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Getting To Rwanda

Getting To Rwanda

Rwanda has several international flights that fly directly to Kigali international airport. Which is about 10km from capital Kigali. Among the international flights arriving to Kigali include SN Brussels, Kenya Airways, Air Rwanda express, Ethiopian express, Uganda airline, Qatar Airways /and Air Burundi.

Rwanda air Express has introduced two flights a day from Nairobi (Kenya) and Entebbe (Uganda). And two per week from Johannesburg. Rwanda air also has daily flights to Bujumbura and 3 flights weekly to Kilimanjaro.

You can also enter this beautiful country using road transport. There several buses which cross borders to Rwanda from Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya. Apparently other means of entry like railways and water transport that can enable you access Rwanda are no longer working.

Rwanda has possibly the best roads in east Africa, and most of the roads are tarmac, most visitors who have booked through a tour company/operator will be provided with good private vehicles, usually 4-wheel drive.


All travelers to this country required to possess a valid passport with Visa in order to enter Rwanda. Visas can be applied online www.migration.gov.rw or you can contact the Rwandan embassy nearest you to know the visa requirement and apply it from there or, also you can get it upon your arrival at the Kigali international airport and a tourist visa costs $60 per person.

you can as well apply for East African visa his is a Joint Tourist Visa and it allows the traveler to travel to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda ONLY. It can be used multiple times for tourism purposes.The visa prohibits employment and is issued only for tourism purposes. The visa is valid for 90 days and is not renewable upon expiry or upon exit from the block (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda).

Visitors must apply for an “Entry Letter”. Although, In view of the bilateral agreements, nationals of the following countries may visit Rwanda without visa for a period of up to 90 days including Germany, Tanzania, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Burundi, Democratic republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Sweden, Mauritius, South Africa and Hong Kong.


Rwanda has different days which are taken as very important and they are respected and declared public holidays, these include;

New Year’s Day 1st January

National Heroes Day 1st February

May Labour Day 7th April 1st

Independence Day 1st July

National Liberation Day 4th July

Assumption Day 15th August

Patriotism Day 1st October

Christmas Day 25th December

Boxing Day 26th December

Good Friday and Easter Monday fall on variable dates, but also known as public holidays in Rwanda. If your tour falls in one of these special days, you are happily welcome to participate and join with the local people this will add on your experience and make your safari a memorable one.