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Rwanda's capital city of Kigali is spread out over a number of hills in the centre of the country.  Although it has been through a turbulent past with the genocide in 1994 it has been transformed into a beautiful and interesting capital city.  The streets are bustling with life and are amazingly clean compared to other capital cities on the African continent. 

Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial is a must for all visitors to Rwanda which was fully opened in April 2004. Situated in Gisozi it has become the  burial site of over 250,000 people of the one million plus people that were killed in the three months of genocide. It serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives and also as an educational centre. The markets where you will be able to find local handicrafts should not be missed.

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Kigali via Nairobi

Flying time

10 hours 10 minutes

Time difference

GMT +2 hours


Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

July - September, December - January


The driest months in Rwanda are between July and September and from December to January. The rains tend to fall between April and May and then again from October to November. However, trekking for gorillas involves entering the rainforests so you need to be prepared to get wet and muddy most of the year.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Rwanda

Nights: 8 | from £6,995pp

Compact Rwanda delivers a mighty punch. This is one of the only places in the world in which you can experience intimate encounters with wild mountain... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Gorilla Tracking from Nairobi

Nights: 3 | from £4,240pp

A chance to witness mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Rwanda on this exciting 3 night trip with expert trained guides on-hand. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

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Kigali Serena Hotel

Rwanda's Kigali Serena Hotel is located on a charismatic boulevard in central Kigali, Rwanda's capital. The hotel's 148 rooms suit different needs including... Find out more

Price guide: Save | Spend | Splurge

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