Kigali is delightful city, one Rwandans know as their capital city. Like it boasts, Kigali is made up of rolling hills, lots of trees and winding roads. It is a beautiful city and not only kept very clean but also one of Africa’s safest cities.
It is becoming as hip as any 1st world country globally, but successfully blending it all in with its colourful African charm. You can find all your Apple plug points and see all the latest trends but you will never forget that you are in an African city. There is a boom of new restaurants, cafes, coffee bars, and art galleries opening up daily. The city is alive with an endless vibe. Today Kigali has progressed and offers more than just a stop-over en route to the gorillas. It is worth a 2 or 3 night stay to explore all the fresh coffee shops serving home brewed Rwandan java.
Rwanda is a small country and Kigali is a good base – nothing is too far from Kigali. Maximum travelling time to anywhere in Rwanda is around 4 hour’s drive.
A visit to the Genocide Memorial Museum is worth a visit to understand what this country has gone through, and come out as not only survivors but learnt a lesson that world can certainly learn from – Forgiveness. Their past is heart-wrenching but you will embrace all you encounter in Rwanda far more, after understanding their past.
There is also the Rwandan National Museum - a visit will take you through the cultural history from their traditional clothing, cooking methods, education, music, dance and art.
Due to the incredible growth of Kigali, many international hotels have invested in Rwanda allowing you to find the perfect suitable hotel with a variety of choices.