What currency can you use in Rwanda?
The official currency of Rwanda is the Rwandan franc (RWF). It is denoted by the symbol “FRw” or “RF”. The Rwandan franc is subdivided into 100 smaller units called centimes, although centime coins are no longer in circulation. Banknotes are available in denominations of 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 francs. It’s important to note that the Rwandan franc is not widely accepted outside of Rwanda, so it’s advisable to exchange any leftover currency before leaving the country.
When visiting Rwanda, it is advisable to carry some local currency for day-to-day expenses, although major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger establishments. USD, Euros and UK Pounds are also typically accepted.