Rwanda the 6th safest country for solo travellers, new survey finds

Rwanda was named the sixth-safest country on the planet and the safest African country for solo travellers.

The ranking was topped by Switzerland, while Japan came in third. Japan is the only country that did not make it into the top 10 most secure countries.

Usebounce is a luggage storage app that created the ranking. It combines a crime index with a safety index to determine where solo travelers would feel most secure. These indexes were created using Numbeo data.

The top 10 include Slovenia, Georgia and Iceland, Croatia, Czechia. Austria, Denmark, Slovenia, Georgia, Croatia, Czechia and Czechia.

Many people still associate Rwanda with the 1994 genocide. The country is now widely recognized as one of Africa’s safest for a long time.

The survey found that Rwanda has made great investments in its national security by creating competent and professional security agencies.

Tourists don’t need to be concerned about crime in Kigali’s capital. Gallup’s 2018 Global Law and Order Study found that 88% of Rwandans felt safe walking alone at night. This is the same percentage as in Finland and Slovenia, and Tajikistan.

Singapore, Norway, and Hong Kong were the only places where people felt more secure.


Rwanda travel advice

Rwanda is a country that has been rated as safest for solo travellers in Africa. However, it’s worth noting some important things to remember while you are there.

Rwanda’s neighbours directly have been affected by a lot instability, which sometimes spills over to the borders. UK travel advice warns potential travelers to be aware of the possibility of conflicts at the border with Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Buses can be a great way of getting around. However, make sure you buy your tickets directly from the company that you are traveling with. There are often scammers out there who will try to prey on tourists. Taxis are also a reliable and safe way to get around Kigali.

Rwanda is a legal country that allows homosexuality. There are also a few queer-friendly places. However, there is not a countrywide acceptance of LGBTQ+ people.

It is a huge no-no to take pictures of government and military facilities, such as banks or post offices.

You are always there

Gorilla trekking is one of the best things you can do in Rwanda. Gorilla trekking is an option. Guided tours are now safe for tourists and animals in Rwanda. It’s essential to book one if you wish to see any protected animals.


Rwanda banned non-biodegradable plastic bags in 2008 as a way to protect the environment. You could be fined if you bring any plastic bags into Rwanda. You don’t want to be the tourist who gets in trouble because they require you to bring a bag into Rwanda.