The "land of a thousand hills" has become famous against its will. The war opposing the Hutus and the Tutsis gave rise to one of the deadliest genocides of the XXth century. It is a shame however to sum this country up by its wounds as it conceals many treasures those who travel to Rwanda will discover. Nothing compares to a hike inside its caves, in the heart of the Virunga volcano
range, by the side of its numerous lakes
and along its rivers. It is on this territory that the Beringei gorillas have chosen to live. The American anthropologist, Dian Fossey, dedicated her life to the famous "silverbacks". The mythic film "Gorillas in the Mist" recounts her action.