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Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda's capital, Kigali, straggles over several hills, with the city center on one and the government/administrative quarter on another.

The center of Kigali is bustling, colorful, noisy but clean and safe. Its occupants, from smart-suited business people to scruffy kids, go about their activities, only lessening their tempo briefly in the middle of the day.

Peaceful tree-lined residential streets stretch outwards and generally downwards from the city's heart, and give visitors ample scope for strolling.

Hotels in Kigali

There aren't many tourist attractions in Kigali itself and you're unlikely to want to spend many full days there, but there are some good hotels, where the services are plentiful and the ambience is pleasant.

It is a good base from which to explore the rest of Rwanda, all parts of which are easily accessible by road in less than a day.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Kigali

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Kigali, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Kigali

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    Places near Kigali

    Accommodation choices for Kigali

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kigali. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Lemigo Hotel, Kigali

      Lemigo Hotel

      Medium

      Lemigo Hotel is located in a quiet suburb of Kigali, approximately 20 minutes from the airport. The hotel is quite large with 97 rooms housed over three levels.

    • Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali

      Kigali Serena Hotel

      First Class

      This is an international standard hotel in the heart of Kigali. The rooms are very comfortable and luxurious and the service excellent. If you're looking for high quality accommodation and luxury during your stay in Kigali, this is the best option.

    Ideas for experiencing Kigali

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Kigali, and which use the best local guides.

    • Kigali City Tour
      Caplaki Handicraft Centre, Kigali

      Kigali City Tour

      Kigali City Tour

      A city tour with a guide and private vehicle will visit some of the cities sights and monuments and teach you more about Rwanda's history. The tour will include the deeply moving and very well designed Gisozi Genocide Museum, where more than 250,000 Rwandans who were killed during the 1994 genocide have been buried.

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