General Information About Rwanda

Nestled just south of the equator, Rwanda is commonly known as ‘Le Pays des Milles Collines’ or ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’ and is home of the mountain Gorillas. Rwanda is a small, land locked country in eastern / central Africa. It has five volcanoes and 23 lakes as well as several rivers.

  • Land area: 26,340 sq km
  • President: Paul Kagame
  • Official languages: Main languages spoken are Kinyarwanda, French, English and Kiswahili. There are 80 trained gorilla trackers many of whom speak French or English.
  • Population: Approximately 13 million
  • Capital: Kigali
  • Natural resources: Tin, gold and natural gas
  • Average temperature: 24 – 27 degrees. Hottest in August – September
  • Elevation: 1,000 – 4,500 meters above sea level
  • Vegetation: from equatorial forest in northwest to savanna in the east
  • Land use: 48% agriculture use, 23% forest, 20% grazing land, 9% other
  • Main exports: Coffee & Tea
  • Local Currency: Rwanda Franc
  • Credit cards: Only accepted at few major establishments
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Sunworld Safaris is operational since 1997 and is an owner - run Specialist Tour Operator, based in Nairobi, Kenya. We select eco-friendly hotels/lodges/ camps for our guests, are determined to respect and conserve wildlife and support local communities. We run professionally customized safaris to suit our clients' needs in all aspects. Our tours are carefully planned & executed through our handpicked and highly skilled team.


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