About Rwanda

About Rwanda

Rwanda is a landlocked country situated in Central Africa, bordered to the North by Uganda , to the East by Tanzania , by Burundi to the South and by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West.

Geography

Area: 26,338 sq. km

Cities: Capital – Kigali (est. pop. 1,000,000).

Terrain: mostly grassy uplands and hills; relief is mountainous with altitude declining from west to east.

Climate: Rwanda has a temperate climate with two rainy seasons (February to April and November to January), mild in the mountains

Getting there

Kigali :
 Main gateway through Kigali International Airport served by 7 international airlines
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Money

The unit of currency is the Rwanda franc. The US dollar is the hard currency of preference. It may be impossible to exchange traveler’s cheques away from the capital. Credit cards are accepted.