Rwanda Traveler's Guide

 

 

 

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"It's safer now to travel to Rwanda, called the "land of a thousand hills," but not much. The Volcanoes National Park, home to rare mountain gorillas, has reopened, and travelers can once again visit the gentle giants Dian Fossey made famous, although armed guards must accompany each tour. The country's main attraction, the mountain gorillas, have miraculously survived -- even thrived -- during a devastating civil war that brought poachers, settlers and rebel soldiers into their rugged park refuge. The war, which attracted worldwide media attention, resulted in the massacre of more than one million people in 1994 when one ethnic group turned on another. Although overt warfare has ended, there are still sporadic attacks on civilians, tourists and foreign aid workers from bands of extremists who fled to neighboring countries."

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