Rwanda visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Rwandan Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in Rwanda permits Nigerians to visit the country for a period of 30 days by applying for an e-visa.
  • Tourists can also obtain a visa on arrival at any airport or land border in Rwanda.
  • Prospective 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 stamping.
  • Citizens of Nigeria 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 to cater for their needs during their stay in Rwanda.
  • Travellers under the age of 18 must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Intending visitors can get to Rwanda from any international airport in Nigeria. There are international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
  • Ethiopian Airways and Kenya Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Nigeria to Rwanda.
  • The estimated flight time from Lagos to Kigali, Rwanda is 4 hours, 30 minutes and from Abuja, it is  7 hours, 35 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Christianity is the dominant religion in Rwanda, with Roman Catholics, Protestants and Seventh-day Adventist being the leading denominations. About 5% of the population are Sunni Muslims and 2% practice indigenous religions. 
  • Tourists can transport themselves in Rwanda through buses, taxis and car rentals. 
  • Kinyarwanda is the national and the spoken language in Rwanda. It is also one of the country’s official language alongside French, English, and Swahili. 
  • 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), which puts Nigeria one hour ahead in time.
  •  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 gorilla trekking in Rwanda safe?

Rwanda is safe, secure, stable, and a friendly country to visit. There are no security issues in their Gorilla Parks. Gorilla Tourism is a Chief Source of Income for Rwanda. Gorilla Permits pay for the conservation and preservation of the park for both the Gorillas and visitors.

What is Gorilla trekking?

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a wonderful experience, that allows you to get up close to these gentle giants of the jungle in their natural habitat.

Can you drink the water in Rwanda?

Unfortunately, no. Tourists are not advised to drink tap water during their time in Rwanda. Always ensure you drink bottled water, even when brushing your teeth (this is just a safety precaution). You must also make sure that the ice in your drinks is made from bottled or purified water.

What is the best time to travel to Rwanda?

From June to mid-September is the long dry season, which is generally the best time to visit Rwanda. October to November is a shorter rainy season and it's followed by a short dry season from December to February. During both of Rwanda's dry seasons, there is often light cloud cover.

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