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Travel to Rwanda

Flying to Rwanda

Kenya Airways (www.kenya-airways.com) have flights to Rwanda via Nairobi, KLM (www.klm.com) flies via Amsterdam, Brussels Airlines (www.brusselsairlines.com) flies via Brussels and Ethiopian Airlines (www.ethiopianairlines.com) flies via Addis Ababa. The national carrier is RwandAir (www.rwandair.com), which flies to the major capitals in the region.

Airport Guides

Kigali International Airport

Code

KGL

Location

The airport, 12km (7.5 miles) east of Kigali (journey time - 25 minutes).

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Flight times

From London - 11 hours (including stopover); New York - 17 hours 30 minutes (including stopover).

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Rwanda by Rail

Driving to Rwanda

Rwanda shares its borders with Uganda to the north, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the east, Burundi to the south and Tanzania to the west. There are roads from all four countries, although the best route is considered to be through Uganda. Although the route into Rwanda from Goma is considered safe, the DRC is still best avoided due to internal conflicts.

If you are driving your own vehicle you need to buy a an entry permit and insurance at the border. Jaguar Executive Coaches (tel: +256 782 811 128, in Uganda) runs regular services to Kampala, while Yahoo Car Express (tel: +250 0830 5334) has services to Bujumbura. Travelling to Tanzania is a little more tricky as there are few major towns on the northeastern side of the country.

Getting to Rwanda by boat