Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Rwanda?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Rwanda are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Rwanda?

For up to date information around safety and security in Rwanda read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Rwanda.

Best time to visit Rwanda?

June to mid-September is the long dry season; this is generally the best time to visit if you have the choice. October to November is a shorter rainy season and it's followed by a short dry season from December to February.

Do I need a visa to enter Rwanda?

You need a visa to enter Rwanda. 30 day tourist visas are available on arrival for £20 or $30. If you're planning to apply for resident/business or missionary multiple entry visas on entry to Rwanda you will need to get UK police clearance before you travel.

What currency do i need in Rwanda?

The official currency of Rwanda is the Rwandan franc.

While visiting Rwanda

What wild animals live in Rwanda?

Home to rare mountain gorillas, lions, rhinoceroses, elephants, giraffes, zebras, over 700 bird species, and so much more, visiting Rwanda should be at the top of anywildlife lover's bucket list.

What is the traditional food in Rwanda?

Brochettes is the National Dish of Rwanda, the meat on a skewer can be goat, beef, chicken, pork, fish.

What Languages are spoken in Rwanda?

Kinyarwanda is the national language of Rwanda, and the first language of almost the entire population of the country. It is one of the country's official languages alongside French, English, and Swahili.

How much do you tip in Rwanda?

The currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan franc. A 10% tip to the waiter is standard, depending on the quality of service. Hotel porters usually expect a tip equivalent to around US$1 per item of luggage. Tip in localcurrency where possible; it may be quite difficult for locals to exchange small amounts of hard currency into Rwanda francs.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Rwanda?

Local Rwanda travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Rwanda Numbers?

  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 912
  • Fire: 112
  • Embassy: +250 252 556 000

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Rwanda?

    The time difference is 2 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Rwanda?

    Rwanda Guidebook

    Best Rwanda guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Rwanda with this Rwanda Guidebook .