General Information



Most international travellers may now get their visas on arrival according to the most recent announcement. However, it is advisable that you check with your travel advisor.  Follow the link for the most recent information. 

Businesses upbeat over new visa regime - The New Times | Rwanda<>

Payments and Currency    
•    The local currency in Rwanda is the Rwanda Franc, but you can pay in Euros and US dollars at most hotels. You can also exchange your money at all banks, as well as forex offices and agencies.
•    Visa, Maestro and MasterCard credit cards are widely accepted and there are ATMs at all major centres and banks.
•    All hotels have credit card facilities.
•    Delegates are advised to exchange their money at the airport.
•    Hotels usually exchange US dollars and Euros. However, it is advisable to use the banks or foreign exchange companies.

•         Security in Rwanda is good.
•        It is not advisable to  drink water from the water tub; better drink bottled water.


The conference organisers have made an arrangement with one of the leading Tour Companies in Rwanda, Amahoro tours, to offer special rates for our conference delegates.  You can directly contact them at:  or  Email:


The conferenece venue is located within the heart of Kigali city, with a number of hotels and accommodation facilities within close proximity and walking distance to the venue. Below we provide some links to the hotels that you can contact. 

Find below some links for the accommodations. 
  1. Kigali View hotel : About 10 minutes walk from the venue .
  2. Galaxy Hotel About 2.0 km from Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV).

  1. Hill View Hotel and Apartments -About 1.8 km from Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV)

  1. Hotel Des Mille Collines It is 1.7 km from Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV)

  1. Hotel Hilltop and Country Club : - It is 1.5 km from Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV)
  2. Kigali Serena Hotel -It is just 360 m from Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) 

Other useful links: 

There are also budget hostels for students that can be arranged through the Local Organising Committee.  


Makerere University
Department of Social Work & Social Administration
P.O Box 7062 Kampala