Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, is nestled among verdant hills and scenic valleys. The city boasts a mix of traditional and modern architecture, with vibrant markets, cultural landmarks, and culinary delights. Kigali is also a gateway to Rwanda’s lush forests and wildlife reserves, including the famous gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
Kigali is Rwanda’s capital and largest city, located in the centre of the country and surrounded by rolling hills and steep valleys.
This thriving and lively city is Rwanda’s economic, cultural and transport hub and has everything you would expect, from fantastic hotels and restaurants to banks, hospitals, schools and universities. Kigali has a population of around 1.1 million people and enjoys a warm climate. The towering Kigali Mountain behind the skyline makes for a beautiful backdrop for this fun and upbeat city.
An inescapable part of Rwanda’s history is the devastating 1994 genocide that rocked the country and the world. More than 20 years on, we can reflect on this atrocity and better understand what happened through a visit to the genocide memorial, a simple whitewashed building set among the mass graves of the 250,000 victims of brutal tribal massacres.