Situated at the heart of the Albertine Rift, Rwanda is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions and a haven of rainforest endemism. Its most celebrated wild mammal is the iconic mountain gorilla of the Virunga Massif. A densely-populated country with most people living in rural areas, Rwanda has shown great courage in recovering from the memory of the 1994 genocide. Today, Rwanda is a stable, well-run and peacefully united country. The optimistic energy of the people has earned their country the moniker ‘Remarkable Rwanda’ and it regularly features on ‘must-visit’ lists. Rwanda’s greatest attraction – and one of the most compelling natural experiences to be had anywhere on earth – is a close encounter with one of the surviving families of mountain gorillas who roam the thick forests of Volcanoes National Park. These gentle, communicative creatures, with complex personalities and depths of understanding and emotion that we still know little about, leave a lasting impression on every human visitor.