Rwanda, often referred to as Le Pays des Mille Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills) thanks to the endless mountains, is a scenically stunning little country. The Virunga volcanoes in the northwest offer a majestic visual experience. Hidden among Rwanda’s bamboo forests are some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. Some of the best inland beaches on the content are along the shores of Lake Kivu, whilst Nyungwe Forest National Park protects extensive tracts of montane rainforest, and is home to many primates. For lovers of urban environments Kigali, the capital, is safe and sophisticated.