Key Information

Time Zone Central African Time (CAT) – GMT +2 hours
Size 26,338 square kilometers
Population 11.46 million
Capital City Kigali
Major Economic Sectors Tourism, mining and agriculture
Local Currency Rwandan Franc
Foreign Currencies All major currencies are accepted
Local Languages Kinyarwanda
Official Language Kinyarwanda, English
President H.E. Paul KAGAME
Telephone Country Code +250 (telecommunications among the best in Africa)
ICT High speed 4G LTE wireless broadband
Climate Temperate all year round (24 – 27 degrees Celsius)

Key Facts

Rwanda is the natural choice for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) travel 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

Key Attractions

Kigali city hub is ideally positioned to allow delegates the opportunity to easily experience an incredible offering of pre and post-convention tours exploring Rwanda’s remarkable natural and cultural attractions.

The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, Rwanda boasts undulating green landscapes of hills, Africa’s largest protected rain forest, volcanoes, coffee and tea plantations. It is home to one third of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas, fourteen species of primates, one third of Africa’s bird species, three National Parks (one of which is a big game safari park), resorts and islands on the expansive Lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and the most friendly of people.

Rwanda has a rich culture that includes captivating music and dance, a growing contemporary art industry and wonderful crafts including pottery, basketry, painting, jewelry, woodcarving and metalwork. A window into Rwanda’s history is provided by the many memorial sites and museums preserved around the country. A number of Community Based Tourism experiences offer travelers the opportunity to experience the destination’s rich cultural life.

Rwanda's highlights:

  • Home to 1/3 of the world’s remaining endangered mountain gorilla population in Volcanoes National Park
  • 4,507 meters to the top of the highest volcano
  • + hectares of bamboo forest
  • 1,000+ hills
  • 700+ bird species and 7 Important Birding Areas
  • 151+ animal species
  • 14 species of primates including mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, golden monkey and more
  • Home to the 1 and only canopy walkway in East Africa – some 70 meters above the Nyungwe Forest floor
  • 227 kms of breathtaking Congo Nile Trail


  • Kigali Marriott Hotel
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali