in Rubavu District of Western Province, Rwanda

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-1.680 and 29.288 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -1° 40' 46" and E 29° 17' 16"
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: 09:35 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Kigali
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:05 am and 6:09 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: 3,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Rwanda.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Rwanda. Last Update: 2020-08-15 07:21:14

Explore Shuwemu

Shuwemu in Rubavu District (Western Province) is located in Rwanda about 56 mi (or 91 km) west of Kigali, the country's capital.

Local time in Shuwemu is now 09:35 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kigali with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Shuwemu. The closest airport in Rwanda is Gisenyi Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 km), West. 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 39 mi (or 63 km). If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Gisenyi, Goma, Kibuye, Kisoro and Gitarama. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 81 °F

Morning Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Evening Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Night Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 47%
Air Pressure 1018 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 75% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 16th of August 2020

26°C (78 °F)
20°C (69 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Monday, 17th of August 2020

26°C (80 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Tuesday, 18th of August 2020

26°C (79 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Belvedere Hotel

2,5 mi
Ruhengeri-Gisenyi Rd

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


2,6 mi
0000 Gisenyi

Time Information

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

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Auguri da Goma

Published: January 01, 2013
Length: 53:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Andrea Gramazio

Pubblichiamo un video ricevuto da Carmelina e Albino Pellegrino, volontari VIS a Goma (Congo), presso il centro Salesiano don Bosco Ngangi: "Ho preparato un piccolo video "Auguri da Goma" dove...

Tous les militaires et policiers de Goma forcés de devenir M23

Published: November 28, 2012
Length: 40:08 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: IWPR

Un jour après la prise de la ville de Goma, à l'est du la République Démocratique du Congo, les rebelles du M23 renforcent plus leur autorité dans la ville de Goma. C'est à travers...


Published: December 10, 2014
Length: 35:04 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Joseph AMANI


La prise de la ville de Goma en novembre 2012 par le M23 en présence de la MONUSCO

Published: September 25, 2013
Length: 06:43 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Bahara Chris

c'est sans but lucratif juste iau monde entier de tous ce qui se passe dans ma ville de Goma. Eten plus tous les bloggeurs du monde et internautes. CERACUSE KIKA CHRIS,bloggeur francophone...

KEMG et Goma, ville martyre

Published: December 09, 2014
Length: 02:46 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Ghislain de Dreuzy

Présentation de KEMG (Kivu Emergency Medical Group), association médicale sans but lucratif basée à Goma, Nord Kivu, R.D. Congo.

Teaser Meurtre à Goma

Published: May 14, 2010
Length: 34:22 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ZebraImages

Bande-annonce du reportage de Philippe Brewaeys "Meurtre à Goma" diffusé le 30 juin 2010 à la RTBF dans l'émission "Devoir d'enquête". Réalisation : Erik Silance. Production : Zebra Images.

Le sort des orphelins (part 1): les conditions dans le camp (Goma RDC)

Published: February 04, 2013
Length: 07:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: IWPR

253, c'est le nombre des enfants encadrés au centre « lève-moi », un centre situé à Ngangi 3, un quartier périphérique de la ville de Goma. Parmi eux, 32 enfants Vivant avec VIH, 52...

Обзорная экскурсия / Goma, city tour

Published: May 19, 2013
Length: 23:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: About Africa

Конго, г.Гома.

#RDC #Goma Des quarantaines de prisonniers se sont évadés de la prison centrale

Published: December 22, 2014
Length: 32:40 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Guylain Balume

Ce samedi 20 décembre 2014,des crépitements des balles ont été entendus dans le camps Munzenze situé à coté de la prison centrale de Goma. Cela signalait l'évasion des quarantaines...

Goma: Les blessés de guerre en situation désespérée

Published: January 28, 2013
Length: 45:33 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: IWPR

Cent cinquante-quatre blessés de guerre sont pris en charge par l'hôpital 'Heal Africa' à Goma, dans l'Est de la R.D du Congo. La plupart d'eux a été blessées lors de la guerre du 20...

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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.


Gisenyi is a city in Rubavu district in the Western Province of Rwanda. Gisenyi is contiguous with Goma, the city across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The population of the city is about 106 000 (2009).

Located at -1.7, 29.25 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Western Province, Rwanda, Populated places in Rwanda, Populated places on Lake Kivu, Cities in the Great Rift Valley

Gisenyi Airport

Gisenyi Airport is an airport in Rwanda.

Located at -1.68, 29.2583 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
, , Western Province, Rwanda, Airports in Rwanda

Sebeya River

The Sebeya River is a river in Western Province, Rwanda that empties into Lake Kivu just south of the town of Gisenyi.

Located at -1.70578, 29.2608 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of Rwanda