What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

Good to moderate. Almost no industry in Rwanda and while some cars are very polluting, traffic is only light to moderate. During the long dry season, some bad air can blow in, so my favorite time of year is the short dry season (northern winter). - Sep 2019


Good. - Jun 2018


Pretty good. In the dry season (June through September) the dust can get bad. I haven't felt affected by bad air quality though! - Dec 2017


Air quality fluctuates. There's lots of dust, sometimes debris from burning (either for warmth or disposal), and some seasonal plant-related problems. I haven't found the air quality to impact my daily life. - Jan 2017


Though the air looks clean, according to the med unit, the air in Kigali can sometimes be 3x worse than the worse air quality in the U.S. due to lack of controls over emissions and all the motos. - Apr 2016


Air quality is generally good, but in the dry season it can be dusty and those with allergies should come prepared. - Oct 2014


Air quality is good for the most part. In the dry season there is a lot dust so that can affect air quality. - Jul 2014


Not too bad, but you do have vehicles spewing black smoke from their exhaust. - Sep 2013


Great! - May 2012


The air quality is good. - Apr 2012


Most of the time it is good. During the dry season it is dusty and hot. - Jul 2011


Air quality is pretty poor during the day in the capital, but at night and outside of town there are zero problems. - Oct 2010


Good, there is some garbage burning but not often and not much and the rain takes care of anything that gets too bad. - Jan 2010


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