ABOUT "The land of a Thousand Hills", Rwanda is a green undulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. It offers tourists a one of a kind journey - home to one third of the world remaining Mountain Gorillas, one third of Africa's birds species, several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserve, resorts and islands on the expansive lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people. Rwanda is a thriving, safe country with one of the lowest crime rates in Africa. All major attractions are located within 1-5 hour drive from the capital, Kigali. In a short vacation, a tourist can reach volcanoes, rainforests, savannah, lakes and the beautiful city of Kigali. Located in the heart of Central and East Africa with easy access to bordering countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo as well as to Kenya, Rwanda is an ideal location for travel within the region for conference tourism. A visit here can easily expand to include many of the great African destinations.

CLIMATE The average temperature in Kigali, Rwanda is 20 C. The range of average monthly temperatures is 1.5 C. The warmest average maximum high temperature is 27 C in August, September & October. The coolest average min/ low temperature is 14 C in July. Kigali, Rwanda receives on average 39 inches of precipitation annually or 3.3 inches each month. The month with the driest weather is July when on balance 0.2 inches of rain, sleet, hail or snow falls across 1 days. The month with the wettest weather is April when on balance 7.0 inches of rain.

BEWARE There have been a series of grenade attacks throughout Rwanda but predominantly in Kigali. Further indiscriminate attacks cannot be ruled out, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. Levels of crime remain relatively low in Rwanda. There has, however, been an increase in reports of bag snatching and mugging incidents targeting expatriates and tourists. You should take sensible precautions i.e. exercise caution when walking at night, arrange transport, do not carry large amounts of money and do not leave cars unsupervised in the town centre. Take care who you talk to, who you invite to your home or hotel and who you hire as a taxi driver.