Venue and Travel

EVENT DATES AND LOCATION

Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda will take place June 7-11, 2017. The setting will be the Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and largest city. The Kigali Marriott is a 5-star hotel located in the city center near the financial district and city hall. Apart from field trips to the coffeelands of Rwanda, all event activities will take place at the Kigali Marriott. As a result, we recommend attendees book their lodging at the Kigali Marriott—please see the lodging section below for more information.

TRAVEL DATES

Your travel dates will vary depending on which field trip(s) you choose to attend, if any. We recommend arriving one day prior to your first activity, and departing the day following your last activity. The dates of each activity are as follows:

  • June 5-6 — Field trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • June 7 — Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda welcome activities and barista competition
  • June 8 — Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda Conference Day 1
  • June 9 — Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda Conference Day 2
  • June 10 — Field trips to Rwandan cooperatives Dukunde Kawa and Twongere Umusaruro

LODGING INFORMATION

Lodging is not included in the price of registration. We recommend staying at the Kigali Marriott, where Let’s Talk Coffee® attendees receive a special rate.

  • To book your room at the Kigali Marriott with the Let’s Talk Coffee® special rate, click here.
  • For additional information about the hotel, you can visit the Kigali Marriott website, call the Kigali Marriott at +250 78 831 5208, or email reservations.kigali@marriott.com

Your check-in and check-out dates will vary depending on which field trip(s) you choose to attend, if any. We recommend checking-in one day prior to your first activity, and checking-out the day following your last activity. The dates of each activity are as follows:

  • June 5-6 — Field trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • June 7 — Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda welcome activities and barista competition
  • June 8 — Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda Conference Day 1
  • June 9 — Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda Conference Day 2
  • June 10 — Field trips to Rwandan cooperatives Dukunde Kawa and Twongere Umusaruro

Rwanda Travel Information

Voltage

Electrical sockets in Rwanda are in the European shape and supply power at between 220 and 240 volts. We recommend bringing an adapter.

Visa

Nationals of the United States, United Kingdom, and other select countries can purchase a 30-day visa upon arrival for $30. Please consult our FAQ page for more information.

Yellow Fever Vaccine

If you are traveling from a Yellow Fever endemic country, proof of vaccination will be required for entry to Rwanda. Click here for more information.

Currency

The currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan franc. Conversion rates vary, but the U.S. dollar is about 1 to 825 Rwandan francs.

Weather

Attendees should expect warm temperatures—the highs in Kigali during June are around 79 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Time zone

Kigali is on GMT+2 time, which is nine hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time and six hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time.