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Our 1 Day Kigali City Tour Rwanda with a guide and private vehicle includes Kigali’s city highlights and offers our guests an in-depth view of Kigali and Rwanda’s history as a country.
Get to know Rwanda’s most beautiful and amazing city – Kigali, learn about the country’s culture and history by visiting the cultural and historical sites of Kigali.
Kigali is Rwanda’s capital city and was named in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda. The city is built on several hills and valleys gaining the title – Hilly City or “the land of a thousand hills.
Kigali comprises 3 major districts and including Nyarugenge, Kicukiro as well as Gasabo. The total population of the people is about 1 million of which 70% of Kigali City is remote with close to 50% of its population being women and 60% being young.
The trip begins after breakfast from your hotel with a visit to Juru Park for a fantastic view of the city, followed by a visit to the Presidential Palace Museum, Genocide Memorial Centre, Kimoronko Giant Market, and a visit to the Caplaki Kigali Artist Village.
Other interesting sites you could add to the itinerary include a walking tour of Nyamirambo, Nyamata church, Ethnographic museum, Green Park, and shopping malls among other places.
Later in the evening, proceed to the Crystal View Cocktail Lounge on the eighth floor of the Top Tower Hotel which offers a stunning 360° panoramic view over the skyline of Kigali.
1 Day Kigali City Tour Rwanda | Places of Interest
Nyamata Church Genocide Site: This is another site in Kigali where the genocide took place, over 5000 people in the and around this church in 1994
Genocide Memorial Centre: Regarded as one of the best museums in Africa. Visit the Gisozi Genocide site to learn of the dark times of 100 days of genocide in the entire country in 1994
Kandt Museum and Natural History Museum: The Kandt museum is found at the base of Mount Jali and Mount Kigali. It is in the same place that the German explorer Dr. Kadnt resided
Presidential Palace Museum: This palace was for the former president Habyarimana who passed away in 1994 in a plane crash in the presidential compound. It is his death that launched a dark era of the genocide
Art Museum: Visit Inema Arts Center for contemporary African art, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, African fabrics, and leatherworks. At the museum, visitors will be treated to some cool performances by the young kids at the art museum
Walking Tour of Nyamirambo: It’s filled with character and the streets are almost always bustling with people – unlike the rest of the city’s sleepy streets.
It’s where many of Kigali’s Muslims live and it also houses lots of lively bars that seem to be open and busy any time of the day
Souvenir Shopping: Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperation, a selection of market stalls where you can shop for woodcarvings, drums, baskets, and ceramics. Kimironko market also sells arts and crafts
A visit to the Azizi Life Boutique located at the Heaven Restaurant offers something really nice items that are a bit more upscale and unique and crafted by talented local artisans.
1 Day Kigali City Tour Rwanda Prices
1-Day Kigali City Tour Rwanda Prices Include:
All Entrance fees + A hearty lunch in the city + Transportation in a safari vehicle + Bottled water in the safari Vehicle + Tour of the Kigali Genocide Memorial + Services of a professional English-speaking Driver/ Guide + Tour of the Kimoronko Giant Market/ Caplaki Kigali Artist Village + Tour of the Natural History Museum of Rwanda also known as the ‘Kandt House & Juru Park, one of the highest points offering magnificent views of Kigali city center
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* Timing: 0830 Hours to 1730 Hours
* Our city tour of Kigali will cover some of the most historical and cultural sites in the Rwandan capital and depends on your interests
1-Day Kigali City Tour Rwanda Prices Exclude:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of 1 person required
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)