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Welcome to Kigali

Kigali

Kigali is the dynamic capital at the heart of our country.

Kigali is notable for its cleanliness, orderliness and its warm people. With great cultural activities and some of East Africa's dining wonders, Kigali is fast turning to a top tourist destination in East Africa.

Kigali is a great place to begin or end any Rwanda journey as it's conveniently located in the geographic center of the country. The city is clean and safe, with extremely welcoming people. Travelers will enjoy exploring the great cultural activities - including several award-winning museums and burgeoning music scene.

Information & Facts

Activities

Kigali has its fair share of attractions scattered around the pretty clean city. From a war-torn city, Kigali has transformed into a one of the most beautiful cities in Africa. Tourists will find some memorable attractions to visit here.

The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre was dedicated to remember the souls of 250, 000 people that lost their lives in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Visitors to this memorial site will surely be touched at the depth of the soul seeing videos and images of the massacre.

The Presidential Palace Musuem is also a notable attraction. The palace used to be the home of former Rwandan president, Habyarimana. He was killed when his plane was shot down and its believed this incident triggered the 1994 genocide. A tour of this musuem will show you the private life of the former president.

Take a guided walk through the streets of Nyamirambo- the most bubbling part of Kigali. The Nyamirambo Women's Centre offers to lead tourists through the homes, markets, hair salons, and even teach you how to cook a Rwandan meal.

 

Climate

The average temperature during the day is 21 degrees celcius. Rainy season is during February, March, April, October, November, December; while dry periods between June and July.

Eating Out

In your walking tour by the Nyamirambo Women, you will be taken to a home where you will be taught how to make a Rwandan delicacy and you will dine with them.

There are over 150 venues to try cuisines, from restaurants, to wine bars, to bakeries, to bistros. Favorites include Republika for sundowners, Lalibela for Ethiopian, Heaven for creative international cuisine (reservations required), Khana Kazana for Indian, and Rz Manna for baked goods and hearty breakfasts.

Getting Around

You can decide to use any mode of transport, it all depends on your pocket. Motorcycle taxis (motos) are the quickest and cheapest, but also the most harrowing.

Matatus (shared minibus taxis) are the next level up, and are well-maintained, cheap and ubiquitous.

Private taxis are the most expensive.

You can decide to rent a car and self-drive in Kigali, which is not difficult as there are good roads and there is little danger of car-jacking or breakdowns. Cars can be rented at the airport or at various points around the city.

Language

 Kinyarwanda is the native language of most Rwandans, but French and English are also official languages in Rwanda and are universally spoken in Kigali, but French is more prominent.

Money

The Rwandan Franc is the currency here. Credit and Debit Cards are accepted at major hotels and stores.

 There are ATMs and banks all over the downtown area and in various suburbs, as well as the airport. When changing money at a forex bureau or on the street, be aware that only US dollar bills dated Series 2009 or newer will be accepted.

Night Life

Though Kigali is quite a sleepy city where most places shut down by 8pm, there are a few places to go if you’re after a night of drinking and clubbing.

You can hang out at Papyrus or Sundowner and you’ll quickly make new friends dancing the night away till sunrise. Executive Carwash in Kimihurura is actually a car wash, but also doubles as a sort of open-air dancehall-barbecue joint, with live Rwandan music, dancing and nyama choma (Kenyan grilled meat).

Shopping

There are many shopping malls with boutique and coffee shops. You can also take a stroll around any of the lively markets in Kigali and buy whatever you want, from local crafts to clothes, and many more.

Time

Timezone is UTC +2

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