Money and costs
Dorm bed: US$17–20
Cheap meal: US$3–6
Moto-taxi ride: US$1
Double room in a hotel: US$40–70
Meal in a restaurant: US$10–15
Short taxi trip: US$3
Double room in a top-end hotel: US$150
Meal in a smart restaurant US$25
4WD hire per day US$170
Nearly all visitors require a visa for Rwanda, and as of January 2018 all nationalities can get one on arrival.
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Getting to Rwanda
The vast majority of travellers arrive in Rwanda by air at Kigali, but it’s also possible to enter Rwanda overland via Uganda, Tanzania and even the DRC. The border with Burundi is unsafe.
Getting around Rwanda
- Rwanda has a good road system, due mostly to its small size and a large dose of foreign assistance.
- The privately run buses and minibuses are more organised than elsewhere in East Africa, with regular, scheduled departures.
- Buy bus tickets at bus offices prior to travelling; every passenger is guaranteed a seat.
- Most towns are small enough to negotiate by foot, but both Kigali and Huye (Butare) sprawl over several steep hills – you’ll need to catch a minibus or a taxi to get around.
- Taxis are plentiful in Kigali although moto-taxis are cheaper and faster.
Good to know
Languages spoken: Kinyarwanda, English, French
Before You Go