Rwanda visa requirements for Cameroonians

Travel and visa requirements

Rwandan Visa is not required for Cameroonians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Cameroon citizens looking to travelling to Rwanda are granted visas on arrival for a stay up to 30 days at the port of entry.
  • Citizens of Cameroon also have the option to apply for an electronic visa for the same duration of stay as the visa on arrival.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival into Rwanda. The passport should have at least a blank page for visa stamps.
  • Cameroon nationals travelling to Rwanda must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Rwanda. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the country.
  • The import and export of local currency are limited to RWF5000. Although the import and export of foreign currency are unlimited, it must be declared upon arrival and exchanged within 8 days.
  • Tourists are required to provide proof of enough funds through a recent bank statement to cater for their needs during their stay in Rwanda.
  • Travellers under the age of 18 must show travel authorisation from their parents or guardians.
  • The estimated flight time from Yaounde, Cameroon to Kigali, Rwanda is 3 hours, 11 minutes.
  • Christianity is the dominant religion in Rwanda with Roman Catholics, Protestants and Seventh-day Adventists being the leading denominations. About 5% of the population are Sunni Muslims while 2% practice indigenous religions.
  • Kinyarwanda is the most widely spoken language in Rwanda and also one of the country’s official language alongside French, English and Swahili.
  • The Rwandan Franc is the official currency used in Rwanda. However, the US dollar can also be used for transaction purposes. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Tourists can transport themselves in Rwanda through buses, taxis and car rentals.
  • Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate. From June to mid-September is the long dry season which is generally the best time to visit, from October to November is the rainy season and the short dry season from December to February.
  • Brochettes, Mandazi and Ugali are some foods tourists can try during their stay in Rwanda.
  • Tourists in Rwanda can budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses.
  • The power and socket plug used in Rwanda are of Type C and J. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Rwanda uses Central Africa Time (GMT+2) hence, Rwanda is 1 hour ahead of Cameroon.
  • Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Rwanda?

Rwanda is actually one of the safest countries in East Africa to travel to today. Serious crime or hostility aimed specifically at travellers is very rare, and there is no more to worry about here than in most other countries.

What is Rwanda best known for?

The Rwandan cuisine is famous all over East Africa and wide-ranging in taste, flavour and variety with its signature East African dish as Ugali and vegetables not excluding “Agatogo” with Collard Greens, Isombe, Green masala fish, and others.


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What is the climatic status of Rwanda?

Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate with lower temperatures than are typical for equatorial countries due to its high elevation. 

What is the best time to visit Rwanda?

The long dry season from June to mid-September is generally the best time to visit if you have the choice. October to November is a shorter rainy season and it is followed by a short dry season from December to February.

What is the main religion in Rwanda?

56.9% of Rwanda's population is Roman Catholic, 26 % is Protestant, 11.1% is Seventh-day Adventist, 4.6% is Muslim (mainly Sunni), 1.7% lay claim to no religious affiliation.

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