Referred to as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is located in the heart of central and East Africa. The country is often remembered for its past troubles but a new path has been forged and there is much to celebrate. When you tour Rwanda, you are mesmerized by its natural remarkable beauty and the new developments show how the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind's resilience. The country draws visitors from all over the world, primarily to see its famous endangered mountain gorillas but it has much more to offer. It has numerous bird species, several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserves, resorts and islands on the expansive of Lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people. The diversity of the landscape and culture is rich. The country is nobly leading the way in environmental protection through a ban on plastic bags, making it one of the cleanest countries in Africa. In this way, the awe-inspiring landscape of rolling hills and volcanoes can be fully appreciated. With easy access to different East African countries, Rwanda is an ideal location for travel within the region for conference and leisure tourists. It is easy to get around with short distances to diverse destinations.