in Nyamagabe District of Southern Province, Rwanda

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-2.464 and 29.574 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -2° 27' 50" and E 29° 34' 26"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - RWF
Spoken languages:
Kinyarwanda, English, French, Swahili
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 01:04 PM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Kigali
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:04 am and 6:06 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Touring Gikongoro

Gikongoro in Nyamagabe District (Southern Province) is a town located in Rwanda about 49 mi (or 79 km) south-west of Kigali, the country's capital place.

Time in Gikongoro is now 01:04 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kigali with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports nearby Gikongoro. The closest airport in Rwanda is Butare Airport in a distance of 14 mi (or 23 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Kahuzi-Biega National Park in Democratic republic of the congo at a distance of 88 mi (or 141 km). Need some hints on where to stay? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Nyanza, Butare, Gitarama, Kayanza and Kibuye. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 22°C / 72 °F

Morning Temperature 14°C / 58 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 60 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 33%
Air Pressure 1014.5 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 70% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Tuesday, 20th of August 2019

23°C (73 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Wednesday, 21st of August 2019

22°C (71 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Thursday, 22nd of August 2019

22°C (71 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Golden Monkey Hotel

0,8 mi
Nyamagabe District Southern Province

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 11:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

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A show in return

Published: July 20, 2014
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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Nyanza, Rwanda

Nyanza (also known as Nyabisindu) is a town located in Nyanza (district) in the Southern Province of Rwanda. The old Royal Palace of the Rwandan monarchy is located in the town of Nyanza. It is now the Rwesero Art Museum. Nyanza was the capital of the Kingdom of Rwanda from 1958 to 1962. During the Rwandan Genocide the town of Nyanza was the site of a large massacre of Tutsis and Moderate Hutus

Located at -2.35, 29.7333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 14 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Southern Province, Rwanda, Populated places in Rwanda, Royal residences in Rwanda

Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre

The Murambi Technical School, now known as the Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre, is situated in the Murambi district in southern Rwanda. It was the site of a massacre during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. When the killings started, Tutsis in the region tried to hide at a local church. However, the bishop and mayor lured them into a trap by sending them to the technical school, claiming that French troops would protect them there. On April 16, 1994, some 65,000 Tutsis ran to the school.

Located at -2.4544, 29.5684 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Rwandan Genocide, Genocide museums, Mummies


Kibeho is a small town in south Rwanda, which became known outside of that country because of reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ occurring between 1981 and 1989.

Located at -2.63333, 29.55 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Populated places in Rwanda, Marian apparitions, Pallottines


Gikongoro is a city in Nyamagabe district, Southern Province, Rwanda. It was previously part of Gikongoro Province, which has been disestablished.

Located at -2.5, 29.5833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Southern Province, Rwanda

National University of Rwanda

The National University of Rwanda is the largest university in Rwanda. It is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:2|36|58|S|29|44|34|E|region:RW |primary |name= }} in the city of Butare and was established in 1963 by the government in cooperation with the Congregation of the Dominicans from the Province of Quebec. When it was established, the NUR had three divisions (Faculties of Medicine and Social Sciences, and a Teacher Training College), 51 students and 16 lecturers.

Located at -2.61611, 29.7428 (Lat. / Lng.), about 16 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Butare, Southern Province, Rwanda, Educational institutions established in 1963, National universities, Universities in Rwanda

Southern Province, Rwanda

Southern Province is one of Rwanda's five provinces. It was created in early January 2006 as part of a government decentralization program that re-organized the country's local government structures. Southern Province comprises the former provinces of Gikongoro, Gitarama, and Butare, and is divided into the districts of Butare, Gatagara, Gikongoro, Gisagara, Gitarama, Kamonyi, Nyanza, and Nyaruguru. The capital city of Southern Province is Nyanza.

Located at -2.62194, 29.6081 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Southern Province, Rwanda, Provinces of Rwanda, States and territories established in 2006

Maraba coffee

Maraba coffee (Kinyarwanda: Ikawa ya Maraba; French: Café de Maraba) is grown in the Maraba area of southern Rwanda. Maraba's coffee plants are the Bourbon variety of the Coffea arabica species and are grown on fertile volcanic soils on high-altitude hills. The fruit is handpicked, mostly during the rainy season between March and May, and brought to a washing station in Maraba, where the coffee beans are extracted and dried. At several stages, the beans are sorted according to quality.

Located at -2.58333, 29.6667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Agriculture in Rwanda, Economy of Rwanda, Alternative trading organizations, Coffee brands

Mount Huye

Mount Huye is a mountain located near to the city of Butare in southern Rwanda. It is connected by a ridge to Nyungwe Forest to the west, and is on the outer edges of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. The mountain is an important source of mineral water, supplying both the Huye bottled water brand sold throughout Rwanda and the nearby Maraba fair trade coffee plant, whose washing station receives Huye water via a pipeline built using ACDI/VOCA funding in 2002.

Located at -2.56667, 29.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Butare, Southern Province, Rwanda, Mountains of Rwanda

Nyamagabe District

Nyamagabe is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Gikongoro city.

Located at -2.4, 29.4667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of Rwanda

Nyanza District

Nyanza is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Nyanza town, which is also the provincial capital. Nyanza is a Bantu word meaning lake, which probably refers to a large lake to the west of Nyanza town.

Located at -2.5, 29.5 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Southern Province, Rwanda, Districts of Rwanda

Our Lady of Kibeho

Our Lady of Kibeho is the name given to Marian apparitions concerning several adolescents, in the 1980s in Kibeho, south-western Rwanda. The apparitions communicated various messages to the schoolchildren, including an apocalyptic vision of Rwanda descending into violence and hatred, possibly foretelling the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. In 2001, the local bishop of Catholic Church officially recognised the visions of three schoolchildren as authentic.

Located at -2.63333, 29.55 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Marian shrines, Marian apparitions

Gikongoro Province

Gikongoro Province was one of the former twelve provinces (intara) of Rwanda and is situated in the southwest of the country. The former province had an area of some 2,146 square kilometers and its population was estimated at 467,300 (2002 figures) prior to its dissolution in January 2006.

Located at -2.5, 29.5833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Former provinces of Rwanda, States and territories disestablished in 2006

Butare Airport

Butare Airport is an airport in Rwanda.

Located at -2.595, 29.74 (Lat. / Lng.), about 15 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Rwanda,

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