Rwanda Travel Advice: When to go to Rwanda.

Get the best Rwanda Travel Advice from Go Self Drive Rwanda. Rwanda is a completely immense continent with safari and great ape encounter opportunities available across thousands of miles, so the best time to travel in Rwanda is all year round, depending on your specific destination.  It’s best to travel in the dry season since safari destinations are in regions with not very good roads that may be slippery in the rainy seasons. However, the rainy season, which is also the low season gives you a totally different experience on its own. Cool-weather, clear air, and have the most incredible discounts on self-drive car hire and gorilla tracking permits.

Visas and Vaccines.

Of course, you’ll need a passport to travel to Rwanda, you will need a visa too; the visa can be obtained from here at the airport or obtained in your home country. Apply for a visa at least two months before your departure date. For a self-drive in Rwanda, an international driving license is also needed for you to access the roads. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required when issuing you the visa.

Car Rental Travel Advice: Accommodation and roads.

Our well pre–arranged self-drive trips give you the freedom of a road trip without the frustrating uncertainties, like getting lost or spending precious time trying to find a place to sleep each night. There are many lodges almost everywhere around the country even in the designated game parks that offer a wide range of prices. From budget, mid-range, and high-end accommodations. Whichever your choice will be. Our well-selected lodges under the pre-arranged tour packages give you the true essence of adventure.

Medications for Travel.

Find a doctor who specializes in travel health care and tell him or her about your Rwandan travel plans, you’ll need to get certain immunization before heading to, Rwanda like yellow fever which is compulsory. Malaria is common here, but there is no vaccine for the disease. You can protect yourself from malaria by taking an anti-malaria treatment or avoiding mosquitoes or using a mosquito-repellent spray and mosquito nets. Other vaccinations you may need include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and typhoid.

Staying Safe.

you may imagine hungry crocodiles or parks of tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. It is much safer to follow the guidelines of the park rangers on when and what to do while there. To be on the safe side. Most danger zones are marked with signs.

Staying Healthy.

Safaris can be physically strenuous and mentally taxing. Travelers to Rwanda are not at risk for dehydration while on safari because it’s not too hot, your body may not be accustomed to the hot sun and dry air of the bush and you may not even realize that you’re becoming dehydrated. Drink lots of water and make sure it is bottled and not tap water.


Since you will be in a remote location and will probably be spending a significant amount of money on a safari; travel insurance is virtually a necessity on a Rwandan safari. Though, not compulsory. Be sure to look for emergency medical coverage and financial protection when booking your policy.

Rwanda Car rental & travel advice-Tipping culture.

Tipping in  Rwanda is not standard practice at local hotels and restaurants, however, if you decide to, it will always be much appreciated. It’s normal to tip 5-10% at tourist-oriented restaurants. Guides and drivers should always be tipped.

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