Visa and entry requirements Rwanda:
German citizens need a visa to enter Rwanda. A one-time visa may be requested for a maximum stay of 30 days at the airport.
Visa cost: 30, - USD
Information from the Foreign Office on her Rwandan trip:
Rwanda or Rwanda is a land locked country in East Africa and with about 13,5 million inhabitants the most densely populated country in Africa. The state is bordered to the west by the DRC, to the south by Burundi, to the east by Tanzania and to the north by Uganda. The four official languages of the country are English, French, Kinyarwanda and Swahili and the official currency is the Rwandan franc, where 1, - Euro is about 1.037, - RWF.
The country's largest cities include Kigali, Gisenyi, Ruhengeri, Cyangugu, Gitarama, Butare, Nyanza, Bugarama, Byumba, Kibuye and Kayonza.
Rwanda was a German colony until the year 1916, then a Belgian mandate area, before it gained independence from 1962. Due to its hilly landscape throughout the national territory, Rwanda is also called "the land of a thousand hills". The majority of the land area is a highland with over 1.500 meters height. The largest state survey is the volcanic mountain Karisimbi with its 4.507 meters. The Rwanda highlands are considered to be the source of the White Nile and Congo, two major African rivers.
In Rwanda there are three national parks, such as the Volcano National Park, the Nyungwe Forest and the Akagera National Park. The high mountains of Rwanda are characterized by a unique flora and fauna. Among the native species include the rare mountain gorilla, monkeys, antelopes, zebras, giraffes, water buffalo, topis, impala, elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles and countless bird species.
Rwanda was once one of the poorest countries in Africa because of its high population density and the constant fighting between the ethnic groups Hutu and Tutsi. About two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line, even partially in absolute poverty.
Rwanda has made significant economic progress in recent years. Agriculture and services make up the largest share of the domestic economy, with around 42% each, while industry and exports account for the rest. However, the Bralirwa brand, a brewery and soft drink producer, makes up the majority of its exports. Coffee, tea and tin ore are other export products.
Tourism in Rwanda is not as pronounced as it is, especially with money-hungry tourists visiting the famous mountain gorillas and national parks.
The capital and largest city of Rwanda is Kigali with around 1,35 million inhabitants. Kigali is located inland in about 1.600 meters altitude, just south of the equator. The city of Kigali has been regarded for years as the cleanest capital of the African continent.
Major attractions include the Parliament, Kigali Art Center, Nyabugogo Market, Natural History Museum, Ivuka Art Gallery, Amahoro Stadium, Presidential Palace Museum, Art Museum, Camp Kigali Memorial, Muslim Quarter, Nyamata Church, the Ntarama Church, the Inema Art Center as well as the Genocide Memorial.
In December 2015 I toured Kigali in Rwanda for two days. The city captivates everywhere by its extreme cleanliness and one may hardly believe in Africa. The hilly landscape and well maintained roads make every drive very exciting and enjoyable. Although there is not much to see in Kigali, the scenery, the rare mountain gorillas and the good price level make Rwanda a worthwhile destination.