Because of the high altitude of the country, Rwanda has a pleasant tropical highland climate, with a daily temperature range as great as 14°C (25°F). Temperature vary considerably from region to region because of the variations in altitude. The average daytime temperature is about 30°C except in the highlands where it is much cooler. There are four seasons; long rains from mid March to mid May, short rains from mid-October to mid-December; long dry period from mid-May to mid-October and short dry season from mid-December to mid-March. The north-east has more rainfall than other parts of the country.
For UK Nationals and Nationals of the following countries; Burundi Canada Democratic Republic of Congo Germany Hong Kong Kenya South Africa Sweden Uganda United States of America. there is no fee for a visa application and visas can be obtained at any major point of entry into the Republic of Rwanda at no cost.
However please always check with your nearest embassy for current visa requirements
Rwandan Embassies abroad
Official Currency: Rwanda Franc (FRw)=100 centimes.
Current Exchange Rate: Today's Exchange Rate
BANKING and FOREX: Bills older than the year 2000 are generally not accepted. $100 bills will fetch the best rate; bills under $20 are often not accepted. Credit cards are still not in general use and won't be very helpful except at the country's top hotels..
Air Rwanda runs domestic flights from Kigali to Gisenyi and Kamembe. There is a small departure tax charged for domestic flights.
Minibuses serve most of the main towns but road conditions are poor, and very pot-holed.
Driving is on the right hand side and an International Driving Licence is required. There are no international car hire firms in Rwanda but local establishments can be found in Kigali.
1st January New Year's Day
28th January Democracy Day
1st May Labour Day
21st May Kamarampaka Day
26th October Armed Force's Day
2nd November All Saint's Day
25th December Christmas Day
Variable holidays Easter Monday
Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used in Rwanda is: "Type C, E & F"