Safety & Security – Rwanda
Rwanda in our opinion is a safe country to visit. This is even more so if your visit is primarily an organized safari. As with many developing countries, theft and muggings are relatively common, but violent crime targeting tourists is rare. Kigali is among the safest cities in the region, although walking around with conspicuous valuables is still not recommended. An overnight stay at a reputable hotel or an organized visit to one of the many attractions in or around the city should pose no problems.
Two neighboring countries, DR Congo and Burundi, are quite volatile and some countries have issued warnings for areas within 10km of Rwanda’s border with these countries. This should not interfere with your safari.
As for all traveling abroad and in wildlife areas, we do advise these basic safety precautions:
Governments’ Travel Advice
Please use the links below for governments’ travel advice on Rwanda.