Hotel accommodation in Kigali
Participants are responsible for arranging their own hotel accommodation at their own cost. Discount accommodation rates are currently being discussed and this section will be updated regularly.
|Radisson Blu Hotel (website)||
KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali Tel: +250 252 252 252
|Kigali Marriott Hotel (website)||KN 3 Avenue, Nyarugenge District, Kigali
Tel: +250 222 111 111
|Kigali Serena Hotel (website)||KN 3 Avenue, Kigali Tel: +250 788 184 500|
|Hotel De Mille Collines (website)||2 KN 6 Avenue, Kigali Tel: +250 788 192 530|
|Park Inn by Radisson Blu (website)||Avenue de Kiyovu & Res des Parcs Plot 5457 Tel: +250 788 132 500|
|Lemigo Hotel (website)||KG 624 St, Kigali Tel: +250 784 040 924|
As of 1 January 2018, nationals of all countries can receive visas on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders. The visa fee upon arrival is USD 50. Kindly have your valid passport (not less than 6 months to expiry), letter of invitation and hotel booking. Full details can be found on the website of the Directorate General of immigration and Emigration.
Citizens of all countries that are not visa exempt also have the option to submit an application online (Click here) or at the Rwanda Diplomatic Missions of the country of residence before departure. The processing of visa applications usually takes up to three days. We would highly recommend your urgent action in this matter to ensure your participation in the event.
Delegates are responsible for ensuring that they have the appropriate visa for travel. SEforALL takes no responsibility for unsuccessful visa requests.
Kigali International Airport (IATA: KGL, ICAO: HRYR), is the main international airport serving Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The airport is located on the outskirts of Kanombe, southeast of Kigali, about 5 km from the city center by expressway and about 10km from the central business district of the Rwandan capital.
Kigali International Airport airport is located approximately 15 minutes from the Forum venue, the Kigali Convention Centre.
Taxis are available 24 hours a day at Kigali International Airport. They are mostly white with a horizontal strip of color. Most do not have meters and any rate in Kigali or outside Kigali must be negotiated with the driver before entering the vehicle. The official rates are, from the airport, RWF 2500 for the first kilometer traveled and 600 RWF per additional kilometer.
Kigali's urban transport network is one of the most modern and best organized in Africa. Most buses today are equipped with Wi-Fi and public transport is safe and comfortable. Several lines pass on the KN5 road and provide a stop within 400 meters of the terminal. Travel rates are per single trip (RWF 300 on average), per day (600 RWF) or monthly (RWF 10,000) and are particularly advantageous.
Kigali Bus Service (KBS) operates a line providing hourly direct shuttles between Kigali Airport and the Union Trade Center (UTC) in the business district of central Kigali. The price of this shuttle is RWF 1000.
Most hotels in Kigali arrange airport shuttles for a price ranging between USD 25-35. Several VIP hosting services also propose this type of personalized service.
SEforALL is not responsible for medical, accident and travel insurance, for compensation for death or disability, for loss of or damage to personal property, and for any other costs or losses that may be incurred during travel time or the period of participation. In this context, it is strongly recommended that you obtain international medical insurance for the entire period of participation, including travel time.
Although Rwanda does not require Yellow Fever vaccinations for visitors coming from non-endemic countries, they are required for travellers coming from endemic countries.
A networking lunch will be provided each day. In addition, breaks will take place each morning and afternoon with coffee, tea and snacks.
Tuesday, 26 May (18:00-21:00): Official welcome reception hosted by the Government of Rwanda
Wednesday, 27 May (18:30-21:00): SEforALL Forum sponsor reception (tbc)
Both receptions are complimentary for all Forum participants and transportation (to/from venues) will be arranged by SEforALL.
Please note that English will be the official language of the 2020 SEforALL Forum. Interpretation services will be provided in the plenaries sessions in French and Kinyarwanda.
Security and access will be enforced at the 2020 SEforALL Forum. Registration badges must be displayed at all times. Registration and badges are not transferrable and under no circumstances should your badge be lent to another participant.
The currency of Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc. Credit and Debit cards are accepted at midrange and top-end tourist hotels and restaurants. Please note that ATM is available at the Venue.
Fire Department – 111
Emergency (police) – 112
Traffic accidents – 113
Gender based violence – 3512
For Rwanda: +250
GMT +2 / UTC+2
In Rwanda, the power plugs and sockets are type C and J. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate, with lower temperatures than are typical for equatorial countries due to its high elevation. Kigali, in the center of the country, has a typical daily temperature range between 12 °C (54 °F) and 27 °C (81 °F), with little variation through the year.
May climate and weather averages in Kigali:
High Temp: 25.9 °C
Low Temp: 16.2 °C
Precipitation: 88.1 mm
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