WHAT CURRENCY IS USED IN RWANDA?
The official currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc.
However, the US dollar is widely accepted. You’ll only need RWF to pay for smaller purchases, local transportation and food. Everywhere else will accept both currencies.
IS RWANDA EXPENSIVE?
Yes and no.
Visiting Rwanda can quickly become expensive depending on your itinerary.
The national parks, like Akagera, have a steep $40+ entrance fee for foreign nationals, and the gorilla trekking permits cost well over a $1,000.
But you can still enjoy Rwanda as a cheap destination.
The local food in Kigali is affordable if you stay away from international restaurants. When it comes to transport, there are cheap motorbike taxis and long-distance minibuses that will take you to most of the towns around the country for a couple of dollars.