Binti Introduces Rwanda – The Land of a Thousand Hills
As they say, all good things come in small packages; this is indeed true of Rwanda, the smallest Eastern Africa country that borders Uganda, DRC, Burundi and Tanzania. It may be landlocked, but this has barely deterred the country from becoming the fastest growing economy in Eastern Africa.
A picture of Rwanda always reflects the undulating greens hills. It was named ‘Le Pays des Milles Collines’ (country of a thousand hills) for a very good reason. The country is lush and the hills majestic teaming with pure serenity. Below the hills lies the clear lake Kivu on the border of DRC, this lake offers pristine inland beaches.
Parc National Des Volcans (the park of national volcanoes) forms a stunning natural frontier with Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC) and Uganda. This is the home to one third of the worlds remaining famous mountain gorillas that never cease to impress with their striking likeness to the human species. It is these contemplative creatures that constantly draw visitors to trek deep into the mountains. Interesting to note, it is also home to one third of Africa’s bird species.
For a cultural and historical experience Rwanda will send chills down your spine. The museums and genocide memorials are not for the faint hearted, however they unfold to their visitors how far the country has come and its restoration this far is indeed a sight to behold. It is among the top cleanest, safest and corruption free countries in Africa.
A small country with beautiful lush scenery and a deep cultural background, it is no wonder the Rwandans believe that
“Imana yirirwa ahandi igataha mu Rwanda.” meaning…”God spends the day elsewhere, but sleeps in Rwanda.”