Viva Rwanda
What is Rwanda most famous for?

Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. It is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains.

Travellers come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the magnificent gorillas, yet there is so much more to see and experience.

The Great Rift Valley

The west of Rwanda forms a branch of the Great Rift Valley known as the Albertine Rift. It has many unique, endemic species and is bursting with life.
Chimpanzees, golden monkeys and other primates live alongside hundreds of brightly-coloured birds, orchids and butterflies.

And that is only scratching the surface…

Great Rift Valley

Responsible Tourism

As guardians of many iconic species, Rwanda is committed to safeguarding their existence within the four National Parks.

We are constantly working to ensure we can live in sustainable harmony with our environment, with a clean and green mindset. We banned plastic bags in 2008, and our lands are possibly the cleanest in Africa thanks to efforts throughout every community.

Ten percent of the income derived from gorilla, safari and other tourist permits, as well as park fees, is spent in partnership with local communities to change lives for the better.

Epic Scenery

Rwanda’s dramatic vistas are endless, with a fresh perspective around every corner.

Our country is full of beauty and managing to explore it all is easy, thanks to an excellent road network linking the core areas.

Visitors can rest assured the country is safe as well as stunning – Rwanda was ranked the 9th safest country in the world by the World Economic Forum.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Vibrant Culture

Warm and friendly, Rwandans are also respectful, thoughtful and committed to the idea of progress, starting at the grass roots and running all the way to the top.

From the ancient kingdom to the modern day, creativity is something to be celebrated, whether through traditional dance, unique architecture or works of art.

Tech Incubator


Rwanda is an ideal tech incubator, thanks to its compact size and appetite for innovation.

We welcome pioneering initiatives such as that by Silicon Valley company Zipline, which now delivers critical blood products to rural medical clinics across our mountainous lands.

Zipline Rwanda

Paving the Way


The German carmaker has just opened an assembly plant in Rwanda, which will create up to 1,000 jobs.

In a new chapter of economic transformation, VW is also spearheading community car sharing and ride-hailing by smartphone.

Centre of Excellence

Innovation City

Discover an area in Kigali for world-class universities and think tanks to mingle with technology companies, helping drive private sector growth.

Innovation City is an ecosystem linking high tech industry, research and education with capital investment, which aims to create jobs and reduce our current account deficit.

Special Economic Zones

Discover why we are the second fastest growing economy in Africa, and prepare to enjoy the opportunities accrued from the free trade agreements that we’ve signed with over 50 countries.

Designated serviced land is provided for small and large scale industrial development, as well as reliable, quality infrastructure, competitive fiscal and non-fiscal regulations and streamlined administration procedures.

Jack Ma appointed visiting professor at Rwanda’s African Leadership University

The world’s greatest business man, Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba Group company, has been appointed as a permanent professor at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Kigali, Rwanda. It is a responsibility given by this school.

In a statement released by the university administration last week it said it is “pleased to inform everyone that Prof Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group and the Jack Ma Foundation, has been appointed as a Permanent Professor at the African University of Management.”

The administration of this university says that the fact that Jack Ma is going to teach at this school will encourage young African entrepreneurs to seek knowledge that will allow them to expand their activities.

Dr. Fred Swaniker, the founder of ALU University, says that this school is expected to bring positive changes to the African continent, so being taught by Jack Ma is another step towards its goals.

He said, “Ma’s experience, especially in technology and innovation, will be a trigger for our students and inspire them to think big, look far, and more to implement their dreams with effort and purpose.

Jack Ma, who was given the task of teaching at this University of Rwanda, is already a mirror for many and has led to various positions such as being a special advisor for sustainable development goals. The mandate was given by the United Nations in 2016.

In 2018, he started a project called ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’ which aims to recognize 100 African entrepreneurs who have performed well, and receive financial assistance and training.

ALU University gave Jack Ma the responsibility of teaching there, while some time ago, his home university in China, Hong Kong University, also recently agreed with him that within three years, he is going to teach about job creation.

Last year, Jack Ma was also appointed as a permanent professor at the University of Tokyo in Japan and Tel Aviv University in Israel.