Useful Information

What you need to know before your travel to Rwanda.


All African nationals are either visa exempt or get their visa on arrival

Rwanda, a member of the East African Community, allows citizens of all countries that are not visa-exempt to obtain a visa on a rival in addition they may also obtain an e-Visa online before departure. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least 6

Rwanda is the safest country in Africa

Credit cards

The official currency in Rwanda is Rwandan Franc However, the US dollar is widely accepted.

Permits gorilla trekking

The permits for Volcanoes National Parks hike and gorilla trekking can be bought either at the Tourism Headquarters in Kigali or the offices outside the national park

When Packing

Don't forget a windbreaker or a light raincoat, When tracking gorillas you will be in a rainforest, so it will more likely than no rain.


If you enjoy swimming, bring your swimming costume, the main hotels in Kigali all have swimming pools, swimming at Lake Kivu ( Karongi or Rubavu) follow the advice of the guide

A Torch

Should be recommended for every adventure destination and Rwanda is no exception Voltage: Voltage is 220

Drinking water

It is not advisable to drink water from tabs, you will be able to get bottled water wherever you go