Kigali City tour is a Memorable Experience
Kigali city has not only given Rwanda but the whole of the East African region a new definition. Its beauty teamed up with spectacular green nature covering angulating hills will turn you into a story teller.
Undeniably, Kigali city tour is full of captivating attractions that will leave you speechless. Kigali city tour is one classic urban tour that beats the experiences of all you have done before by far.
Just like Kampala is popularly referred to as “the city that never slumbers,” Nairobi as “the city with a national park full”, Rwandese also thought hard to get their city recognized thus made it outstandingly clean, organized, safe until it got the name “Africa’s Switzerland”.
You can choose to have only city tours in Africa and you will be amazed on these cities of Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali, and Dar es Salaam are distinctively defined.
Kigali is a thriving city notable for its cleanliness, orderliness and hospitality. It offers tourists some of the best city tour experiences on the African continent. Many travelers that have been here have been left with little to say.
Kigali city-Cleanest city in Africa
Touring Kigali city has been simplified with the introduction of the Kigali Sightseeing Bus which helps to elevate the experiences encountered during the Kigali city tour to a new level by giving tourists the opportunity to see the very best of Kigali’s tourist attractions.
The Kigali sightseeing buses are so luxurious, double-decker, open roofed offering incredible views of the beautiful Kigali city.
Below is the list of places to visit and things to do while in the small beautiful city of the remarkable Rwanda. Feel free to Contact Jewel Safaris in case you need your combined Uganda- Rwanda safari to have the Kigali city tour added onto it.
Attractions in Kigali city for a city tour
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Rwanda’s 1994 genocide was an undeniably a tragic event, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial does an excellent job of commemorating it. A visit to the memorial is unforgettable as visitors get to learn about the events before, during, and after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi which saw over 250,000 lives being lost.
Contact Jewel Safaris about your Rwanda safari and we shall organize your safari to the site where the befallen innocent souls rest.
Fruits displayed in Kimironko market in Rwanda
Outstandingly, this is one of Kigali’s remarkable market. Kimironko market is one of the biggest and best markets in Rwanda, with products ranging from second-hand clothing, fruits and vegetables, fish, fabric, and handcrafts such as baskets all sold in this covered complex.
Spend some time buying fruits and vegetables before buying gifts for everyone on your updated shopping list. The Agaseke baskets are beautifully woven, unique to Rwanda, and sold by in the dozens of stalls in Kimironko market.
Watch a soccer game at the Amahoro Stadium
Situated at the Remera neighbourhood, the multi-purpose Amahoro stadium is the largest in Rwanda with a capacity of about 30,000 people. Soccer matches are held here regularly, as Rwandese from all over Kigali come to support their teams.
The two most popular teams of Kigali are Police FC and Armée Patriotique Rwandaise FC (called APR), with league champions Rayon Sports FC based in Nyanza, the southern province of Rwanda. Games are a reliably rowdy, loud, and fun affair, a perfect getaway for visitors who would like to mingle with the locals. Join the chariot as you go to watch local football matches, concerts or even other public events.
Located in Kanombe, a neighborhood near the airport, the presidential palace was once home to the former President Juvenal Habyarimana who died in a plane crash together with Cyprian Ntaryamira of Burundi and about 60 other passengers. The remains of the presidential plane are still visible on the grounds, and the crash is credited as the reason for the beginning of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
A visit to this museum is an interesting one as you get to learn about life and lifestyle of the former president. However, few photographs are allowed to be taken onsite especially in the interior of the building.
Kigali’s art scene is on the rise. Unique and contemporary Rwandan art can be found all over the city, and Inema Arts Center houses some of Kigali’s best and brightest talent. The gallery was founded by brothers Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, and hosts the work of fourteen different Rwandese artists. In addition to beautiful pieces, happy hours (check them out on Thursday!), yoga classes, and other events can be found in their creative space.
Visit the capital of Rwanda for city tours
There are other places you can visit in the land of a thousand hills “Remarkable Rwanda.” Don’t leave Rwanda without tracking mountain gorillas. Contact us at Jewel Safaris for an itinerary and quotation. You will never stop reminiscing after your visit to Rwanda.