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Visit the "Land of a thousand hills"

Rwanda is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” and is located in the Great Lakes region of central eastern Africa. A small, landlocked country (about the size of the state of Maryland) Rwanda’s grassy and rolling hills are home to abundant wildlife including the rare mountain gorilla, the country’s premier attraction. The notable geographic features of Rwanda include chains of volcanic mountains and deep lakes. Though widely known for the 1994 genocide, during which 800,000 people were killed, Rwanda has turned around significantly in recent years. In 2009, CNN went as far to call Rwanda “Africa’s biggest success story”; there is no better time to visit Rwanda than now.


Be in the know before you go


A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

Citizens of the US, Canada & UK are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Rwanda. We suggest to apply for the East Africa Tourist Visa (if you are traveling to Kenya or Uganda as well). In order to apply for this visa you must hold return or onward tickets, all documents required for your next destination and sufficient funds for maintenance during your stay & International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever (for East African countries). Please visit Rwanda Migration.

Yellow Fever: If you travel to a country at risk within 6 months before arrival to Rwanda, you are required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever. You may be denied entry if you fail to present it. For more information on Yellow Fever vaccinations, please visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention.

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