1 Day Kigali City Tour
Kigali (Kinyarwanda: [ciɡɑlí]), has an estimate population of about 1.3 million (2015). It is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is situated near the geographic centre of the nation. The city has been the economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda since it became capital at independence in 1962. The main residence and offices of the President of Rwanda are located in the city, as are the government ministries. The city is found in the province of Kigali City, which was enlarged in January 2006, as part of local government reorganisation in the country. Kigali’s city limits covers the whole province, it is consolidated. The city’s urban area covers about 70% of the municipal boundaries.
In the morning your driver / guide will pick you up from your hotel (or otherwise advised) after breakfast (your own) and you will do a briefing of Kigali city tour and the rest of the program for the day. The City tour of Kigali gives the outsider an opportunity to see Kigali Commercial, administrative, cultural and Residential areas. This includes the Kigali Genocide Museum that is at the heart of every Rwandan, the Nyamironko Kigali market is one that shows a typical local goods market, and the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre shows some of the collections from the colonial times.
You will have a break for lunch where you will have a variety of cuisines of your preferences from a wide range of restaurants.
Related 1 Day excursions
On this excursion, tourist places to be visited include Rubaga Cathedral, Lubiri – palace to the Kabaka (king) of Buganda, Namirembe Church and Old Kampala Mosque. You will as will visit Makerere University, one of the oldest Universities in Sub Saharan Africa, the Uganda Museum where you can catch a summarized collection of Uganda’s Culture and History in one place as well as the Bahai Temple, the only temple for the Bahai faithful in Africa and Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine where the Christian martyr’s were burnt alive.
This two hour journey from Kampala (or 4 hours from Entebbe) takes you to Jinja town in Eastern Uganda passing you through the tropical forests of Mabira. For the nature lovers, you will have an opportunity to tour Mabira Forest
Hotels in Kigali City
Hotel des Mille Collines
Inspired by Rwanda’s unforgettable geographical terrain, the hotel derives its name from its motherland known as the “land of a thousand hills.” Inaugurated in 1973 as the premier grand hotel of the country and becoming a shelter to, a light of hope in the darkness for a terrified crowd of up to 2,000 people who were saved by the hotel opening its doors in 1994 during the Genocide against the Tutsi.
Located in the central business district, the hotel allows you to enjoy the breathtaking views over the hills of Kigali while indulging in culinary delights from casual to fine dining, international cuisine to local signature dishes! The hotel has also for long been known to promote local artists as well as the Rwandan Culture and produce. This is evident through the display of local art around the hotel which not only beautifies it but generates income for the local artists as the art pieces are sold; A ‘Cultural Night’ is held every Friday, dedicated to give its guests a taste of the Rwandan culture through live performances of song and dance; and the hotel uses 90% of local produce!
Kigali Srena Hotel
On an enchanting boulevard in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda, in a secure location just a five-minute walk from the CBD, lies Kigali Serena Hotel. A distinctively rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture with contemporary 5-star comfort in 148 sophisticated rooms and suites, Serena Kigali hotel provides a private and peaceful retreat like no other for discerning international diplomats and executives.
- Pool, Pool Deck and Gardens
- International Conference Centre
- Maisha Spa & Health Club
- Executive Lounge & Bar
- Concierge Services
- The Milima Restaurant
- The Sokoni Café and Bar
- The Executive Lounge and Bar
- Business Centre, travel desk, taxi and limousine service
- Gift Shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk
Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center in Kigali is just 5 kilometers from the bustling city center and Kigali International Airport (KGL). Our contemporary hotel is situated in an office park with Kigali Convention Center, which has room for up to 5,000 delegates. It’s just 2 km from several government embassies, the British High Commission, the Parliament and the Supreme Court.
This Kigali hotel’s 291 rooms and suites offer private balconies and free high-speed Wi-Fi. 2 on-site restaurants, including one with all-day dining, serve up continental and Rwandan favorites as well as the Super Breakfast Buffet. For a light bite or a relaxing nightcap, visit the Lounge Bar.
The hotel also offers 650 parking bays. After a day exploring Kigali you can maintain your workout regimen in our fitness center and relax in the outdoor swimming pool.