future, and it welcomes everyone who comes to explore the country in different safari destinations. Rwanda is encompassed with the rolling hills all over, and warmly known as the land of thousand hills and mountains worldwide because of the hilly and mountainous and physical appearance nature that covers Rwanda’s land.

Rwanda is the most attractive destination that is known as the home of the half of the world’s gorillas. Not only Rwanda being the home of the mountains gorillas there are other destinations that are known for the large numbers of the mountain gorillas that includes Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorillas on a Rwanda safari are best seen during gorilla trekking safari that offers the tourists with the best spectacular trekking safari experience in Volcanoes national park.

Why Rwanda is called land of thousand hills.

Mountain gorillas/ Gorilla trekking.

Mountain gorillas are the most exciting and attractive creatures on a Rwanda safari. Though the country is small, the country experiences the vast number of the tourists who come to the country to carry out gorilla trekking. Gorillas in Rwanda are found in Volcanoes National Park. The park is such beautiful with the serene environment and charming landscape like the mountains, lakes and among others. This gives the opportunities to the tourists to carry out gorillas trekking as here the tourists experience the rainforests of the park on foot with the presence of the well experienced park guide to look for the gorillas in their habitants.

Chimpanzee trekking.

On a Rwanda safari, various tourists come to the destination to carry out chimpanzee trekking that takes place in Nyungwe Forest National Park, it’s found in the south west part of Rwanda, where the park has numbers of biodiversity that attracts various tourists. On a Rwanda safari the tourists also explorers chimpanzee trekking in the park, where they encounter the park’s heart while looking for the chimpanzees on foot with the park guide. After finding the chimpanzees the tourists are given one hour while identifying the different attractions on the chimpanzees.

Not only the chimpanzees Nyungwe Forest National Park has got other wildlife that are found in the park including primates like black and white colobus monkeys, mammals, bird species and among others. Also the park has other attractions like the canopy walk, waterfalls and among others.

Lake Kivu.

Lake Kivu is the Rwanda’s main source of the fresh water. And is one of the fresh water lakes in Africa’s Great Rift Valley. And Lake Kivu is ranked as the sixth biggest lake in Africa with diverse activities which makes the tourists to enjoy and keep the best safari memories.

Dian Fossey.

On a Rwanda safari, the tourists do Dian Fossey hike to the grave yard of Dian Fossey who was the famous conservationist and primatologist, she gave out and spent the most of her life while protecting the mountain gorillas in their habitants, she also did several researches about the gorillas and she came up with several findings and among the findings was that the gorillas can easily be caught by diseases that’s why during gorilla trekking you stand 7 meters distance like in Volcanoes National Park. Tourists as well do visit Karisoke research camp where Dian used to make her research.

Golden Monkey Trekking.

Why is Rwanda called the Land Of Thousand Hills?
Golden Monkeys

Rwanda offers tourists with the golden monkey trekking that takes place in Volcanoes National Park. Tourists enjoy golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park where they can spot the golden monkeys as they are feeding, playing, grooming and among others.

Big five mammals.

Thousand hills explores the big five mammals that are in Akagera National Park to the tourists that includes the lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos and leopards where the tourists spots these species during the game drive safaris, not only the big five mammals the park harbors other animal species like the hyenas, elands, giraffes, zebras and among many others.


Tourists experiences the thousand hills while spending some days while enjoying the destination and experiencing the local culture and among other fascinating attractions in the city.

Kigali Genocide memorial center.

Kigali Genocide memorial center is as well the one of the museum based in Rwanda as in the memories of the 1994 brutal war that happened between the Hutu and Tutsi.

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