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Rwanda Country Quickfacts

  • Working in the field
  • Rice being harvested in fields
Area:  26,338 km²
Capital: Kigali
Country Code: 250
Country Population: 12,012,589
Credit Cards: Hotel Des Mille Collines, Kigali Intercontinental, Novotel Umubano and Kenya Airways accept internationally recognized credit cards.
Holders of American Express credit cards can withdraw money from BCDI headquarters.
Currency: Rwandan franc (RWF)
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 230/240 volts at 50Hz
Ethnic Groups:  84% Hutu
15% Tutsi
1% Twa
Location:  Central and east Africa. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Official Language(s): English, French, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda. French, English and Kinyarwanda are the official languages. French is widely spoken throughout the country. In most tourist centres, English is spoken.
Religion: 56.5% Roman-Catholic
26% Protestant
11.1% Seventh-day Adventist
4.6% Muslim
1.7% No religious affiliation
0.1% Traditional indigenous beliefs
Time Zone:

+2 GMT



Rwanda Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Rwanda.

Learn about the history and culture of Rwanda, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Rwanda's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Rwanda for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Rwanda tours today!


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