Cheap Flights to Rwanda

Cheap Flights to Rwanda

The Republic of Rwanda is a small country in Central Africa bordered by Tanzania, the Congo, Burundi, and Uganda. To visit Rwanda, Canadians will need to have a valid passport as well as a valid visa. When approved, tourist visas are valid for a 30-day stay in the country. With so much paperwork to take care of, let Skyscanner make your trip planning as easy as possible. Use the free Skyscanner Mobile App to find the cheapest flights, and even book hotels and car rentals, all on the go!

Best Time to Book a Flight to Rwanda

The temperatures in Rwanda stay more or less steady throughout the year, ranging from about 15°C to the mid-twenties. However, there are two distinct rainy seasons, first from February to May and then again from September to December. Most tourists opt to avoid the rain and visit in the summer, between June and August. Once your dates are chosen, set a Skyscanner Price Alert to keep an eye on flight prices. Skyscanner will send you notifications as the airfare costs rise and fall so you'll always book at the best rate.

Rwanda Airport and Airline Options

Though Rwanda has multiple airport options, most are currently non-operational. Kigali International Airport (KGL) is the country's major airport. The airport is also known as Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport and Kanombe International Airport. It is located in Rwanda's capital city, Kigali. The airport is served by the following seven airlines:

RwandAir offers the most flight destinations, stopping in African cities like Nairobi and Lagos, Asian cities like Dubai and Mumbai, and European cities like London and Brussels. There are currently no airlines offering direct flights from Kigali Airport to Canada.

Kamembe Airport (KME) is the only other airport option in Rwanda. This airport is located on the far west side of the country, about 240 km from Kigali. Despite being called an international airport, the only flight destination available from KME is Kigali Airport. RwandAir operates one flight per day between these two airports.

Arriving at the Airport

As Kigali International Airport handles the entire country's international flight travel, it is quite a large airport. It is also consistently mentioned as being one of the top ten airports in Africa. To get to your hotel, motorcycle taxis are one of the most popular modes of transportation in the country. It is also quite inexpensive, with a ride from the airport to the city center costing only a few Canadian dollars. Regular taxis are also available, though the fares will be much higher, at around $15 CAD. If you're looking for a more flexible option, you can also choose to rent a car from companies like Europcar.

What to See and Do in Rwanda

Learning about a country's history, no matter how tragic, is important if you really want to understand the country as a whole. Visiting the Kigali Genocide Museum in Kigali will be an emotional experience but a valuable one. Admission to the museum is free though you can also pay extra for a guided audio tour.

Rwanda is a beautiful country best showcased by visiting their national parks, like Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park. Hiking the trails through these parks will allow you to experience the native flora and see some incredible wildlife, like gorillas and golden monkeys.

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