Do I need a visa to travel to Rwanda?
A valid passport with 6 months validity left and a one-month tourist visa (which can be purchased at the airport upon arrival for $30) are required to visit Rwanda.
Is tipping customary in Rwanda?
Tipping is not a cultural expecation in Rwanda, but tipping a guide $10+ for a great tour or leaving 10% on a bill at an upper end restaurant (if it's not already included) would be greatly appreciated. However, it is not required or expected.
What is internet access like in Rwanda?
Rwanda's internet access is growing, but our tours are not generally in the areas where you will find internet, especially in the safari camps. It is possible (though not guaranteed) that the nicer hotels and lodges might offer internet access.
Can I use my cell phone while in Rwanda?
In the more developed areas, you might be able to get a signal on your phone if you purchase a local SIM chip, but once you head towards the more remote parts of the country, it's improbable that you will get a signal.
Do I need power adapters?
Rwanda's 220-240v power requires a pllug adapter for Euro-style Schuko outlets and a transformer/ converter if you have 110v devices that cannot handle the 220-240v.
What are the toilets like in Rwanda?
You may encounter a squat toilet on a tour, but while you are at your lodging, you will have western style bowl toilets. Just make sure to throw any waste paper into the basket next to the toilet rather than in the bowl.
Can I drink the water in Rwanda?
You cannot drink the water in Rwanda, so it's important to stay hydrated with the bottled or filtered water that will be made available by your tour operator.
Are credit cards accepted in Rwanda? Will I be able to find ATMs?
Don't count on using your card at ATMs or businesses in Rwanda - take out enough cash at the ATM upon entry into the country at the airport for souvenirs and any tips you plan to leave. The rest of the expenses are included in your Adventure Life tour.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
Absolutely. Traveling with insurance can save you thousands of dollars, and we offer some great promotions via TravelGuard on our Once You're Booked