Destination Pages - Africa - Kigali Rwanda


Be impressed by the rebirth of Kigali, one of the most attractive capital cities in Africa, as well as easily one of the cleanest and safest.

Discovering the beauty of Kigali: a guide to Rwanda's capital city

Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, is a vibrant metropolis with a distinct blend of modernism and heritage. Kigali is a must-see destination for anybody going to East Africa, thanks to its clean streets, friendly people, and breathtaking environment. Here's a list of the top things to do and do in Kigali while staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center, Kigali, or Park Inn by Radisson Kigali where each hotel provides quick access to the city's dynamic heart, close to the airport and city center, and has rooms that can accommodate up to 5,000 attendees.

Visit the Kimironko Market

For a taste of local culture, head to the Kimironko Market. This bustling market is a great place to shop for souvenirs, sample some local cuisine, and experience the vibrant energy of Kigali's street life. You'll find everything from fresh produce and handmade crafts to clothing and electronics at this lively market.

Hike Mount Kigali

For some outdoor adventure, head to Mount Kigali. This mountain offers stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside, and there are several hiking trails that wind their way up to the summit. Be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen, as it can get hot on the mountain.

Try local cuisine at Nyamirambo Women's Center

If you're looking for a taste of authentic Rwandan cuisine, head to the Nyamirambo Women's Center. This community-based organization offers cooking classes and food tours that allow visitors to learn about traditional Rwandan dishes and cooking techniques. You'll also have a chance to meet some of the women who run the center and learn about their work in the community.

Take a day trip to Akagera National Park

If you have some extra time in Kigali, consider taking a day trip to Akagera National Park. This park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and hippos. You can take a guided safari tour through the park to see these animals up close and learn about their habitats and behaviors.

Kigali is a vibrant and welcoming city that offers something for everyone. Whether you're interested in history, culture, nature, or just soaking up the local vibe, you're sure to find plenty to do and see in this bustling East African metropolis.


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Park Inn by Radisson Kigali - Exterior
Offering a prime city center location, the Park Inn by Radisson Kigali is the premier hotel choice in Rwanda's capital city.
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Kigali Roundabout 2.25 miles/3.62 kilometers from downtown
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Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre Kigali - Exterior Hotel View Night
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center in Kigali is just 5 kilometers from the bustling city center and Kigali International Airport (KGL).
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