Rwanda is a small landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of east-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, Congo and Tanzania. A verdant country of fertile and hilly terrain, the small republic bears the title “Land of a Thousand Hills”. It features a number of national parks, most famously Parc des Volcans with its population of mountain gorillas, and Lake Kivu with its resorts and watersports. The capitol, Kigali, is serviced by international airlines. Home to approximately 10.1 million people, Rwanda supports the densest population in continental Africa. The country has received most international attention due to the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, and there are genocide memorials that are a powerful reminder of this tragic history.