Welcome to Rwanda

Rwanda is popularly known as ‘the land of a thousand hills. The landscapes in this green country are truly incredible. Fortunate people who have had the chance to visit Rwanda have remarked on the physical beauty of the country. From East to West and North to South, you get to discover one of God’s best creations.

Rwanda boasts a wide variety of wildlife. The Volcanoes National Park, in northern Rwanda, is home to the world’s largest number of endangered mountain gorillas. Numbering in the hundreds, the gorillas live in a protected area, free from poachers. The Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda is crowded with wildlife both large and small. Lake Kivu also offers beautiful beaches, jutting peninsulas and an archipelago of beautiful islands.

Rwanda, in a nutshell, is a nature lover’s paradise. It is also one of the friendliest countries. A warm welcome is complemented by comfortable facilities, fine food and a rich cultural heritage.

Climate

A combination of tropical location and high altitude ensures that most of Rwanda has a temperate year-round climate. Temperatures rarely stray above 30 degrees Celsius by day or below 15 degrees Celsius at night throughout the year. The exceptions are the chilly upper slopes of the Virunga Mountains and the hot low-lying Tanzania border area protected in Akagera National Park.

Visa information

At the time of writing, Foreign Passport holders are required to pre-register for an entry visa for Rwanda prior to arrival. The visa is then paid for on arrival in Kigali.
Single Entry Visa: USD $60 per person on a Foreign Passport (subject to change).

Applications are available online with an “entry facility application” on the Rwandan immigration authority’s website – www.migration.gov.rw – under the topic “Public service”, click on “entry facility. The form that appears should be completed with the basic details of name, passport number, arrival date and port of arrival and you then submit it over the net. Remember to print a copy in case your copy is not at the visa counter when you arrive.