It's been nearly two decades since the civil war and genocide of 1994 that devastated this tiny country, and it's come a long way, being now a member of the Commonwealth. It still has to deal with higher crime rates, and some political instability with outbreaks of violence. Expect a warm and friendly welcome to a beautiful country, as well as security advisories.


The equatorial climate is tempered by altitude Kigali 1500m significant rainfall during the rainy season September to December and March - end of May.