Special Events Happening in Rwanda in 2023

Rwanda Special Events 2023

Rwanda is a breathtakingly beautiful country that offers a unique blend of natural wonders and rich cultural experiences. From its lush green hills and rolling landscapes to its diverse wildlife, including gorillas and chimpanzees, Rwanda is a nature lover’s paradise. Additionally, the country’s vibrant and friendly people, fascinating history, and delicious cuisine make it an ideal destination for travelers looking to immerse themselves in a new culture. With its easy accessibility, modern infrastructure, and growing tourism industry, Rwanda is a great place to visit and is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who venture there.

There are some special events in 2023 that visitors are sure to enjoy. 

End of May: The Basketball Africa League (BAL) finals will be played in Kigali in the end of May (dates)

June 11: Kigali International Peace Marathon starts and finishes at the Kigali Arena with plenty of crowds cheering on the runners.

July: The Rwanda Film Festival or “Hillywood” features films from Rwanda, Africa, and around the world.  This festival is held mainly in Kigali, but is also taken on the road to villages and towns across Rwanda.

August 5: Ironman 70.3 Rwanda is the chance for athletes to race in the land of a thousand hills.  Whether you are participating in Ironman Rwanda or visiting as a spectator, a great time will be hand by all in Kigali.

Early August: Kigali UP is Rwanda’s premier music festival with local and international reggae, hip hop, and pop acts.

September 5: Mountain Gorilla naming ceremony in Kigali, Volcanoes National Park is called Kwita Izina.  The Gorilla naming ceremony has been taking place annually since 2005 as a way to honor the gorillas and give thanks to the local communities, rangers, trackers, researchers and conservationists.

Early September: The Hobe Rwanda Festival brings together local musicians, dancers, and artists, poets to showcase their talents in this 2 day festival.


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