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Rwanda is one destination you cannot leave out for any successful safari to Africa. Many people from all over the world have been on Rwanda safaris while thousands of travelers are inquiring on how best they can travel and stay in this land of a thousand hills. Rwanda has been on several occasions ranked as the best travel destination in the world. There are lots of amazing things to see, lots of activities to do and generally a good place o stay. However much as most travelers on Rwanda safaris focus on gorilla trekking, the country offers much more than mountain gorillas. A lot of gem is hidden in Rwanda and most travelers have not experienced it.

Do you want to book an accommodation in Rwanda? Enjoy a versatile holiday destination! There are many reasons: a beautiful nature, a delicious local cuisine, extraordinary museums and a wonderful culture. There is a suitable hotel for every budget. The most affordable budget hotels are available from €39,00 per overnight stay. Are you booking a room in a central location? Then you pay an average of €205,00 per night. You can enjoy a sun holiday here with your family. You can also enjoy a great holiday here in winter. Book your own hotel room in Rwanda easily online. Compare the hotel providers below and book your accommodation online.

CountryRwanda
Capital cityKigali
Average hotel room price€69,00
Spoken languageEnglish, French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili
Payment methodRwandan franc (RWF)
Favorable travel timeJuly August
Number of inhabitants13.776.698
Land area26338 km2
TimezoneUTC+02:00 (CAT)
Flag AirlineRwandAir
Major Airport Kigali International Airport (IATA:KGL)
Government informationwww.gov.rw

Practical information
Are you going on a trip to Rwanda? Below we offer some practical information. The capital is Kigali. The currency is Rwandan franc (RWF). The Rwandan time zone is UTC+02:00 (CAT). People speak here in: English, French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili. There are about 13.776.698 inhabitants. Its total land area is 26338 km2. Information about power and electricity: the voltage is 230 V, 50 Hz and the socket type is C / E / F / G. The international country code is +250.

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The best regions for a hotel stay in Rwanda

Rwanda has versatile holiday areas. Choose from the available regions in the list below. We will then share additional data and research the different hotel offers. Also check out hotel accommodations in Botswana and Bahamas.

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Top 10 Things to See & Do in Rwanda

The rolling beautiful hills, green vegetation, the Virunga volcanoes and warm/cold climate make Rwanda a best place to stay. The top 10 things to see and do in Rwanda include among others:

1. Trek mountain gorillas
As already said, mountain gorillas are the major tourism attraction in the land of a thousand hills. Each day, hundreds of travelers hike in the bamboo forest of volcanoes national park to interact with these majestic creatures. Rwanda has 10-habituated gorilla families each visited by eight travelers per day. Also, Rwanda has been recognized as a luxury gorilla safari destination due to its expensive gorilla permit cost. A single gorilla permit in Rwanda is 1500usd for an hour’s interaction but the experience is worth this penny. 10 % of the revenue foes to local communities adjacent to the park, which has helped to improve the standards of living for local people, hence support for tourism and conservation. Rwanda gorilla families are Agashya family, Bwenge family, Susa A family, Susa B family, Amahoro family, Hirwa family, Kwitonda family, Umubano family, Sabyinyo family and Titus family. Fortunately, gorilla treks in volcanoes national park has been a success since the time of Dian Fossey who sacrificed her life to save these critically endangered species. The country is a home to over 400 mountain gorillas and is a home to the highest number of mountain gorillas in the Virunga conservation area.

2. A walk in Nyungwe forest national park
A Rwanda safari without a walk through Nyungwe forest national park is undeniably incomplete. Nyungwe is the largest montane forest a home to the highest number of chimpanzees in Rwanda. The forest is blessed with over 1,000 plant species, over 320 bird species, 125 butterflies, and many more amphibians and reptiles. Nyungwe has a high concentration of mammals numbering to over 86 mammal and 13 primates, which include the majestic chimpanzees. Interestingly, chimpanzee trekking is a much cheaper costing 100usd-rewarding traveler with a life changing experience. Still in Nyungwe forest, travelers enjoy a canopy walk 6o meters above the ground which is an exceptional experience. Its only in Rwanda that travelers enjoy this aerial view of wild and other activities on their safari o east Africa.

