Getting There – Rwanda
Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Rwanda due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.
Kigali International Airport (KGL) will most likely be your entry point into the country. It is about 10km/6mi from the capital, Kigali. Works on the planned Bugesera International Airport began in 2017, but it’s unclear when it might begin to receive flights.
Rwanda is very compact, and transportation within the country is usually done by vehicle. Alternatively, Akagera Aviation offers charter helicopter transfers to anywhere in the country.
In most cases, your local tour operator will collect you from the airport or hotel and will arrange further transportation as part of your safari package.
The only domestic flight is between Kigali and Kamembe Airport in Cyangugu at the southern end of Lake Kivu, run by Rwandair. This flight is rarely used by tourists.
Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Rwanda embassy to verify that the information below is current.