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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

It is always worth checking on current security conditions before entering Rwanda. At the time of research, the country was very safe, but there is always the outside chance of problems spilling over from the DRC or Burundi. Urban Rwanda is now one of the safer places to be in Africa, but in Kigali, like any capital, take care at night.

Out in the countryside, do not walk along anything other than a well-used track; there might still be landmines around. The potential risk is highest anywhere near the borders with the DRC and Burundi.

There are a number of roadblocks along all main roads to ensure security, but foreigners are never hassled.