Kigali

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda in East Africa. Located almost in the middle of the country, Kigali is home to around 1.1 million people.

Famous for its ‘umuganda’ concept – this is probably the cleanest city you’ll ever visit! On the last Saturday of every month, one person in every Rwandan household must clean, fix or do maintenance work outside. The word ‘umuganda’ can be roughly translated to “community service” and been practiced for 10 years.

Kigali is Rwanda’s economic, transport, cultural and business hub. It’s the starting point of your Rwanda gorilla or golden monkey trekking adventure.

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Highlights in Kigali

  • Visit the Genocide Memorial Center, an impactful and inspiring place
  • Take a spin on a motorbike taxi through town
  • Have lunch at the Hotel Mille Collines (from the Hotel Rwanda movie)
  • Visit the fruit markets and small shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts
  • Explore the tree-lined inner city on foot

Featured Accommodation

The Retreat by Heaven

The New York Times named The Retreat in Rwanda one of the top new hotels in the world in 2018. The 12-room luxury boutique hotel is situated on a tree-lined street in Kigali City Center and only 20 minutes from the airport. The Retreat is an eco-friendly resort and uses…

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Featured Tours in KigaliDiscover our tailor-made tours

Rwandan Adventure

Explore Rwanda’s rich culture and wildlife in 11 days. Nights are starrier in Rwanda as the lion’s roar in Akagera National Park. Cloudy days, more exciting when trekking for a glimpse of the Silverback Gorilla. Afternoons, more relaxing with One&Only’s spa treatments by the infinity pool.

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Cyangugu

Formerly known as Shangugu, the town of Cyangugu rests at the southernmost tip of Lake Kivu in Rwanda, overlooking the DRC’s town of Bukavu. There’s not much action in Cyangugu, but it’s a great place to relax for a day or two before (or after) exploring nearby Nyungwe National Park, a…

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Akagera National Park

When peace was restored to Rwanda after the 1994 genocide, many returning refugees turned to the forests for their own survival. They used the timber to re-build houses and the savannah was used to feed their livestock, resulting in a loss of biodiversity. But in 2010, African Parks took over the…

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Nyungwe Forest National Park

The Nyungwe Forest is one of Africa’s oldest rainforests and situated in the south-western corner of Rwanda. Spreading over 1000sq, Nyungwe Forest National Park is populated with dense forests of old mahoganies, orchids, and unique epiphytes. It’s a beautiful and magical place!
This mountain region is famous for its chimpanzees as…

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Volcanoes National Park

Spending time with mountain gorillas is a true bucket list experience! Volcanoes National Park is home to about half the world’s mountain gorillas, making Rwanda a top choice for a gorilla safari. As for the setting, it’s remarkably beautiful; the steep slopes covered in dense tropical rainforest. But don’t limit yourself…

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