Rwanda is a landlocked country in Central Africa; also known as “the land of a thousand hills”.
Rwanda has five volcanoes, 23 lakes and numerous rivers, some forming the source of the River Nile.
The country lies 75 miles south of the Equator in the Tropic of Capricorn, 880miles “as the crow flies” west of the Indian Ocean and 1,250 miles east of the Atlantic Ocean – literally at the heart of Africa.
Rwanda is bordered by Uganda to the North,Tanzania to the East, Burundi to the South and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West.
Rwanda is an ideal all-year round tourism and MICE destination based on:
Superlative infrastructure and telecommunications capabilities
Easy air access and a streamlined visa process
High levels of safety and little traffic congestion
An exceptionally clean country
An array of iconic tourism attractions in close proximity
Time Zone: Central African Time (CAT) – GMT +2 hours
Size: 26,338 square kilometers
Population: 11.46 million
Capital City: Kigali
Local Currency: Rwandan Franc
Foreign Currencies: All major currencies are accepted
Official Languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English and Kiswahili
President: H.E. Paul KAGAME
Telephone Country Code: +250
ICT: High speed 4G LTE wireless broadband
Climate: Temperate all year round (24 – 27 degrees Celsius)
Major Economic Sectors: Tourism, mining and agriculture