Accommodation and Schools
Accommodation in Kigali is varied with expats looking for houses and apartments in Kiyovu, Kimihurura, Nyarutarama, Gacuriro, Kagugu and Kacyiru suburbs. The rentals in these areas fit a broad range in terms of budget from approximately $1,000/month for a 2 bedroom apartment to $4,000/month for something that shows that you have really made it. Kigali rentals are both furnished and not, with unfurnished ones offering minimum 12 month leases. Interestingly, it is still a “renters” market and the asking price is just that.
Rwanda has three official languages. Two of these English and French are the most common languages for expats with English rapidly overhauling French. The most recognized foreign schools are l’Ecole Belge de Kigali ( French is the main language), Green Hills Academy, the International School of Kigali and the Kigali International Community School, all with English curricula.
We move your pets safely and comfortably. We ensure that direct flights are used whenever possible and that the transit time is kept to a bare minimum. In most cases we construct the transit containers to IATA the specifications but you may use your own if it conforms. We encourage you to use the transit container well before the move so your pet can feel completely at home in it. Delivery of your pet to your new home is looked after by professionals, all of whom are members of the necessary international trade associations. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to comply with veterinary and quarantine requirements.
- Pets are relocated safely and comfortably
- Our personal touch ensures that the relocation is made as smooth as possible
- Pets travel in IATA-approved travel containers
- All airline and customs documentation is seen to, as is compliance with veterinary and quarantine requirements
Bringing pets into the country is generally very straight forward. The pet must have the necessary health vaccinations and related certificates from a recognized institution. Worldwide Movers Africa can send you these document details well ahead of time. These certificates must be sent to Kigali prior to arrival for verification and subsequent approval. Travel into the country is then restricted to within a specified period. It is advisable that you check with the airline at origin well before departure. We are pleased to recommend reliable veterinarians in Kigali and Gisenyi.
Prior to beginning a search for accommodation, we suggest you take a city tour with us to check out the residential areas and traffic patterns in town. With your budget and criteria in hand, we can put you in touch with the best known real estate agencies for long and short term leases. Our flexible orientation tour includes all the schools, (meet the heads), best hospitals, recreational spots, hotels and best restaurants, and importantly, where not to go in town. We are also pleased to suggest security companies that can properly protect you dwelling against theft. And, for the intrepid, introduction to Language Training – Survival Kinyarwanda.
Apart from dicey parts of larger cities, personal safety here is no worse than elsewhere. Like any metropolis and you’re around and about later in the evening or in an area with bars or the ubiquitous second-hand spare-parts joints, take a cab. For your home, you should consider a quality alarm system installed and monitored by a reputable security company or have a guard or live-in to protect the property. Make sure your car is insured by an internationally recognised company and do take out third party cover. Our Orientation Service is designed to assist you with these matters.