Rwanda is extended over an exiguous territory of
26,338 square kilometers. It is a small country
in the heart of Africa with almost 8.000.000 inhabitants.
Rwanda possesses natural resources of exceptional
beauty and variety: its countless lakes and rivers,
fauna and flora as well as its magnificent volcanoes
and mountains, natural resources, its expressive
folklore and traditional handcraft
a considerable source of attraction and assets for
Rwanda is located in the Great Lakes region between
the Central and Eastern parts of Africa
and shares common borders with:
Rwanda is known as the country of one thousand hills.
Indeed, while travelling around in Rwanda you will
discover one hill behind another, no straight ways
for more than one kilometer. Roads climbing up and
turning down in an uninterrupted rhythm.
- Uganda in the North
- Burundi in the South
- The Democratic Republic of Congo in the West
- RWANDA in the East
Rwanda is a land-locked country, with no access
to the Ocean: The Indian ocean is 1200 km and
the Atlantic ocean is 2200 km away from Rwanda.
The country is between the 7 400km distance
from the Cape to Cairo.
Rwanda has a very mild tropical climate. Temperatures
vary throughout the year in between 20°
It is never too hot or cold. The nights can
be somewhat cool, especially at higher levels
or in the rain seasons. (Mid January to mid
April and from mid October to the end of the
Rains can be abundant but very seldom lasts
for a whole day. Rain alternates with bright
sunshine during the rain season. The dry season
can be very dusty.