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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. Rental vehicles are available, but not recommended for first time visitors as the roads around the country are in poor condition. Coach companies are available from Kigali for certain locations throughout Rwanda.


GMT +2.


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


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.


The international dialling code for Rwanda is +250. Prepaid local SIM cards can be purchased as a cheaper alternative to using international roaming. Free wifi is available at most upscale hotels and there are some internet cafes in Kigali.

Emergency number

Fire Department: 111, Police: 999, Ambulance in Kigali: 912

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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 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 is available at the airport.


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