Rwanda Travel Advice

Rwanda is a landlocked republic in Equatorial Africa, situates on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift, a western armour the Great Rift Valley, on the watershed between Africa’s two largest river systems: the Nile and the Congo.

Much of the country’s 26,338 sq. km is dramatically mountainous, the highest peak being Karisimbi at 4,507m in the volcanic Virunga chain protected by the Volcanoes National Park. The largest body of water is Lake Kivu, but numerous other lakes are dotted around the country, notably Burera, Ruhondo, Muhanzi and Mugasera, all of which have erratic shapes following  the contours of the steep mountains that enclose them.