Before You Make The Move

Umuganda Day View

Umuganda Day

In Rwanda, there is a mandatory community service day from 8:00 am to 11:00 am on the last Saturday of every month called Umuganda. The word Umuganda can be translated as "coming together in common purpose to achieve an outcome."

Plastic bags are not authorised View

Plastic bags are not authorised

Single-use plastic bags are illegal in the entire country and will be confiscated upon arrival. Due to this effective ban and other factors, Rwanda was ranked #3 of the greenest destinations of the world in 2015 and you can clearly understand why when you arrive in Kigali - it is astonishingly clean by any standards.

Local Transport View

Local Transport

The roads are quite good in Rwanda and if you do not want to take a cab or walk in Kigali (they call Rwanda the land of thousand hills for a reason - and a number of these hills are quite steep), you can take a moto-taxi, riding on the back of a motorcycle. Has the advantage that during rush hour you can actually move...

Public Holidays View

Public Holidays

This is a list of public holidays in Rwanda. Rwanda observes fourteen regular public holidays.

Bring your camera View

Bring your camera

Rwanda is filled with absolutely stunning mountainous landscape that includes the volcanic Virunga range in the northwest sector - home to what is estimated to be a third of the world’s remaining 750 mountain gorillas, which you can visit and meet for yourself if you are interested in making the short hike up to their nesting pods.