Welcome to Southwestern Rwanda
Rwanda's endless mountains and valleys keep rolling right down to the southwestern corner of the country near the border with Burundi. While the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park tend to garner almost everybody’s attention, southwestern Rwanda is home to East Africa’s largest montane forest, Nyungwe Forest National Park, one of the most primate-rich areas in the world. For outdoors enthusiasts, it also offers plenty of hiking opportunities. For some cultural sustenance, make a beeline for the historic colonial and intellectual centre of Huye (Butare), which plays host to one of East Africa’s best ethnographic museums.