As Rwanda’s capital and its geographical heart, Kigali is an important business center and port. Spread across four hills, the city retains a garden feel, with a satisfyingly organic shape dictated by the verdant slopes over which it sprawls. The compact, low-rise center surrounds a busy, colorful market, and is studded with souvenir stalls displaying a wide range of local crafts. The Muslim quarter is well worth a visit, and you can explore the network of leafy avenues that wind into the surrounding residential suburbs.
Kigali Genocide Memorial
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Places: Kigali (1 day) → Volcanoes National Park (2) → Nairobi (1) → Laikipia - Ol Pejeta / Solio (2) → Masai Mara (3) → Nairobi (1) → Kigali (1)
Tour Highlights: Local Crafts, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Hilly Country, Gorilla Trekking, Hiking, Walking Trails, Contemporary African Art...
The Retreat, a luxury boutique hotel in Kigali, offers you a lavish and indulgent stay. Strikingly colorful, stay in exclusive rooms boasting local artifacts and traditional textures to reflect the essence of Rwanda.