Kamembe International Airport is a public airport located at a distance of 5 kilometers to the north of Cyangugu, the capital city of the Rusizi District in the Western Province of the landlocked East African nation of the Republic of Rwanda. This tourism oriented city is spread along the southern end of picturesque Lake Kivu, and is contiguous with Bukavu within DR Congo, but separated by the Ruzizi River.
Cyangugu City is also a gateway to the nearby Nyungwe Forest, which is one of the last remaining popular tourist destinations in Rwanda, home to an exotic wildlife. Situated at an elevation of 4,891 feet above mean sea level, the Kamembe International Airport receives many flights from DR Congo, Tanzania and Uganda, apart from regular scheduled services to and from Kigali operated by RwandAir. Owned and operated by the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA), this aviation facility is undergoing a modernization plan put in place by the government of Rwanda so as to eventually boost air traffic and tourism within this region.
As of now, there is a single 4,921 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to a variety of flight movements to/from this airport, including many chartered services. Although small in size, a single passenger terminal with basic passenger convenience facilities is serving this airport which is soon set to comply with most international standard aviation norms. Private taxis and car rental facilities are also being made available at this airport making it convenient for visitors wanting to move downtown Cyangugu. Moreover, some of the hotels around Kamembe International Airport are offering complementary hotel shuttle services for their guests seeking comfortable hotel accommodation options.