Are you travelling to Rwanda soon? Please read our travel advice and prepare your trip well. We recommend vaccinations for Rwanda. These are not mandatory, unless you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which specific vaccinations you require for your trip to Rwanda is dependant on the places you will visit and the duration of your stay in the land of a thousand hills.
The Republic of Rwanda is located in Eastern Africa and has borders with the Congo, Tanzania, Uganda and other countries. Rwanda lies at a high altitude giving the country a tropical climate with slightly lower temperatures. During the day, temperatures usually range between 20 and 27 degrees centigrade. Rwanda has two rainy seasons, so if you wish to avoid heavy rain the best time to travel to Rwanda would be between July and September, and in January. Rwanda is a perfect destination for those who are keen on flora and fauna. You can visit the beautifully situated capital Kigali, hike through the rain forest or try to spot the rare mountain gorillas. In Butare, you will find one of the finest ethnographic museums in East Africa.
Regardless of your travel plans for Rwanda, always take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria occurs in Rwanda. Our KLM Health Services experts can tell you exactly which vaccinations you require for Rwanda and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.
Rwanda vaccinations: the most common risks
Various diseases are prevalent in Rwanda to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Rwanda and read which specific vaccinations you require.