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Travel to Rwanda, an enchanting country in Africa boasting natural beauty in abundance, from pristine lakes and tropical rainforests to exotic flora and volcanic peaks. Rwanda is associated with the critically endangered mountain gorilla… The Volcanos National Park in north western Rwanda is the world’s most popular mountain gorilla sanctuary; there are less than 700 of this species left in the world, and this incredible park allows you to catch a glimpse of them. 

Another amazing wildlife attraction in Rwanda is the Nyungwe National Park, a mountainous rainforest reserve nestled amidst tea plantations. This beautiful park offers adventures such as nature trails, the first tree top forest canopy walk in East Africa, bird watching, primate viewing, and chimpanzee tracking. Visit Rwanda with Brightsun Travel’s great value holiday packages, allowing you to plan an adventurous trip with once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters such as gorilla trekking in Rwanda. 

Once you’ve explored the wonderful nature and wildlife, you can make a start on some sightseeing to learn about the country’s cultural heritage on your Rwanda holiday. Kigali, the capital of Rwanda is a good place to start your exploration, home to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre - the final resting place of over 250,000 victims who lost their lives during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.  

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The Retreat

No 5, KN 29 St, Kigali, Rwanda

Room Only 6 Nights
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Top Destinations In Rwanda



Kigali, the colourful capital of Rwanda is must-visit travel hotspot that is transforming with its modernity; the city is often nicknamed as the Singapore of Africa with stunning architectural marvels and innovative tech. Kigali is situated in the heart of Rwanda, surrounded by beautiful green hills and valleys. The city is also home to plenty of bustling markets, fashion stores, art galleries, and dynamic night spots.  

Helpful Information About Rwanda   

Rwanda Currency: You’ll be spending Rwandan francs 

Language: The national language of Rwanda is Kinyarwanda, and other official languages include English, French, and Swahili  

Local Time in Rwanda: Two hours ahead of GMT. 

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 8hrs 40mins  

Tourist Information: Visit the official Rwanda tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around. 

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Rwanda, British citizens need a valid passport. A travel visa is also required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Rwanda.   

Other FAQs:

Q: Where is Rwanda?

A: Rwanda is located in Central Africa, neighbouring Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Q: Is Rwanda safe?

A: In Rwanda crime levels are relatively low, however there have been cases of theft, burglary, muggings, etc. in Kigali, therefore we advise that you take precautions, like taking care when walking in quiet areas or at night, arranging transport in advance, and avoid carrying valuables around. 

Q: What are the entry requirements for Rwanda?

A: As well as a valid passport, passengers will also require a visa to enter Rwanda. 30 day tourist visas are issued for free, and are available on arrival into the country, or passengers can opt to get their visa in advance via the Rwandan diplomatic mission. 

Q: When is the best time to visit Rwanda?

A: We would recommend visiting between June-September as this is the country’s long dry season, offering prime wildlife viewing conditions and pleasant weather for sightseeing. 

Top Things to do in Rwanda 

On your trip to Rwanda, the possibilities are endless. Kigali is where all of the action is at; you can climb the famous Mount Kigali and admire incredible views of the city, browse the bustling Kimironko Market for authentic souvenirs and other local items, and step back in time at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to witness photos, exhibitions, and recordings of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. 

Other must-visit attractions in Kigali include the Inema Arts Center which hosts weekly tours, concerts, and performances, the Rwanda Art Museum which is one of Rwanda’s national museums, the Question Coffee Café which allows you to immerse yourself into Rwanda’s fine coffee culture, and the Muslim Quarter, which is one of Kigali’s oldest neighbourhoods.  

Rwanda Weather 

Rwanda is located in proximity to the equator, however the country has a cooler climate than other neighbouring countries due to its mountainous landscapes and high altitude. Rwanda has rainy seasons from October-November and March-May and dry seasons from June-September and December-February. Temperatures vary between different locations; in Kigali, average daily temperatures sit at around 21 degrees Celsius.  

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