Do I need a visa to travel to Rwanda?
The visa requirements to Rwanda vary depending on where you come from and where you are going. But most countries like Rwanda expect that you will have at least a valid passport for six 6 months upfront. For necessary/ suporting documents, the embassy will let you know, you can get more information about applying for a Rwanda Visa online here – www.migration.gov.rw
The visa to Rwanda costs approx US$60 payable on the border with the exception of USA, Germany, South Africa, Kenya, Great Britain, Sweden, Singapore, nationals where the visa is free of charge.
Are credit cards accepted widely in Rwanda?
Credit cards are usually accepted by large hotels and western-style restaurants but not by smaller vendors. Ensure you have adequate cash to cover purchases not able to be made on credit.
Can I use my mobile/cell phone while in Rwanda?
Mobile phone coverage is good around Rwanda’s larger towns, but less so in rural and mountainous areas. Ensure you have global roaming activated before setting off if you wish to use your mobile phone.
How’s the drive from Airport to Gorilla Park? How are the roads?
Driving in Rwanda is very tame, the road is pretty good road from Kigali to Ruhengheri and Ruhengeri to Kinigi, a few potholes but nothing much to trouble you. It is a mountainous road and the views are spectacular. Out of the towns there is not much traffic, mostly buses and lorries on Road.
How is accommodation in Rwanda?
The accommodation in Rwanda is perfect for the job and you will love the service. Booking is normally so easy on phone, the staff are friendly and the meals are reasonable to guarantee your satisfaction if looking for first class accommodation.
You can read more information about accommodation in Rwanda here – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g293828-Rwanda-Hotels.html
When is the best time to visit Rwanda?
We’re often asked ‘when is the best time to go to Rwanda?’, and the answer is usually complex. It will depend on many things including your interests, where you want to visit and why you’re traveling. One person’s best time is another’s worst!
However, Rwanda is just south of the equator; the climate and weather are acceptable all year through and makes it easy to visit Rwanda any time of the year.
What is the internet access like in Rwanda?
Internet access has recently improved in Rwanda. Travelers are able to access the internet in large cities like Kigali but expect limited to no access in regional and rural areas.
How is the security like in Kigali?
It is always confusing to think about security and safety in a city you have never been to in Africa! Kigali is a relatively very peaceful and secure but it is good for your own safety to keep alert. Most crimes around town are petty but don’t take so much risk alone – where possible always ask for help from your guide as he/she will be well versed with the security situation always.