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Rwanda Travel Wiki

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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Rwanda

Rwanda has come a long way since the civil war and genocide of 1994 that devastated the country. Rwanda is called “the land of a thousand hills” and the country offers some spectacular nature and animal life. Rwanda is a landlocked country and it boarders four other countries, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and DR Congo.

Today Rwanda is considered to be a relatively stable country where it generally is safe and easy to travel around. Rwanda may be one of the smallest nations on the African continent, but it is filled with many large opportunities to go exploring. It is found within the Great Lakes region of Africa, with plenty of high elevations to explore, along with a savannah to the east that is perfect for viewing wildlife.

Music and dance have long been a way of life in Rwanda. Drums play an important role in the culture, inspiring traditional dances like the umushagiriro and the intore. A stay in this country is an invitation to go see the outdoors. At Volcanoes National Park, you’ll find a beautiful preserve with trekking opportunities that take you to native mountain gorillas. In the Virunga Mountains, you can plan a safari to see the wildlife of Africa. There are two additional national parks to explore as well.

Ancient rainforests, combined with touching memorials, add up to a wonderful experience. During your stay, be sure to try the brochettes, which are kebabs of goat, sometimes with fried plantains. Local buffets are common, and there is an international presence to the cuisine as well.

Then relax along the shores of Lake Kivu. Situated near the border, you’ll find plenty of inexpensive shops, nightlife opportunities, and local breweries offering you a chance to try something new. Be sure to try the ubuki, which is similar to mead, while exploring the various shops and bars.

Rwanda is a warm and welcoming country in the heart of Africa. Come see its beauty and you will find something amazing.

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Kigali, capital of Rwanda

Kigali Travel Wiki Travel to Kigali If you plan to visit Rwanda one day, then there’s a good chance that your journey will bring you to Kigali, its capital. Founded in 1907 during the German colonial period, the city became a capital in 1962 when Rwanda gained independence. You’ll find several memorials, remembrance centers, and museums in Kigali dedicated to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. More than 1 million Tutsi were killed that year, remembered by the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center. You will...

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Biggest City Rwanda

Facts about Rwanda, Biggest city What are the names of the largest cities in Rwanda, and how big are the cities by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

News from Rwanda

News from Rwanda - Stay updated ! Watch and listen to news resources from Rwanda. There are several ways, radio, tv, written and social media, to stay updated on what is happening right now in the country, find some selected news sources in the menu below. If you have found a news source you think is missing, you can read or write comments and ask questions in the disqus field below. Other recommended news:

Rwanda Holidays

Rwanda Public Holidays See the calendars for national Rwanda holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Rwanda holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Travel forum Rwanda

Rwanda travel forum Discuss Rwanda travel with other travellers. Looking for advice, answers and information from Travel Forum guides ? Post your travel questions. You can read and write questions and answers, and you can recommend travel advice and things to do and see in the disqus forum field below.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
2 JanuaryHoliday by Presidential Order
1 FebruaryHeroes Day
VariableGood Friday
VariableEaster Sunday
7 AprilGenocide Memorial Day
1 MayLabour Day
1 JulyIndependence Day
4 JulyLiberation Day
15 AugustAssumption
VariableUmuganura - National Harvest DayFirst Friday of August
VariableEid al-Fitr
VariableEid al-Adha
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberBoxing Day

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

7Cyangugu 63.883
8Kibuye 48.024