Rwanda is located in Central/Eastern Africa whose green, mountainous landscape has earned it the nickname "Land of a Thousand Hills." The entire country is at a high altitude: the lowest point is the Rusizi River at 950 meters (3,117 ft) above
Volcanoes National Park lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey.
Rwanda is situated in the region of Great Lakes and has many beautiful and serene lakes bordering it. Tourists from all over the world come to have a view of these serene Rwanda lakes.
Rwanda’s rivers are mainly in the eastern part of the country. The rivers in the east forms the boundary with Tanzania and are part of the boundary with Burundi and some flows southward from Lake Kivu along the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, into Burundi and on to Lake Tanganyika.
Rwanda is a landlocked country situated in central Africa. Also known as ’The Land of a Thousand Hills’, Rwanda has five volcanoes, 23 lakes and numerous rivers, some forming the source of the River Nile. The country lies 75 miles south of the equator in the Tropic of Capricorn, 880 miles ’as the crow flies’ west of the Indian Ocean and 1,250 miles east of the Atlantic Ocean - literally in the heart of Africa. Rwanda is bordered by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south
Hot springs give a beautiful scenery in Rwanda and they are known for their healing waters. They lie at lie at the base of a limestone quarry as they bubble up into a large green pool.