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12h 50m

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5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Rwanda from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £280 (Manchester to Kigali Intl).
The best return flight price to Rwanda from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £423 (Birmingham to Kigali Intl).
The fastest flight to Rwanda from United Kingdom takes 12h 50m (Manchester to Kigali Intl).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to Rwanda, including Lufthansa, SWISS and Turkish Airlines.

Popular cities and sights

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The best prices found on momondo for flights to Rwanda are:
£132 per person with Kenya Airways
£134 per person with RwandAir
£151 per person with Ethiopian Air

The average flight duration from United Kingdom to Rwanda depends on which airport you fly into and out of. Flying from London Heathrow to Kigali Intl is 11h 05m on average, while flying from Manchester to Kigali Intl is 21h 25m on average. Kigali Intl is the most popular airport in Rwanda.

The cost to fly to Rwanda varies based on a variety of factors, but you can expect to find prices as low as £163 or as high as £4,122. Based on recent airfare data, we’ve found that a ticket to Rwanda for £1,025 or less is a good deal, whereas £1,098 is the average cost.

Recent flights found to popular cities in Rwanda

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Cheapest flight routes to Rwanda

These routes have the cheapest flights to Rwanda found by momondo users in United Kingdom
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
LondonKigali11h 05m£441
BirminghamKigali24h 10m£478
ManchesterKigali21h 25m£495
BristolKigali29h 10m£676
LondonCyangugu24h 00m£1,155
SouthamptonKigali37h 10m£1,936

Best things to do and see in Rwanda

Rwanda is home to a number of traditional festivities and unique events, celebrating their culture with song and dance and spreading joy in the local communities. The Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony is perhaps one of the most special celebrations of Rwanda. The birth of each newborn child is a big community occasion in Rwanda, and this tradition is extended to the gorillas. Baby gorillas are introduced, formally named and celebrated in a ceremony with music, dancing, and with talks on conservation. Kwita Izina takes place annually in Kinigi, but at varying dates, so check online before booking your Rwanda flight deals. Assumption Day, a Catholic celebration of Mary’s ascension to heaven, takes place every year on the 15th of August. The majority of Rwanda is Christian, so expect to see big feasts, dancing, and music in local communities. Kigali UP is Rwanda’s premiere music festival, inviting reggae, blues, hip-hop, and pop musicians from Rwanda, Africa and the world. Look for flights to Rwanda during the summer if you wish to attend this international festival.

The cuisine of Rwanda is simple, based on local staple foods produced by traditional agriculture such as sweet potatoes, plantains, beans, maize and legumes. Meat is uncommon, while fish can be found in areas close to lakes. Ugali, common across East Africa, is a porridge-like paste of maize with milk or water. It is accompanied by vegetables and stews and a component of most other dishes. Isombe is another paste made of boiled and pounded cassava leaves this time. Other vegetables can be incorporated, such as onion, leek, eggplant, tomatoes, and isombe can even be added to fish. Igisafuria means ‘pot’ in the native language and is also the name of a dish where all the ingredients are cooked together in a single pot. The ingredients can be as varied as chicken, tomatoes, onions, celery or even bananas, as many variations exist.

While it isn’t the sole reason to visit Rwanda, its mountain gorillas are definitely at the top of most people’s lists when it comes to attractions. Volcanoes National Park is the place to meet the magnificent animals who share 99% of our DNA. Tours are available with guides who can take you through bamboo forests, meadows, and swamps to observe mountain gorillas eating and interacting with each other. The other star animals are chimpanzees, who live in Nyungwe National Park, and lions, elephants, and giraffes which can be seen on a safari in Akagera National Park. If you fancy relaxing at a lake, you are spoilt for choice between the twin lakes of Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, which boasts views of volcanoes. You can also go to Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest lake, which is dotted with islands and beaches, resorts, and spectacular vistas, offering plenty of opportunities for kayaking, hiking, or cycling. Nyanza is the first permanent royal capital of Rwanda and stayed that way from 1899 to 1962. The King’s Palace Museum in Nyanza features a reconstruction of the traditional royal residence, built with thatch and shaped like a beehive, as well as sacred cows of the enormously horned Ankole cattle.

British nationals will need a visa to enter Rwanda, but a 30-day tourist visa is free and available on arrival or online in advance. You must show a passport that is valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Rwanda. It must also have blank pages for entry stamps.

Popular routes landing in Rwanda

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London to Kigali Flights
Fastest flight time11h 05m
Cheapest price£441
Manchester to Kigali Flights
Fastest flight time21h 25m
Cheapest price£495
Birmingham to Kigali Flights
Fastest flight time24h 10m
Cheapest price£478
Bristol to Kigali Flights
Fastest flight time29h 10m
Cheapest price£676
London to Cyangugu Flights
Fastest flight time24h 00m
Cheapest price£1,155

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