Star Alliance member Lufthansa is currently selling cheap flights from Paris to Kigali, Rwanda. What’s particularly good about this deal is, that it includes luggage. Best availabilities are from September to December. Open jaw flights to Kigali and returning from Entebbe are possible from €361.
Entering Rwanda is currently possible, but requires some time and nerves, as you need:
- A negative PCR-Test before departure, younger than 72 hours.
- A PCR-Test after arriving in Kigali at your own expense US$60 (~€56).
- A mandatory home quarantine until you receive your test result.
- A PCR-Test before leaving the country. Another US$50 (~€47) depending on your destination.
Our availability calendar shows you all possible flights at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. You can also find flights in Lufthansa’s best price search.
Open Jaw for all those of you who want to visit Rwanda and Uganda in one trip. After all the land boarders have reopened. The cheap fares are only available when booking with OTAs. Booking through reputable Expedia is possible for €361.
All itineraries feature a change of planes in Brussels. An Airbus A330-300 will take you from there to Rwanda. The inbound flight features a technical stop in Entebbe, Uganda. You will most likely be allowed to stay in the plane during that stop.
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According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until May 17, 2022 for travel before December 15, 2022. A minimum stay from Saturday to Sunday applies. The cheapest fare is found from September to December, with almost daily availability. Perfect season for spotting chimpanzees.
Open jaw flights to Kigali and returning from Entebbe are possible from €361.
Tickets for all flight segments are booking class K. Your earning opportunities are limited to a handful of programs and miles.
- 4,110 Award Miles + 822 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 2,054 Miles on Asiana Club
- 2,054 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
- 788 Award Miles + 2,226 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 788 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More 2024
Most EU citizens need a visa to enter Rwanda, but you can 30 day tourist visa on arrival for US$30 (~€28).
Hotel prices in Kigali usually start at roughly €40, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price. Private hosts offer good accommodation from as little as €11. Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Alternatively, why not try Airbnb and support local business.
Information & Tips for Rwanda
The best time to visit the country of 1000 hills is during one of the dry seasons in June to September and mid-December to February, the latter being the first choice if you want to go gorilla trekking on dry ground and with the lowest malaria risk. Rwandan dry season does not mean it is super sunny. These hills are often covered by a veil of clouds, which keeps the temperatures moderate.
The two rainy seasons are from March to May with heavy rains and muddy roads, and from October to mid-December with occasional light showers. The rainy season is ideal for spotting chimpanzees. It is unlikely to see them in the dry season, due to food scarcity they withdraw far into the jungle’s interior.
Getting around is super easy and cheap. You can choose any mode of transport, they are safe and well regulated. Sorry, this is not the country where you see whole families on a bike taxi. The country makes up for it with other Instagram worthy motifs. Roads are in very good condition and buses on a punctual 30-minute schedule. The country is small and most places are a short or few hours drive from the capital.
Most visited sights are the three National parks of Akagera (safari), Volcanoes (gorilla hiking) and Nyungwe (chimpanzee observation) and Lake Kivu. Or spend one or two nights at the Hotel Des Mille Collines (Hotel Rwanda)while visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Rwanda has a lively art scene, local designer scene (fashion and interior) and markets with great craftsmanship. If you love those things, consider booking the economy basic plus fare at €376 including 2×23 kg luggage instead.
If you have some money to burn, the country offers a good number of ultra luxe hotels which are beautifully embedded into the enviroment. One&Only Nyungwe House, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Bisate Lodge and Ruzizi Tented Lodge just to name a few. For medium budget (€90) Paradis Malahide Resort is an amazing hotel in prime location on Lake Kivu.
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