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Some Travel tips for your rwanda visit

Rwanda island locked country in Central Africa also known as Le Pays des Mille Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills) thanks to the endless mountains in this scenically stunning little country. Nowhere are the mountains more majestic than the Virunga volcanoes in the northwest and hidden among the bamboo forests are some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas.


Top things to do on your Rwanda Visit

  • Gorilla Tracking

    Track the Mountain Gorillas – the experience of a lifetime and the 1 reason most visitors journey to Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills. There is nothing like it – that one hour with the Mountain Gorillas in the shadow of the Virunga Volcanoes is simply the most amazing experience and well worth the effort involved.

  • Kigali City:

    Kigali is considered one of the cleanest cities in Africa. It is also is ranked as the second easiest place to do business in Africa by the World Bank and has been awarded for its leadership in tourism and economic competitiveness by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Economic Forum respectively.

  • Cultural Visits:

    Warm and friendly, Rwandans are also respectful to the visitors they come across. They celebrate and openly share their culture whether through traditional dance, unique architecture or works of art. Rwanda is a country that definitely makes visitors feel right at home.


Your Rwandan Travel Checklist

Vaccines & Personal Health

  • Prescription drugs
  • Malaria pills (if necessary)
  • Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Aspirin
  • Band-aids/plasters
  • Disinfectant, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment
  • Throat lozenges
  • Vitamins
  • Antihistamines
  • Melatonin, Acetazolamide, or other sleep aid
  • Gauze bandages and tape
  • Diarrhea medicine (Imodium AD or similar)
  • Ace bandage
  • Mosquito repellant cream

Clothing & Footwear

  • Short sleeve shirts & T-shirts
  • A pair of long shorts (put on long pants for gorilla trekking)
  • Light weight fleece for cooler mornings
  • Sturdy runners or rubber boots
  • A pocket calculator for bargaining

Traveling Documents

  • Valid Passport to unto 6 months, required visas
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Travel insurance to Africa is very necessary
  • Have money on you, a money belt that hangs around your waist or neck is recommended
  • Travel guides and maps of the country you are visiting


  • Necessary vaccination documents, medical history if you have any medical issues
  • Make copies of your passport and keep them in your luggage box
  • Your confirmed Itinerary, details of your travel company

Do not Forget

  • Sunglasses & sun lotion
  • Binoculars
  • Camera – with no flash light for gorilla trekking
  • Flash light or head lump
  • Electricity adaptor 240 V
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Safari journal and a note book
  • Wet Wipes and hand sanitizer or antibacterial soap


Are you ready for your next Rwandan adventure? Get the latest information on the best time to travel, your document checklist.