Kigali City Tour
The Kigali City Tour provides an in-depth look at Kigali city with its past as well as present, guaranteeing that you to experience the lively Kigali city. Kigali city is Rwanda’s capital blessed with a moderate climate all through the year with a lively commercial centre of the country. It is regarded as the heart of Rwanda and also the most beautiful city in East Africa and most clean. Kigali is beautiful both day and night, during the night-time, lights glimmer over some of the thousand hills in the country.
Kigali City offers residents a variety of bike lanes, thriving farmers markets filled with green food, provide clean air and environment. To take a critical glance of the city is not missing Kigali city tour on your Rwanda Safari tour. A mere look at the city, it explains it all why Rwanda is called “Land of a Thousand Hills”.
The city can easily be visited at any time of the year since it has no seasons. Due to its record of cleanliness, it has been able to host several high level conferences and activities bringing a number of delegates from all over the world.
Kigali City was established in 1907 just as a tiny colonial out-post by Dr. Richard Kandt, who was the very first resident German colonialist in Rwanda who lived at the foothills of Mounts Jali and Kigali in the middle of the city and today this was turned into a Natural History Museum honouring his great work; it is a very common stop for the city tours.
Also one of the most important and special days in Kigali is the Umuganda Day which means “coming together to achieve a common purpose” When you visit the city on the last Saturday of the month you will feel to be part of Rwanda people. It’s because people and visitors across the country commit time to projects aimed at improving the country’s public spaces, in a mandatory practice.
Kigali city is divided into 3 districts: Nyarugenge, Gasabo and Kicukiro and is the most populated area in Kigali with a million people. Your Kigali City Tour starts as a historic journey with a guided tour through the initial modern building from which this capital was founded, to the fast developing neighbourhoods which are changing the appearance of this city.
Kigali is among the cleanest, most friendly and safest cities in Africa attracting several visitors plus investors. During the tour, guests will pass through the older commercial “quarters”, residential areas and business areas of Kigali, visit some of the historic sites established in memory of the 1994 brutal Tutsi Genocide, have a guided tour to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial, as also find out more about the various neighbourhoods as well as local attractions of the city. Come and personally experience this beautiful yet very clean country.
The city hosts a number of bars, great coffee shops as well as local plus international restaurants offering Chinese, Greek, Italian, Thai, North African plus East African cuisines. Resto-bars are actually a favorite to the Kigali’s residents since the people enjoy the scrumptious meal and the great music plus drinks. Kigali’s vibrant nightlife is certainly the best entertainment for any visitor.
Kigali has a lot of sites to be visited which may include markets, especially the Kimironko market is one of the best and the biggest where we take most of our guests. Items found include; second-hand clothing, fruit and vegetables, fish, fabric, baskets and many more.
The best means of transport to move around is by the local motorcycle. Kigali City is the cleanest since it offers their residents a variety of bike lanes, thriving farmers markets filled with green food, provide clean air and environment. The local motorcycle known as ‘MOTO” gives an opportunity to visit the various land mark buildings and culture diversity that most visitors find it hard to explore.
The local moto taxi eases touring the hilly areas and you enjoy hassle-free round-trip transfer from your hotel to all your destinations. As you enjoy your exceptional journey, enjoy the cool breeze. During your ride you will explore Genocide Memorial, Nyamirambo quarters, art exhibitions and various spots of interest and saves on your time
Kigali Genocide Memoria – It stands as a monument of remembrance to all those who perished of about one million people. It’s one of the most popular visitor attraction built by the UK-based Aegis Trust in partnership with the Kigali City Council. You will be told the stories about how people suffered and survived.
You will notice photographs of the faces of many of the victims that have been put up by remaining family members.
Camp Kigali Memorial – When the violence began, Presidential Guard soldiers invaded the home, disarmed the Belgians and transported them to Camp Kigali where they were killed.
The home was for a Prime Minister and they were Presidential Guard soldiers who had attacked. Its also called the Blue Beret Museum.
Kandt House Museum – Kandt was a soldier, doctor and dedicated his life to researching the natural environment of Rwanda. And this is why is called Museum of Natural History of Rwanda on Nyarugenge Hill in Kigali.
Caplaki Craft Village – It’s a create craft village located just outside Kigali. It has different stalls that display a lot of handicraft products that may include spears, pots and baskets. You will be able to buy any of your choice and at a friendly price.
Kigali Convention Centre – It’s the first and largest Convention Centre in Rwanda. Its unique designs attract many tourists all over the world. It portrays a clear reference of Rwanda Culture. Different concerts and festivals take place here.
This tour will leave you when you have understood the history behind the genocide and witness the progress that has been made since.