General Information about Rwanda
Rwanda is a small landlocked country situated just east of the centre of Africa. It is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At Rwanda's centre lies the capital city Kigali which is hone to around 852,000 people of Rwanda's 9,000,000 population. The official langauges spoken in Rwanda are Kinyarwanda, English and French with Swahili spoken in some parts of the country. Rwanda experiences two very rainy seasons, from February to May and September to December. During these months there are daily monsoons.
Kigali is a great place for seeing Rwanda's natural flora and also has the Genocide Museum which shows the 100 day massacre that took place in 1994. The Parc National des Volcans is another popular place to visit in Rwanda where tracking the mountain gorilla and golden monkey is usually done. Diane Fossey studied the goriallas and monkeys here for 18 years before her death.
Find Out About The Climat In Rwanda
Because Rwanda is located so close to the equator experiences tropical highland climate conditions are common. Rwanda experiences two wet seasons each year from January to April starting back up again in October until December and is know as the lightning capital of the world. The average temperature of Rwanda sits at around 21 degrees in the interior highlands. Summer lasts from May until September and is usually long and hot.
Geographical Information On Rwanda
Located only two degrees from the equator Rwanda's terrain is made up of steep mountains as well as deep valleys covering and is often referred to as the land of a thousand hills. Rwanda covers a total area of 26,340 square kilometres and is the home to the highest lake in Africa. Lake Kivu measures over 1,472 metres and is set in the north west in the Albertine Rift and shares its border with the Democatic Republic of Congo. Rwanda is situated along the Great Rift Valley and its highest peak is Vocanoe Karisimbi and rises to 4,519 metres, whereas the lowest point is Rusizi River at 950 metres.
Learn About The Economy In Rwanda
Rwanda is amongst some of the poorest countries in the world with over 50 percent of the population living under the poverty line. In 2007, out of the 40 countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region Rwanda came in at 31st place and is only 52.1 percent free. Rwand receives much finacial support from many countries around the globe receiving as much as $425 million back in 2003. The agricultural industry provides over 36 percent of the economy with the main exports being coffee and tea as well as small amounts of hide and tin ore. The official currency of Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc.
Apartments in Rwanda
|* Butare Apartments||* Gitesi Apartments||* Kigali Apartments|
|* Kinigi Apartments|
Attractions, Activities and Tours in Rwanda
|* Galle Attractions||* Gitarama Attractions||* Hikkaduwa Attractions|
|* Jaffna Attractions||* Kigali Attractions||* Unawatuna Attractions|
Guesthouses in Rwanda
|* Butare Guesthouses||* Gisenyi Guesthouses||* Kigali Guesthouses|
|* Nyakinama Guesthouses||* Ruhengeri Guesthouses|
Hostels in Rwanda
|* Kigali Hostels||* Rwamagana Hostels|
Hotels in Rwanda
Must Explore would like to wish you an enjoyable stay in Rwanda.