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Rwanda Culture

  • Tribal Dancers of the Batwa Tribe
  • Mayange

Social Conventions

When visiting Rwanda, handshaking is the most common form of greeting. It is unlikely that visitors will see litter in the streets and as such, littering is very unacceptable. The government of Rwanda also discourages begging and requests that visitors not give money to children who ask. (Programmes have been established to help with this issue). People tend not to smoke or eat in the street as this is considered rude.



French, English and Kinyarwanda are the official languages of Rwanda. English is spoken in most tourist areas, while Kiswahili is used for business.



Just over half of the population of Rwanda are Roman Catholic. Protestantism, Adventist and Islam are also represented while parts of the population still follow traditional indigenous beliefs.



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!


Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Rwanda or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours



Book your Rwanda tour with Goway! 

AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Rwanda tours and experiences. Choose from a locally escorted tour, a gorilla encounter safaris, or one of our active and adventurous tours and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Rwanda.

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