Kagitumba is a town in Rwanda. It is located at the extreme North Eastern extremity at the confluence of the Kagitumba River and Akagera River. This location is also the tri-point border between Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

Kagitumba is located in Rwanda
Location in Rwanda
Coordinates: 01°04′20″S 30°27′00″E / 1.07222°S 30.45000°E / -1.07222; 30.45000
CountryFlag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
Provinces of RwandaEastern Province
DistrictNyagatare District
4,300 ft (1,300 m)


Kagitumba is located in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, at the border with the Republic of Uganda. Its location lies very close and is immediately west of the geographical point where the International borders of Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda intersect. This location is approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi), by road, northeast of Nyagatare, the location of the district headquarters.[1] Kagitumba lies approximately 136 kilometres (85 mi), by road, northeast of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of the town are:1° 4' 20.00"S, 30° 27' 0.00"E (Latitude:-1.072223; Longitude:30.450000).


Kagitumba is one of the major border crossing points between Rwanda and Uganda; the other being Gatuna. Currently, plans are underway to integrate customs and immigration clearance procedures between the two countries, to create a one-stop clearance mechanism in both directions. When formalised, the new process will dramatically cut down waiting times for both human and commercial traffic between the two East African Community member countries.[3][4]


The exact population of Kagitumba, Rwanda is not known as of April 2012.

Points of InterestEdit

The landmarks within the town limits or close to the edges of town include:

  • Offices of Kagitumba Town Council
  • Kagitumba Central Market
  • The International Border Crossing between Rwanda and Uganda
  • The town of Mirama Hills, in Uganda, lies across the International border, directly north of Kagitumba
  • The point where River Muvumba empties into River Kagera, to mark the intersection of the International borders between Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Road Distance Between Kagitumba & Nyagatare With Map
  2. ^ Map Showing Kagitumba & Kigali With Distance Marker
  3. ^ Gahigi, Moses (20 February 2015). "Kagitumba, A Hero Almost Forgotten". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  4. ^ Mukombozi, Rajab (6 July 2015). "Mirama Hills One-stop Border Post Opens". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 8 July 2015.

Coordinates: 01°04′20″S 30°27′00″E / 1.07222°S 30.45000°E / -1.07222; 30.45000