Most visitors to Rwanda will arrive into Kigali’s international airport to access the country’s many scenic and wildlife attractions, and the city can be a comfortable stop-over at the start or end of a Rwanda tour.

Kigali is Rwanda’s rapidly expanding Capital city and an increasingly important centre of commerce and trade, yet it has retained the pleasant feel of a garden city with a low-rise centre, green spaces and elegant boulevards.

There is a range of hotels of a good standard and a varied choice of restaurants and cafes – some reflecting the country’s former links with Belgium – as well as an increasing number of wine bars and trendy clubs.

Various memorial attractions – including the Kigali Memorial Center – are a poignant reminder of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 when over one million people were killed in just 100 days. These sobering yet meaningful sites can be included on tours to learn about the atrocities and how these have shaped Rwanda’s cultural and social history.

A busy and vibrant craft market at the centre offers a colourful insight into Rwandan life and is a great spot for unique hand-crafted souvenirs.

Hotels in Kigali

Kigali Serena Hotel

This luxury hotel is just 10km from the airport. It offers a relaxed and elegant atmosphere with good facilities including a lovely swimming pool, pool deck and gardens……… more

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