Rwanda is not only a beautiful country with a rich culture, it is also a safe and progressive country.
Here are some examples:
- Rwanda has a democracy
- "0-tolerance" policy regarding corruption/bribes
- universal health care
- free education
Women in Rwanda
Rwanda is the only country in the world where women outnumber men in Parliament. Read and listen to the story here (American Public Media: Marketplace).
US Department of State Traveling in the U.S. or abroad always has inherent risks. It is always prudent to keep informed about the local situation. In addition to knowledgeable colleagues "on the ground", another source of information is the International Travel Information on Rwanda. U.S. citizens may also obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 from the United States and Canada, or 202-501-4444 from overseas.
Wildlife and biodiversity in general is remarkable in Rwanda. Note of caution: Some species are not as cute as they appear. We will be paying close attention to hippos in particular. Wild chimps are much less of a threat and generally leave people (adults) alone. http://www.cracked.com/article_15853_6-cutest-animals-that-can-still-destroy-you.html
Movies about Rwandan culture, history, and wildlife are listed and briefly described on this webpage.