Popular Events in Rwanda

Kwita Izina

Welcome to the Kwita Izina Event, a captivating celebration of Rwanda’s commitment to conservation and the protection of its magnificent mountain gorillas.

This annual event, held amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of Volcanoes National Park, invites you to witness a unique cultural ceremony that honors the newest members of the gorilla family.

Kwita Izina, meaning “to give a name” in Kinyarwanda, symbolizes the deep connection between the Rwandan people and these gentle giants.

As each gorilla infant is bestowed with a carefully chosen name, it marks their official welcome into the world and highlights the crucial role they play in Rwanda’s extraordinary biodiversity.

Tour Du Rwanda

Welcome to Tour du Rwanda, an exhilarating cycling event that takes you on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes of Rwanda. Held annually, Tour du Rwanda showcases the country’s breathtaking beauty, rich culture, and the unwavering spirit of its people.

As professional cyclists from around the world gather to compete, they navigate a challenging course that winds through bustling cities, picturesque countryside, and scenic mountain passes. Beyond being a race, Tour du Rwanda represents the resilience and determination that define Rwanda’s remarkable story of transformation.

With each pedal stroke, the athletes inspire awe and admiration, symbolizing the nation’s progress and spirit of unity. As you follow the race, you’ll witness the vibrant communities, stunning wildlife, and vibrant culture that make Rwanda a truly unique destination.



Welcome to Umuganura, a vibrant celebration deeply rooted in the cultural heritage of Rwanda. This annual event pays homage to the country’s agricultural traditions and serves as a time of gratitude, reflection, and renewal.

Umuganura, meaning “first fruits” in Kinyarwanda, marks the harvest season and is a time when communities come together to honor their achievements and offer thanks for the abundance of the land. It is a joyous occasion filled with colorful rituals, traditional music, dance, and feasting.

As you join us in this festive gathering, you’ll have the opportunity to taste the flavors of Rwandan cuisine, experience the rhythms of traditional music, and witness captivating performances that showcase the rich cultural tapestry of the nation.

Umuganura is not just a celebration of agriculture; it is a celebration of community, unity, and the resilience of the Rwandan people.


Welcome to The BAL, the Basketball Africa League, an exhilarating sports competition that showcases the immense talent and passion for basketball in Africa.

Held annually in Rwanda, The BAL brings together top teams from across the continent, creating a platform for thrilling athletic performances and fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie among African nations.

With its inaugural season in 2021, The BAL has become a catalyst for the growth of basketball in Africa, offering players a stage to shine and fans an opportunity to witness high-stakes games filled with electrifying plays.

As you step into the arena, you’ll be immersed in the energy and excitement radiating from the enthusiastic crowds. Experience the sheer athleticism, skill, and sportsmanship on display as teams compete for glory, showcasing the immense talent that exists within the African basketball community.

Kigali Car Free Day

Welcome to Kigali Car Free Day, a remarkable initiative that transforms the bustling streets of Rwanda’s capital into vibrant pedestrian zones.

Every last Saturday of the month, Kigali Car Free Day encourages residents and visitors alike to leave their vehicles behind and embrace alternative modes of transportation, such as walking or cycling. It is a day when the city comes alive with a spirit of community, health, and sustainability.

As the streets fill with eager participants, you’ll find yourself immersed in a lively atmosphere filled with laughter, music, and the joyful sounds of people enjoying the freedom of car-free spaces.

It’s a chance to explore Kigali’s neighborhoods on foot, discover hidden gems, and engage with local businesses and street vendors.