This divinely undiscovered country has recovered astonishingly well from its tragic past to become a charming destination whose welcoming populace and stunning scenery attract knowing visitors from around the world. This “Land of a Thousand Hills” packs a variety of landscapes into its tiny area, from rolling grassland where farmers continue their ancient way of life to lush jungle and rugged mountains. Discover Lake Kivu’s lovely shores and crystalline waters, or track primates in the richly varied habitat of Nyungwe Forest National Park, the continent’s largest mountain rainforest, home to chimpanzees and bands of colobus monkeys. Rwanda’s main attraction, however, remains the dramatic peaks of Volcanoes National Park, where dense forest and bamboo groves hide that most elusive and mysterious of African creatures: the Mountain Gorilla. To see a family of gorillas emerging from the mountain mists is surely one of the world’s most extraordinary sensations. From silverbacks weighing up to 250 pounds to playful infants, these rare primates astound the visitor by their human behaviour. Looking into a wild gorilla’s eyes is an experience you will never forget.