Kigali

Kigali has been the capital of Rwanda since independence in 1962, and the city is at-tractively spread out across several hills. The ‘downtown’ city centre is located on one hilltop, and the government/diplomatic quarter on another.
Kigali offers its fair share of colourful city bustle, but on the whole is very clean and or-derly when compared to most African capitals, and its wide, tree-lined streets are a pleasant place to take a leisurely stroll.
There are not a large selection of tourist attractions in Kigali, but those that exist are executed well and should not be missed. This is a young city that has packed a lot into its recent history—and despite certain events carries itself with pride and purpose.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take a city tour of Kigali taking in the Museum of Natural History (formerly house of Richard Kandt); a visit to Nyamirambo, the oldest quarter in Kigali; pass by a tal-ented handicrafts co-operative; and ponder human nature at the Genocide museum
  • Dine out at one of Kigali’s fine restaurants
  • Experience Dancing Pots, a chance to learn more about the Twa people (Batwa) and participate in a traditional pottery workshop and a display of lively dancing
  • Enjoy a display of traditional ballet or dancing at one of Kigali’s top hotels
  • Visit a colourful local market and sample some traditional Rwandan fare
  • Visit the original Hotel Rwanda
  • Take a day trip to Gisenyi for the coffee experience and a chance to see Lake Kivu

 

Tours & Holidays

An exciting three day tour of Rwanda including a cultural tour of Kigali, a relaxing overnight on the shores of Lake Kivu and an adventurous day tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park.
Kigali, Volcanoes National Park
An exciting three day tour of Rwanda including a cultural tour of Kigali, a relaxing overnight on the shores of Lake Kivu and an adventurous day tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park.
Kigali, Lake Kivu, Volcanoes National Park
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Virungas
Stay in luxury on this short and sweet gorilla adventure tour in Rwanda. If trekking to see the great primates is your dream and you want to do it in style then this is the trip for you.
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