in Nyabihu District of Western Province, Rwanda

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-1.650 and 29.535 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -1° 39' 0" and E 29° 32' 5"
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: 09:25 PM (Sunday)
Timezone: Africa/Kigali
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:58 am and 6:02 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Delve into Gatagara

Gatagara in Nyabihu District (Western Province) is a town located in Rwanda about 42 mi (or 67 km) north-west of Kigali, the country's capital town.

Time in Gatagara is now 09:25 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kigali with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Gatagara. The closest airport in Rwanda is Ruhengeri Airport in a distance of 12 mi (or 20 km), North-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 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda at a distance of 51 mi (or 82 km).

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

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Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 20°C / 68 °F

Morning Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Evening Temperature 14°C / 58 °F
Night Temperature 11°C / 51 °F
Chance of rainfall 15%
Air Humidity 69%
Air Pressure 1013.1 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 84% of sky
General Conditions Heavy intensity rain

Monday, 22nd of April 2019

19°C (66 °F)
11°C (53 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2019

19°C (66 °F)
12°C (54 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 24th of April 2019

20°C (69 °F)
12°C (54 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Taxi ride from Muko to Nyakinama

Published: March 06, 2009
Length: 51:31 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Augusto Minatta

Silverback Gorilla

Published: August 19, 2007
Length: 56:06 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: littlegooner77

More Silverback "action" (i.e. eating) from the Amahoro Group.

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Published: January 29, 2009
Length: 00:41 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: rr7110

my trip to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Buhinga

Published: December 27, 2014
Length: 39:11 min
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Author: ToursTV Com

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Published: January 16, 2015
Length: 23:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: WaltiTell vonUri

Rwanda Gorilla-Trekking -1-

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Rwanda - Governors' Camp collection

Published: February 22, 2010
Length: 52:42 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: governorscampkenya Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15000ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic...

Rwanda Gorillas

Published: February 24, 2011
Length: 51:29 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: bigforks23

Trekking with Gorillas in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans, Nov 2010.

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Published: August 26, 2011
Length: 49:19 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Michael Boyny

Das vulkanische Bergland im Grenzgebiet zwischen Ruanda, Uganda und Kongo ist die letzte Zufluchtsstätte von Berggorillas. Rund 900 Tiere leben in dieser wilden, tropischen Urwelt. Doch die...

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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.

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains, which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey.

Located at -1.48333, 29.5333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Biosphere reserves of Rwanda, Virunga Mountains, Volcanoes of Rwanda, National parks of Rwanda, Protected areas established in 1925


Ruhengeri is a city and capital of Musanze District in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Some sources now refer to the city itself as Musanze, after the district in which it lies. It lies near the twin lakes of Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo and is the gateway city to Volcanoes National Park and the famous Mountain Gorillas in the northwestern part of the country.

Located at -1.5, 29.6333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Northern Province, Rwanda, Populated places in Rwanda

Musanze District

Musanze is a district in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Its capital city is Ruhengeri, which is also sometimes known as Musanze.

Located at -1.5, 29.6 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of Rwanda

Nyabihu District

Nyabihu is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Buhoma (Karago).

Located at -1.65, 29.5 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of Rwanda

Gishwati Forest

Gishwati Forest is a protected reserve in the north-western part of Rwanda, not far from Lake Kivu. The reserve’s forests were largely intact in 1978, and substantial forest cover still remained in 1986. During the Rwandan Genocide, wave after wave of refugees arrived in Gishwati Forest and began clearing it, often for subsistence farming. By 2001, only a small circular patch of native forest remained, 1,500 acres of the forest’s original 250,000.

Located at -1.74722, 29.427 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of Rwanda, Protected areas of Rwanda, Forests of Rwanda

Ruhengeri Airport

Ruhengeri Airport is an airport in Rwanda.

Located at -1.5, 29.6336 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
, , Airports in Rwanda