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In addition to exporting coffee and tea, this developing country is benefiting from fast-growing tourism. Rwanda has great lakes, mountains, savanna and a huge number of hippos. But the mountain gorilla is the big attraction. This highly endangered specie has suffered great losses in the past partly because of poaching and the genocide in the 90s, but now numbers are slowly increasing.
Rwanda has chosen to position itself as a high-end travel destination. By avoiding the backpackers and attracting fewer, money-spending tourists, the impact is lower and more money can be spent on reservation. If you plan on taking a tour, make sure your guide is respectful towards the animals by not letting you go anywhere near them. Make a conscious decision and admire these beautiful creatures from afar!