3. Game viewing in Akagera national park
Not only is Rwanda blessed with mountain gorillas and chimpanzees but also a variety of animals in Akagera national park. This park is a home to the big five game (elephants, buffalos, rhinos, leopards and lions) which make your game viewing safari a wonderful experience. Interestingly, Akagera is Rwanda’s biggest national park, which spread over 1,085km2 in northeastern province o Rwanda. The park is named after river Akegra that flows through the heart of the park and the main source of water for animals especially in the rainy season. The short savannah grasses of Akagera national park reward travelers with great views of big five, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, hyenas, antelopes, warthogs, bush pigs, crocodiles, monkeys and baboons among other animals in the park.

4. Do city tour in Kigali
Kigali city is a gateway and starting point for all Rwanda tours. A city tour in Kigali is a must do for all travelers to Rwanda if the safari package is to be complete. Kigali is widely know and recognized as the cleanest and organized city in the whole of Africa. The clean streets, the fresh ambiance and several developments in the city center make you appreciate the big step Rwanda has taken despite the genocide that shuttered the country into pieces in 1994. Also, travelers on Kigali city tour visit several tourism points like the kigali genocide memorial center, presidential palace, Kigali convention center, shopping malls and markets which help them meet new people and learn more about Rwanda traditions and cultures. Also, visit Nyamirambo village a Centre for art and crafts and buy yourself a souvenir to take home after your Rwanda safari.

5. Mountain biking
Mountain biking is the act of riding though local villages, the uphill’s and plantations. Its one of the newly introduced tourism activities introduced in Rwanda to diversify tourism products in the land of a thousands hills. The whole biking cover 760 kilometers and 11 trails have been made simple, medium and difficult fit for all travelers of all physical fitness. Mountain biking is the best way to rediscover the hidden gem of Rwanda, which helps you to come in contact with local people which increase your understanding of Rwanda culture and traditions. Signposts identify biking trails and experienced guides have been trained by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to ensure your successful mountain biking experience.

6. King’s palace museum
Situated in Nyanza town, king’s palace was built in 1913 by King Mutara111 Rudahigwa. A tour to the kings place museum will certainly change your life. The enormous and traditional structure of this palace makes it more exceptional. The palace was quit in 1964 and was transformed as a national museum. The palace has a variety od art pieces such as drums, spears, backcloth, arrows and other symbols which symbolize kingship. Several documentaries and books are available to provide you with detailed information, which make it more enjoyable.

7. Red rocks Rwanda
After trekking mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, mountain biking and city tour in Kigali, visit the red rocks Rwanda for broad knowledge about Rwanda culture, traditions and norms. Red rocks Rwanda is situated in Nyakinama village in Musanze district in the northern province of Rwanda. Its here that you will be fully introduced to Rwanda’s culture through story telling, traditional dances by traditional people. Interestingly, travelers are allowed to take part in any of these traditional activities, which make them feel as part of the local community an experience they cannot forget. Conclusively therefore, a Rwanda safari is all you need to meet and exceed all your travel expectations. Book a safari to Rwanda, trek gorillas, see chimpanzees, enjoy a city tour in Kigali and bike across the hills of Kigali rewarding you with a memorable experience.

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Information about public transportation in Rwanda

Rwanda has good public transport facilities. A major airport in this region is Kigali International Airport. Here you book direct and indirect flights. The national airline is RwandAir. They fly to different destinations. You can also go there for a last-minute deal. On www.gov.rw you can find more information about: tourism, tax, laws and regulations and passport control.

Average hotel prices

Rwandan hotel prices depend on many factors. You can view the expected rates in the list below.

