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Rwanda Travel Resources

Below are useful travel resources and facts our clients find helpful when planning their vacation travel and tours to Rwanda Africa and the surrounding areas. If you any other question about your planning your trip to Rwanda, please Contact Us at our Travel Office for assistance. We look forward to helping you experience all that Rwanda has to offer.

The New Rwanda flag was lifted for the first time on December 31, 2001, in hopes of promoting national unity, respect for work, heroism and self-assurance.

The three color stripes on the flag each have meaning. The blue represents happiness and peace. The yellow, symbolized economic development and the green, represents the hope of prosperity. At the same time also adopted a new national anthem, which also promotes national unity and peace. The sun with its 24 rays represents enlightenment.

Official Name: Republic of Rwanda
Capital City: Kigali
President: Paul Kagame
Prime Minister: Édouard Ngirente
Government: Republic, Unitary State, Parliamentary State system, Presidential system, Semi-presidential system.
Official Languages: Kinyarwanda, English, French, Kiswahili
Currency: Rwandan Franc
Land Area: 10,169 sq. miles or 26,338 sq. km. Rwanda is one of the smallest countries on the African continent, equivalent to the state of Maryland or half the size of Scotland.
Location: Rwanda is located on the heart of Africa landlocked by Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Uganda.
Altitude: The lowest point in Rwanda is 4000 feet (1,000 meters) above Sea level to the peak of,14,787 feet or 4507 meters about sea level, on Mt. Karisimbi.
Population: 13.78 million (2022) World Bank

Political Map of Rwanda Africa
Map showing Rwanda and surrounding countries with international borders, provinces, the national capital, province capitals, major cities, major roads, railroads and airports.

Download / View This PDF of Intore Expeditions Rwanda Tours recommended Books and Movies List to get excited about traveling to Rwanda Africa.

Rwanda Tours and Travel Association
https://www.rttarwanda.org/

Rwanda Tourism Board
https://visitrwandabookings.rdb.rw/rdbportal/web/rdb

Akagera Aviation
https://www.akageraaviation.com/

Center for Disease Control – CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/

Rwanda Development Board – RDB
https://rdb.rw/

United States Passport Information
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html


BOOKS
“Pettie Futé” French Language and Travel books
https://boutique.petitfute.com/rwanda-2023-2024.html

Bradt –
Rwanda with Eastern Congo
https://www.bradtguides.com/product/rwanda-8/

Uganda
https://www.bradtguides.com/product/uganda-9/

Kilimanjaro & Northern Tanzania
https://www.bradtguides.com/?s=Tanzania

Tanzania Safari Guide
https://www.bradtguides.com/product/tanzania-safari-guide-9/

This takes place once a month on the last Saturday of the month from 8AM – 11AM. At this time there is no driving allowed unless you are a tourist headed to one of the parks for a scheduled activity or on your way to participate in an Umuganda activity. All shops, banks, and businesses are closed during this time. If you need to be transferred during this time, we will take care that all details are in order.

Should you be interested in taking part in an Umuganda project we would be happy to find one that you can participate in with a local community. It can be quit rewarding. Contact Our Office to arrange this during your visit.

We hope you find this list of public holidays useful for your planning, especially those arriving for business in Rwanda. For any clarifying questions on how Holidays in Rwanda may impact your business trip Please Contact Our Office.

2024

New Year’s Day Jan 2
Heroes Day Feb 1
Good Friday March 29
Easter Monday April 1
Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day April 7
*Eid al-Fitr April 10
Labor Day May 1
*Eid al-Adha June16/17
Independence Day July 1
Liberation Day July 4
*Umuganura Aug 2
Feast of Assumption Aug 2
Christmas Eve Dec 24
Christmas Day Dec 25
Boxing Day Dec 26

(Listed dates are the government approved days of observation)

*Eid al-Fitr – The is the first of two major holidays and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
*Eid al-Adha – The Feast of Sacrifice- the second of the two main holidays.It honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of honoring God.
*Umuganura – This is a Rwanda Cultural festival where friends share the harvest.

We hope you find this list of public holidays useful for your planning, especially those arriving for business in Rwanda. For any clarifying questions on how Holidays in Rwanda may impact your business trip Please Contact Our Office.

2025

New Year’s Day Jan 1
Heroes Day Feb 3
Good Friday April 18
Easter Monday April 21
Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day April 7
*Eid al-Fitr March 31
Labor Day May 1
*Eid al-Adha June 7
Independence Day July 1
Liberation Day July 4
*Umuganura Aug 2
Feast of Assumption Aug 15
Christmas Eve Dec 24
Christmas Day Dec 25
Boxing Day Dec 26

(Listed dates are the government approved days of observation)

*Eid al-Fitr – The is the first of two major holidays and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
*Eid al-Adha – The Feast of Sacrifice- the second of the two main holidays.It honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of honoring God.
*Umuganura – This is a Rwanda Cultural festival where friends share the harvest.

We hope you find this list of public holidays useful for your planning, especially those arriving for business in Rwanda. For any clarifying questions on how Holidays in Rwanda may impact your business trip Please Contact Our Office.

2026

New Year’s Day Jan 2
Heroes Day Feb 2
Good Friday April 3
Easter Monday April 6
Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day April 7
*Eid al-Fitr March 20
Labor Day May 1
*Eid al-Adha May 27
Independence Day July 1
Liberation Day July 4
*Umuganura Aug 2
Feast of Assumption Aug 15
Christmas Eve Dec 24
Christmas Day Dec 25
Boxing Day Dec 26

(Listed dates are the government approved days of observation)

*Eid al-Fitr – The is the first of two major holidays and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
*Eid al-Adha – The Feast of Sacrifice- the second of the two main holidays.It honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of honoring God.
*Umuganura – This is a Rwanda Cultural festival where friends share the harvest.

We hope you find this list of public holidays useful for your planning, especially those arriving for business in Rwanda. For any clarifying questions on how Holidays in Rwanda may impact your business trip Please Contact Our Office.

2027

New Year’s Day Jan 4
Heroes Day Feb 1
Good Friday March 26
Easter Monday March 29
Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day April 7
*Eid al-Fitr March 10
Labor Day May 1
*Eid al-Adha May 17
Independence Day July 1
Liberation Day July 4
*Umuganura Aug 2
Feast of Assumption Aug 15
Christmas Eve Dec 24
Christmas Day Dec 25
Boxing Day Dec 26

(Listed dates are the government approved days of observation)

*Eid al-Fitr – The is the first of two major holidays and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
*Eid al-Adha – The Feast of Sacrifice- the second of the two main holidays.It honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of honoring God.
*Umuganura – This is a Rwanda Cultural festival where friends share the harvest.