Kigali city is the capital of Rwanda, famously known as the land of a thousand hills. Rwanda is one of Africa’s fast-growing countries and one of the cleanest cities one can ever see on the continent. Kigali City Tour will allow you to discover the beauty in Rwanda’s capital which is rich in culture and history. Rwanda Tours are most thought of by travelers who are interested in trekking mountain gorillas, however, Rwanda has a lot more to offer beyond Gorilla trekking Safari Tours.
A Kigali City Tour is perhaps the best option to discover this beautiful city within the hills of Rwanda. Discovering Kigali is very affordable and an opportunity to discover the touching history of Rwanda. You can experience Kigali City in just a 1-day city tour and half-day tour before or after other top Rwanda safari experiences like Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes, Wildlife safaris in Akagera, or Chimpanzee and Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park. There are several things that a tourist can undertake during a Kigali city tour and here are the activities to do while on the tour.
Here are top places to visit while on your Kigali city safari;
Actually, Mount Kigali is more of a hill with a lot of houses on it rather than an isolated wilderness. However, it is an enjoyable spot to go for a leisurely walk or an easy trek. The hike itself is beautiful as you go past unique charming small houses and narrow roads. Visiting Mt Kigali is an interesting stroll up a large hill for very beautiful views of Kigali city. Spend some time on your full-day city tour getting a hilltop view of the area. To ensure you do not spend more time walking below the “mountain” then take a taxi to the bottom of Mount Kigali at Nyamirambo.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial is a museum in Rwanda that portrays the fateful events of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. It has three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The second one has a children’s memorial and an exhibition on genocidal violence around the world. The third is an Education center, gardens, and Genocide archive of Rwanda which form part of a meaningful tribute to those who perished, and provide a powerful educational tool to visitors.
Milk from the numerous cows raised by the inhabitants in Rwanda is quite popular. Visit a milk bar where milk is poured straight from the tap while taking a city tour in Kigali to sample the beverage. There are some traditional milk bars like Kiruhimbi and there are also corporate milk bar chains like Inyange Milk Zone.
Local markets in Kigali offer a vibrancy of a truly African marketplace always characterized by discovery and memorable sights. Markets are more authentic with handicrafts, clothing, fresh fruit, and vegetables. Visit a market and learn how to bargain like a pro, shop for fresh fruits, and have a taste of many of them.
Relax on Lake Kivu
Enjoy and relax by the lakeside of Lake Kivu. Here you can also take local boat trips to the small islands. This is a perfect place to relax, especially in the summer.
If you planning to go on a Rwanda tour don’t miss out on taking a Kigali city tour either on a full-day or half-day tour. You can book your city tour with us as we shall help you tailor-make your journey. You can also add Rwanda gorilla tour, wildlife safari in Rwanda, or birding tour to your Rwanda bucket list. From Rwanda, you can also take a tailor-made tour with a Uganda safari, Kenya tour, or Tanzania safari in search of wildlife, mountain gorillas, or birds.