Hotel classCosts
Budget accommodation€39,00
Normal room€69,00
Exclusive accommodation€205,00
Weekend holiday€207,00
Supper (per person)€19,00
Basic rates for an hotel stay in Rwanda

Climate & Weather Forecasts July 2024

Rwanda is a beautiful country. The climate can best be described as a Temperate oceanic climate. The average temperature here is 19,4°C degrees. In winter it is a bit colder. It is then (on average) about 17,6 degrees Celsius °C. It is warmer in the summer period. Arround 20,7 degrees Celsius. In the widget below you will find the weather forecast for the next 7 days.


Nyungwe Forest National Park

This forested national park is located in the southwestern part of Rwanda and has some of the oldest tree species in east and central Africa. Nyungwe forest national park is most famous for chimpanzee tracking, birding and other primate tracking activities especially of the different monkeys. This thick tropical rainforest has a number of wild fruits, edible leaves that the major primates mainly eat and this explains why it has a number of primates.

Chimpanzees here live in groups of close relatives and usually move from part of the forest to another searching for fresh fruits and leaves. Chimpanzee tracking can be well experienced here because the forest has well developed trails that lead tourists to the middle and all corners of the jungle.

There is also a well developed canopy walk way that was built about 50 meters high and easily enable tourists explore the top canopy layers of the forest plus those wild life species that stay in the top forest layers. Tourists here can engage in various activities like chimpanzee tracking, monkey tracking, birding, nature walks and many others. Nyungwe forest national park is approximately 217 kilometers from Kigali and getting there can take about a 3 hours drive.


Akagera National Park

The Akagera wildlife park of Rwanda is the only savanna park in Rwanda located in the northeastern part of Rwanda towards the border with Tanzania. This national park has a diverse ecosystem that act as a home for a variety of wildlife species that include elephants, leopards, zebra, Rothschild giraffes, waterbucks, hippos, crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, birds like the shoebill stork, grey crowned cranes and the recently introduced lions. This national park offers savanna wildlife safaris to the tourists who engage in various tourists’ activities like game drives, sport fishing, birding, nature walks, community walks, boat trips on lake Ihema and many others.

This national park is among the revived ecosystems in Rwanda after being greatly affected by the Rwandese genocide back in 1994. Lions that got extinct from this national park were recently reintroduced there and the government plans to bring back rhinos as well. Akagera national park is located about 115 kilometers from Kigali that can take 2 hours and 30 minutes drive with great sightings of various beautiful landscapes en route.

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes national park rwanda, also called Parc National des Volcans located in northwestern Rwanda accessed in a 2 hours drive from Kigali. It’s the prime tourist attraction ecosystem with the rare mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas are endangered apes currently only living in 3 countries on earth (Rwanda, Uganda and democratic republic of Congo). Rwanda’s volcanoes national park is blessed to have half of the mountain gorilla populations in the Virunga area with 10 habituated mountain gorilla families that can be tracked by tourists. The 10 habituated mountain gorilla families are evenly distributed in the 3 major volcanic mountains in the national park (Karisimbi, Bisoke and Mikeno) and each mountain gorilla family can be tracked by a group of 8 tourists a day.

Tourists are strictly given just one hour to interact with these great apes because Mountain gorillas have about 95% DNA similar to humans and therefore very vulnerable to human diseases. Mountain gorilla safaris in volcanoes national park offer remarkable tourist experiences with sightings of other wildlife species that include birds, golden monkeys, butterflies and many others.

What is the best time to visit?

Rwanda has a very good climate and can be visited at any time of the year however all those interested in unique tourist experiences like mountain gorilla trekking should visit the country in the dry seasons from around December to February or from June to September because its during this time that hiking is usually very easy especially while moving through the muddy trails of the jungles. Those interested in chimpanzee tracking should however visit the country during the wet seasons around mid February to June or mid September to mid December because it’s when the chimpanzees are easily sighted as they feed freely in the forest. Visiting Nyungwe forest in the dry season for chimpanzee tracking can enable easy hiking but seeing the chimpanzees may not be guaranteed because during the dry season chimpanzees always go to the deeper parts of the forest looking for food. Generally, the climate and temperature of Rwanda is very cool. A days temperature usually goes up to about to 30 degrees.