Kigali deserves more than a one-night layover between the ultimate adventures: hiking to meet mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Rwanda’s verdant, mountainous capital has evolved into a bustling cosmopolitan destination. It is brimming with art, culture, and gastronomy during the previous two decades. Furthermore, the picturesque metropolitan core is Africa’s safest and cleanest city.
Don’t miss out on what the country’s largest city has to offer while planning your next vacation!
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Genocide Memorial Kigali Rwanda
Regardless of how much time you have in Kigali, you must plan to spend at least a couple of hours visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial. The genocide in Rwanda in 1994 was unquestionably awful, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial does a superb job of honoring it. This is the ideal site to learn about the country’s worst humanitarian catastrophe. Indeed one of Africa’s most dreadful historical periods.
Kimironko Market, one of Kigali’s several markets, is the best and largest. This covered complex sells used clothing, fruits and vegetables, fish, fabric, and baskets. Spend some time bargaining for avocados before purchasing for everyone on your list . Note Agaseke baskets are exquisite, unique to Rwanda, and sold by the dozen at Kimironko.
Amahoro Stadium in Kigali Rwanda
For Rwanda’s premier venue for sports and entertainment, you must go to the Amahoro Stadium. Sitting in the stands with up to 30,000 other fans to see Rayon Sports Football Club and Armée Patriotique Rwandaise Football Club compete is an incredible experience. One that immerses travelers in Rwanda’s soccer fever.
Question Coffee Café
Rwanda produces some of the world’s greatest coffee. Consequently coffee is available everywhere from Costco to Starbucks. Sampling it while in the country is an absolute must. Looking for a more in-depth look at Rwanda’s coffee culture? Check out Question’s roasting and tasting seminars. In addition there are cooperative tours that will walk you through the whole process. From bean to brew.
Kigali Convention Center
When you look at the skyline of Kigali, you cannot help but see the Kigali Convention Center. It is one of Kigali’s most colorful structures. Completed in 2016, it is linked to the Radisson Hotel and across the street from the brand new Kigali Heights retail center. While it is not one of the things to do in Kigali, it is worth driving around it and stopping for a brief look around. Solely because of the building’s uniqueness and impact upon the city.
The Presidential Palace in Kigali Rwanda
Presidential Palace Museum Kigali
The Presidential Palace, which originally served as President Habyarimana’s residence, is located in Kanombe, a suburb near the airport. You can see the ruins of the presidential jet in the grounds. A visit to this museum is fascinating.
Inema Arts Center
The Inema Arts Center isn’t Kigali’s only venue to see art. This is evident in the numerous local designer boutiques, art galleries sprouting up around every corner, as are fashionable and chic restaurants and cafés. Inema Arts Center is home to some of Kigali’s most talented artists. Moreover it is a multi-purpose structure that hosts concerts, art exhibitions, seminars, and plays.
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