Kigali is Rwanda’s capital and largest city. It is ideally positioned in the centre of Rwanda, extending across several hills and valleys, with vibrant restaurants, hotels and nightlife scenes, and having good roads linking to the rest of the country. This verdant city is pleasantly low key yet dynamic and progressive. Explore Kigali with us and learn about the history, people, culture, food and lifestyle of this relatively new but rapidly developing city.

A world-class convention centre built in the style of the King’s Palace of olden days, lights up the night sky at the top of one of the many hills of Kigali. Kigali offers beautiful scenery with many charming panoramic views, as well as a growing number of luxury accommodation options to stay, dine out and have a drink, with first-time visitors to the colourful city often remarking how clean the streets are. Book a day excursion Kigali city tour with us, and discover the beauty of this city.

Attractions & Activities | Things to do

There are several attractions in Kigali City including; Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kigali City Tower, Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, Ntarama Genocide Memorial, Rwanda Art Museum, Nyanza Genocide Memorial, Caplaki Crafts Village, Kimironko Market, Kandt House Museum, Inema Arts Centre, Kigali Convention Centre, and Nyamirambo Women's Centre, and various activities which include; Visiting the genocide memorials, community visits – Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Kigali city sightseeing, city tour – drive or walk, events socializing, among others. 

Here are Trafeka’s top 5 recommendations;

1. Kigali city tour

For an in-depth experience of Kigali, look no further than “Kigali city tours.” These half or full day tours, led by our professional local guides, take you through five neighbourhoods on a full day packed with sightseeing, eating, and learning about the city. Book a day excursion Kigali city tour with us and discover the beauty of Kigali.

2. Pay your respects at the genocide Memorial

Rwanda’s 1994 genocide was definitely a tragic event, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial does an excellent job of commemorating it. A trip to the Rwandan capital of Kigali for a historical tour with us, is a sobering experience as you'll learn about Rwanda’s troubled history and listen to first-hand horror stories, scouring through photos and artifacts that depicted the brutal killings and watching their videos.

3. Shop at Kimironko market

Out of Kigali’s many markets, Kimironko market is the biggest and one of the best. You'll check out African clothing, fruit and vegetables, fish, fabric, plus baskets. The Agaseke baskets sold by the dozen in this covered complex are beautiful and unique to Rwanda. Also spend some time haggling for avocados before buying gifts for everyone on your list.

4. Visit a milk bar

Cows are exceptionally important to Rwandan culture; they symbolize wealth, prosperity and identity. Today, cows are still used to paying dowry or bride price. As a result, Milk is also very important culturally and milk bars or small shops dedicated only to milk with a drawing of a cow on the door and the phrase, ‘Amata Meza’ meaning fresh milk in Kinyarwanda, are classically Kigali. Visit Nyamirambo or Kimisagara neighbourhoods with us for the best milk experience. 

5. Inema Arts Center

With Kigali’s art scene on the rise, unique and contemporary Rwandan art can be found all over the city. Visit Inema Arts Center with us for beautiful pieces, happy hours, yoga classes, and other events that can be found in this creative space. Founded by brothers Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, the gallery is home to fourteen different Rwandan artists, including some of Kigali’s best and brightest talent.

Accommodation: Where to stay in Kigali

Are you looking for places to stay in Kigali? Contact us. We are available 24/7 to help travellers make their travel more enjoyable with our concierge and personal assistance. Book a hotel in Kigali with us and enjoy our great discounts. We'll help reserve you a friendly hotel for business, family or honeymoon.

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