Rwanda

The Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda offers the adventurous traveller an African wildlife experience unlike any other.

Less touched by tourists than the continent’s eastern coast, Rwanda’s beautiful landscapes are largely unspoilt and the perfect setting to glimpse the magnificent mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.

Organised safari treks through the stunning Volcanoes National Park is one of the world’s best places to spot these beautiful animals.

Flight Time

London to Kigalii (via Nairobi): 10 hours

Time Difference

GMT +2

Capital

Kigali

Language

Kinyarwanda, English and French

Weather

The best time to visit Rwanda is during the dry season from mid-June to September, when average daily temperatures are around 21ºC. Heavy and sustained rains occur from March to May.

Currency

Rwandan Franc, although US$ are widely accepted

Visas for British Citizens

Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Rwanda and includes at least one blank page for immigration stamps.

You’ll also need a 30 day tourist visa; these can be bought on arrival in cash or credit card.

Top Tips

Rwanda is all about the wildlife:

  • Volcanoes National Park is home to several gorilla families and organised treks are a must.
  • Nyungwe National Park offers chimpanzee trekking.
  • For stunning scenery, a trek through the many beautiful landscapes and forests will reward you with varied flora, fauna and lakes, plus you’re likely to spot Colobus and Mangabey monkeys.

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