Rwanda Geography
East Africa

Rwanda Geography

Rwanda is located a little south of the equator in the transition from East Africa to Central Africa. The landscape is taken up by a plateau. The west with the large Kiwu Lake belongs to the area of ​​the Central African Rift. In the north rise the Virunga volcanoes with the 4507 m high Karisimbi […]

Rwanda Arts and Literature
North Africa

Rwanda Music

Music Traditional music has remained largely unchanged. At the center of the music are ritual dances that include. depicts historical and mythical episodes; the most famous dance is ikinimba. The most important instruments include ingoma drums of various sizes, the large trough citra inanga, the musical bow (umuduri), the one-stringed string instrument inigiri, tumpiano (ikembe) […]

Rwanda Landmarks
North Africa

Rwanda Sightseeing Places

Visa requirements Passport: is generally required for trips to Rwanda, the passport must be valid for 6 months upon entry. Visa: Generally required. Visa on entry: Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa free of charge on entry: Federal Republic of Germany, Great Britain and Sweden for stays of up to 90 days. […]

Tea harvesting in Rwanda
Central Africa


Rwanda is a republic in Central Africa bordering Uganda in the north, Tanzania in the east, Burundi in the south and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. The population consists of hutus, tutsis and twee, but it is debated whether hutus and tutsis are different peoples. Rwanda was a kingdom ruled by an […]

The two people are the original inhabitants of Rwanda
Central Africa

History of Rwanda

You do not know exactly when the first people settled in the area that is today Rwanda, but it was during the first 5000 years after the last ice age 10,000 years ago. The first inhabitants probably belonged to the Twa people. The area was later populated by bantu, first farmers and then cattle owners, […]

Rwanda is a mountainous country with tropical climate
Central Africa

Geography of Rwanda

Rwanda is a plateau and mountain country and is mostly between 1200–4500 meters above sea level. From north to south is high, volcanic mountains at Karisimbi in Virungafjellene reaches up to 4507 m. Karisimbi is one of two still active volcanoes. These mountains form the watershed between the rivers Nile and Congo. West of the […]