The Parliament is the house of the people of Rwanda, an institution open to the citizens, an institution that is yours. This is where those elected by the people vote the laws, exercise oversight of the executive, and debate questions of general interest. We invite you to come and visit your Parliament.
How Can I Visit the Rwandan Parliament?
1. Take a guided tour.
2. Observe debates in the Plenary Session.
3. Attend a committee meeting.
4. Consult the Parliamentary library.
When Can I Visit ?
Guided tours are offered (by reservation) on Tuesday and Thursday.
The calendar of parliamentary sessions is the following:
•February 5 to April 5
How Long Does a Visit Last?
The average guided tour lasts one and half hours.
Who Can Take A Tour?
Tours are provided for organized groups only. Any organized group such as a school, community group, sports club, social club, tourist group or NGO is very welcome.
How Many Can Visit at One Time?
The maximum group size is 20 adults or one class of students. If you have a larger group, please inquire in advance.
How Do I Book A Tour?
A guided tour must be requested in writing at least one month in advance.
What Must I Bring For A Tour?
You must bring your tour confirmation letter with you. Everybody who is visiting Parliament must also bring proof of identification, which you will need to leave with the security guards at the gate.
Where do I Park?
You will be directed to an appropriate spot by the security staff.
Are Refreshments Available?
There is a canteen at Parliament that offers refreshments.
What if I only wish to observe a debate, and not take a tour?
No reservations are needed to observe plenary sessions or committee meetings. You will however be required to sign in and leave your identification card at the gate.
Can I take Photos?
Yes with prior authorization.
How can I consult the Parliamentary Library?
Students and researchers are welcome Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. all year round. No reservations are required. However, you will need to leave proof of identification at the security gate.