Traveller Tips

Which currency do i need when travelling Rwanda?

The Rwandan franc ( FRW, and possibly RF o RWF) is the Rwandan currency. It is subdivided into 100 centimes.  You can exchange money in the several exchange bureaus in Kigali city, right from the airport. However, it is advisable to exchange foreign currency outside Kigali city.

Electrical tips for rwanda travellers

In Rwanda, the electrical sockets (outlets) used are the “Type C” Europlug and the “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko. Often times we advise our guests to travel with plug adapters since many of our guests to Rwanda end up crossing to Uganda as well where the sockets are also different.

The majority of visitors enjoy a safe and pleasant trip. However, you still need to be wary and take care of your person.

  • Do not walk alone on streets, particularly after dark
  • Walk only in well-lit areas and avoid obscure alleys
  • Do not invite attention by carrying cameras or wearing exposed jewellery or watches
  • Store valuables in a safe place, you should not leave valuables unattended in your hotel rooms or in public places
  • In the unlikely event you are in a threatening situation, do not try and be a hero, as your assailant may be armed. Give them what they want and try to remain calm.

Take copies of your passport and leave one with a family member or friend and carry one with you whilst travelling in case of loss or theft.