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Nyungwe National Park, Kigali
 

Practical info Kigali, Rwanda

Getting around the city

Taxis are available in town. Motorcycle taxis are a cheaper option for direct travel, but the high speeds are not for the faint of heart. The cheapest way to get around Kigali is by matatus, the ubiquitous minibus taxis, which stop at any point along set routes.

Time

GMT +2.

Electricity

Electrical current is 220-240 volts, 50Hz. European two-pin plugs are the most commonly used.

Currency

The official currency is the Rwanda Franc (RWF), which is divided into 100 centimes. The US Dollar is the hard currency of preference. Credit cards are only accepted at the major hotels and restaurants in Kigali.

Communication

The international dialling code for Rwanda is +250. There is an excellent cell phone network covering most of the country, and cell phones can be rented in Kigali. Internet cafes and computer centres are located in most major towns.

Emergency number

Emergencies: 112.

Visa and health information

Everything about visa and health information

Public holidays

Climate

Kigali International Airport

Getting to the city

There is no public transport to Kigali from the airport, but taxis are available.

Car rental

Car rentals are avaliable from the airport.

Airport taxi's

Taxis are available from the airport.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are small and within easy walking distance of one another.

Facilities

Facilities include currency exchange facilities, cafeterias, a business class lounge, duty-free shopping, a travel agency and a tourist help desk. Facilities for the disabled are available.

Parking

Parking is available at the airport.

Internet

There is free wifi available in the airport. Internet access is also available in the business class lounge.