Volcanoes National Park was the first national park in Africa in 1925, hence today animal and environmental conservation continues to be a big priority in Rwanda. In 2008, Rwanda became known around the world for banning plastic bags in an effort to go green. Coupled with the country’s conservation work for the endangered mountain gorillas in the Virunga mountain range, Rwanda is as sustainable as it gets. Rwanda has an incredible array of wildlife and natural wonders to explore. Primates are perhaps first on the list from gentle black and white colobus monkeys to golden monkeys and of course the awe inspiring mountain gorillas. Trekking in to their habitats on foot through pristine forests is a magical experience.