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Fly to Rwanda

Rwanda is known for its gorillas, and a trip to see these amazing animals is certainly a great excuse to explore the rest of the country as well. Rwanda is a very stable and peaceful country, and probably also one of the cleanest in the world. You will have a hard time finding any piece of rubbish anywhere and all plastic bags are banned in this country too, so don’t bring them in please.

Rwanda is green and hilly and has several national parks to visit and excellent places to relax after your visit to the gorillas and other places on your tour of the area. It is also one of the most populated countries in the world and apart from the national parks, pretty much all of it is cultivated. And as this is a hilly country, it is often called ‘land of a thousand hills’, terraces are common everywhere.

Book your cheap flight to Rwanda with Tripindigo today, and visit this tiny, clean and beautiful country.

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Rwanda is a small country with several fascinating and interesting places to visit like:

  • Parc National des Volcans
  • Parc National de Nyungwe
  • Parc National de L’Akagera
  • Lake Kivu

Book your cheap flight to Kigali in Rwanda with Tripindigo, the best starting point for your holiday.

Short history of Rwanda

In recent history Rwanda was colonised first by the Germans and then by the Belgians, both of these colonial powers playing the ‘divide and conquer’ tactics and supporting the power in the hands of the minority of Tutsis.

Independence came after tribal tensions between the Hutus and the Tutsis in 1962 and the Hutus came to power. Tutsis were limited in their opportunities for education and work and more violence took place. Then in 1990 the RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) under Paul Kagame invaded Rwanda, and again in 1991. Thousands of Tutsis were killed by the Rwandan army as well as Hutus who were thought to collaborate with the Tutsis, and by 1993 they had nearly reached the capital Kigali.

On 6 April 1994, the plane carrying Habyarimana (president of Rwanda) and the president of Burundi was shot down while on the way to power sharing talks. This event started the 100 days of genocide in Rwanda where an estimated 1 million people lost their lives.

A lot has happened since, but Kagame has managed to unite the country in a remarkably short period of time. The country is safe and clean, the economy is growing, inflation is low and foreign investors are returning to Rwanda once again.

Umuganda

Traditionally the Rwandan people would call upon their friends and family to help them achieve something big or difficult. In modern day Rwanda Umuganda can best be described as community work.

Every Rwandan aged between 18 and 65 has to participate once a month, on the last Saturday of the month. The projects include infrastructure development and environmental protection. So people can be working on building a school together, a medical centre or a hydroelectric plant. But it also includes things like rehabilitating wetlands, protection against erosion and picking up all litter in the area.

 

Information for visitors

Useful Information

Rwanda’s main international airport is located in the capital Kigali (KGL).

  • Time zone: UTC / GMT +2
  • Currency: Rwandan Franc (RWf), divided into 100 cents
  • Driving: right-hand side of the road
  • Power Outlets: 220V-240V 50Hz. Plug types are ‘Type C, E, F and J (European)’

Country Tips

  • Respect local culture and customs
  • Do not exchange money with street sellers, forex bureaus usually offer the best rates of exchange. Larger notes will often attract a better exchange rate.
  • Make sure all your USD notes are series 2009 or newer and don’t have tears or ink markings on them.
  • Use internet cafes but safeguard sensitive data and information - don't transmit it.
  • It is advisable to hire a driver when hiring a car. Drivers are not expensive and the roads are excellent.