Rwanda is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 4 countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Uganda) that Rwanda shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Rwandi, English and French. Traveling across Rwanda if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Rwanda was ranked 109th out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Rwanda is Rwandan franc (RWF). The franc (FRw, RF, R₣) is subdivided into 100 centime.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1352.68 RWF and 1 USD is worth 1244.06 RWF.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Rwanda is 47.85 Mbps and mobile is 40.34 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Rwanda.4.18 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Rwanda, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in Rwanda. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
What hotel chains are present in Rwanda?
There are Mariott hotels in Kigali.
There are no Hilton hotels in Rwanda.
There are no IHG hotels in Rwanda.
What fast food chains are present in Rwanda?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Rwanda.
The KFC chain operates in Rwanda.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Rwanda.
What is the weather like in Kigali?
Weather data for Kigali (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Rwanda.
Emergency phones in Rwanda
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.