Rwanda is a small mountainous country in central Africa and is bordered to the north by Uganda, to the East by Tanzania, to the south by Burundi and to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country is divided by great peaks of up to 3000m (9842ft), which run across from north to south. Rwanda has good climate, vegetation, and it is no wonder that Rwanda is commonly referred to as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’. Rwanda’s tourism sector has rich and beautiful attractions. Among these are the Akagera and Nyungwe National parks, forests, various flora and fauna, and the famous Silverback Mountain Gorillas found in the Parc Nationale des Volcans or the Volcano National Park.
General information -RWANDA
CAPITAL CITY Kigali
AREA 26,340 km²
CURRENCY Rwandan Franc (Rwf)
LANGUAGES English, French, Kinyarwanda
TIME ZONES + 02:00 (GMT/UTC)
COUNTRY PHONE CODE +250
ELECTRICITY 240 V
TIPPING Not mandatory, service staffs can be tipped at own discretion
HEALTH International standard health care facilities. Yellow fever vaccinations required. Prophylactic drugs are recommended two weeks before travel.
NATIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS New Year's Day: 01.01.2013, Heroe's Day: 01.02.2013, Good Friday: 06.04.2013, Easter Monday: 09.04.2013, Genocide Memorial Day: 07.04.2013, Labour Day: 01.05.2013, Independence Day: 01.07.2013, Liberation Day: 04.07.2013, Assumption: 15.08.2013, Patriotism Day: 01.10.2013, Christmas Day: 25.12.2013, Boxing Day: 26.12.2013
CLIMATE Temperate, with two rainy seasons from February to April, and November to January. Long dry season from June to September.
CONTACT Private Safaris E.A. Ltd., New Safari House, Off New Mombasa/Malindi road. 85722, 80100 Mombasa, Kenya