RwandAir to launch non-stop London-Kigali flights
RwandAir will launch the first non-stop flight from the UK to Rwanda, one of Africa’s fastest growing tourism destinations, next week.
Operating three times a week (Tues, Thurs and Fri) from London Gatwick to the Rwandan capital Kigali, the service – which launches on 26 May – will be on a new Airbus A330-200, with Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.
British travellers are among the top five nationalities to visit Rwanda, which welcomed 1.3 million people last year. Visitors are attracted by incredible scenery and the opportunity for a unique experience visiting mountain gorillas and big game safari.
The recent arrival of black rhinos in the country also means that Rwanda is now offering one of the best safari experiences in Africa, and travellers can also explore the country’s diverse ecosystems in its three national parks.
Volcanoes National Park, along the Congo border, is famed for its mountain gorillas but also home to the endangered golden monkey.
Belise Kariza, chief tourism officer at Rwanda Development Board, said: “Rwanda has seen a transformation in recent years and is now becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for premium travellers.
“With the new non-stop RwandAir flights to Kigali, and the opening of several premium lodges, Rwanda will be making a big impact as a must-visit country.”