- November 28, 2018
- Posted by: Administrator2
- Categories: Gorillas, Rwanda Safaris, Wildlife safaris
Most people visit Rwanda just to meet the endangered mountain gorillas and they don’t spare some time to explore Rwanda’s capital thinking that the city has nothing much to offer hence isn’t worthy a stop. It is wrong, Kigali city has a lot of charming and interesting experiences, culture and a rich history to present to you. Kigali city tour can’t disappoint you, just head out and explore the cleanest city in Africa.
A short tour in Kigali city provides an in depth comparison between the dark past of Kigali, its charming present and a future full of hope. Rwanda’s capital, Kigali city is a commercial center of Rwanda with a relatively moderate climate throughout the year.
Besides Kigali being a home of stunning landscapes, beautiful and lively people, the night life is another great experience to look out for, with beautiful and glimmering lights that shine over the romantic hills that surround the city. Make it a must to experience the nightlife of Kigali by having a city excursion during your safari holiday in Rwanda.
The city spans over three districts; Gasabo, Nyarugenge and Kicukiro, with a total population of about one million people. The trip takes you through the ancient buildings from which the city was founded to the fast developing neighborhoods which are changing the general outlook and serenity of Kigali city.
Once again Kigali city is one of the friendliest, cleanest and safest destination on the African continent and it attracts a number of travelers and investors.
Due to its favorable climate, a city tour in Kigali makes you feel differently like away from home. The city is positioned within a three hour drive journey from Rwanda’s significant attractions. Make it a must to have a city tour on your way to Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking, Nyungwe national park for chimpanzee tracking and iconic canopy walk or to Akagera national park for epic Big 5 Safari.
It is believed that the city was established in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, who was the first colonial resident in Rwanda. He used to live at the foothills of mount jail in the middle of Kigali. It was turned into a historical Museum honoring his great works. A short Kigali city tour gives you a chance to visit the place to discover the history of Rwanda.
Kigali city tour also takes you through the old commercial, residential and business areas of the town. Discover some of the historic sites established in memory of the genocide that occurred in 1994 like Kigali memorial genocide center, Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches located in the out skirts of Kigali city, among others.
It is better to utilize the time and chance. A city tour in Kigali presents the only chance to explore every corner of Kigali and various attractions in the city. Some of the vibrant spots that you can’t dare miss on a Kigali city tour include Presidential palace museum, Belgian monument, the historical Hotel Rwanda, Art studios, Mount Kigali, Kigali craft market and so much more.
The presidential palace Museum was home of the former president of Rwanda Juvenal Habyarimana and Pasteur Bizimungu in the year of 1970s to late 1990s. The palace is a perfect place to visit during your Kigali city tour and it gives travelers a chance to experience the former state house and also gain an overview of Rwanda’s history.
In the compound of this Museum lies the FALCON 50 presidential plane that was shot down in 1994 by the RPF forces (current government), an incident that marked the end of genocide.
Kigali has a number of classic coffee shops, bars, clubs and vibrant local and international restaurants serving Italian, Thai, local, Chinese and Indian dishes, among others.
A short Kigali city tour will unveil the wonders of “land of a thousand hills” and appreciate the beauty of this popular traveler’s destination.