Useful information about Rwanda

Rwanda has 1 major airport, Kigali International Airport which serves Kigali, and a number of small national airports. 

Passport and Visa: A passport is required to travel to and must be valid for 6 months after the intended length of stay. You need a visa to enter Rwanda. You can get a visa upon arrival without prior application at a fee of USD 30 pp.

Best time to travel: Rwanda can be visited throughout the year but the best time is during the dry months from June to September, and December to March. 

Payment: US dollars are accepted in large cities, although smaller shops only accept local currency. International credit cards, Visa, and Mastercard are accepted in hotels and lodges. 

Photography in Rwanda: You can take beautiful pictures in Rwanda even with your mobile. If you want to come home with great photos, you will need a camera with a zoom range at least ten times greater than a standard compact camera, or a 400mm lens on an SLR camera. Also, make sure to carry sufficient memory cards and batteries.

Please ask permission before taking a photograph of any resident.

Language: The official languages in Rwanda are Kinyarwanda, French, and English. English is mostly used in large cities and in popular tourist destinations.


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