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: 03:21 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Kigali
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:59 am and 5:58 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Rwanda in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Rwanda.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Rwanda. Last Update: 2024-05-28 08:22:27

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 03:21 AM (Wednesday). 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.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 23°C / 74 °F

Morning Temperature 13°C / 56 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Night Temperature 14°C / 58 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 54%
Air Pressure 1017 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Thursday, 30th of May 2024

24°C (75 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Broken clouds, light breeze.

Friday, 31st of May 2024

23°C (73 °F)
14°C (58 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Saturday, 1st of June 2024

23°C (74 °F)
14°C (58 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

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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Attractions and noteworthy things

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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


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

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

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