Like most people, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Rwanda is probably not tourism. We understand, the Rwandan genocide of 1994 left permanent marks in everyone’s memory, but today, the country has moved on from its darkest hours and is opening up to the world.
We were lucky to be invited by the Rwanda Development Board to take part in a week of activities to support and promote sustainable conservation with a focus on the mountain gorillas.
With less than 900 mountain gorillas left in the wild, the species is critically endangered. So you can imagine how excited we were to be given an opportunity to help raise awareness.