Trip Planning FAQs
Crime rate is relatively low in this country due to its well-established culture and hospitable locals. In order to promote ecotourism, the government strives to keep the national parks especially safe for travelers so that mountain gorilla treks are quite regulated. Also, your driver guide from the reputable tour operator will accompany you all the way.
What should I wear when taking my Rwanda trip?
There is big temperature difference between daytime and evening in Rwanda. Generally, light clothing and sun protection are needed in the warm daytime, while comfortable sweater will be fine in the cool evening. During your trekking safaris in the Volcanoes or Nyungwe National Park, sturdier clothing, waterproof jacket, solid walking shoes, leather gloves as well as gaiters would be useful in the mountains. Besides, please take precautions against mosquitos and avoid wearing blue which attracts flies in the Akagera National Park.
Do I need any vaccinations for tours to Rwanda?
Yes, receiving a YELLOW FEVER vaccination at least 10 days beforehand is very imperative, and your official YELLOW FEVER vaccination certificate will be required upon your arrival at the yellow fever region of Africa. It is highly recommended for most travelers that they should take sensible precautions against MALARIA as well.
Can I interact with gorillas in Rwanda? Any safety problem?
Undoubtedly, the most popular tourist activity in Rwanda is gorilla trekking. With almost half of the world's wild gorilla population, the Volcanoes national park has a high concentration of endangered mountain gorillas. The park guides and trackers will lead you safely to visit the gorillas, and tell you on how to take pictures with them, observe the gorillas eating or react to their behavior properly, etc.
How is the internet situation in this country?
Rwanda is one of the top three African countries in terms of internet connectivity, as there is an excellent mobile phone network covering almost the entire country. Local SIM cards can be purchased easily everywhere, even in remote towns.