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Kigali
Inhabited since the 11th-century, what is now Kigali has been the home of Twas, Tutsis and Hutus. The city sits on a series of verdant ridges and lush valleys, and has a Muslim Quarter and a bustling market. Rwanda's capital is the site of battles that left over a million, mostly Tutsi and moderate Hutus, dead. Kigali Memorial Centre is a permanent memorial to 1994's Genocide, built on a mass grave where 250,000 are buried. Kigali City Tour Bus offers an excellent introduction to this now safe, friendly city.

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Kigali Memorial Centre / Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre
Kigali Memorial Centre / Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre
Owner description: A permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried, and is a place where many people who lost loved ones... more Owner description: A permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried, and is a place where many people who lost loved ones in the genocide go to remember and grieve. No entrance fee; donations gratefully accepted. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Inema Art Center
Inema Art Center
Owner description: Founded in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, the Inema Arts Centre's mission is to spur creativity for personal, social, and... more Owner description: Founded in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, the Inema Arts Centre's mission is to spur creativity for personal, social, and economic growth.At its core, Inema provides space for 10 artists-in-residence to explore their creative talent. Specialising in contemporary african art, Inema's artists produce painting, sculpture, and mixed media expressions, all of which is showcased at the Gallery at Inema Arts Center.Inema is also home to the following- Nziza Artworks, featuring bespoke jewelry, African linens and leatherworks made by women at the onsite Nziza Workshop- Art with a Mission, training children with limitted resources art to give them livelihood;- Inema Dance, our youth cultural dance troupe, Inema art center provides a room for weekly traditional dance classes to the experts .Inema is open daily from 8AM to 8 PM, located in Kigali in the suburb of Kacyiru. Take the first right after the Umubano Hotel (the old Novotel), and then the first left. Inema is located on KG 563 Street in 100 meters down the road, past Solace Ministries, behind Telecom House. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Ntarama Church
Ntarama Church
Owner description: This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide memorial. It remains a solemn tribute to those who were slain, the bones and belongings of the dead still lying... more Owner description: This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide memorial. It remains a solemn tribute to those who were slain, the bones and belongings of the dead still lying among the aisles and the altar. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
Nyamata Church
Nyamata Church
Attraction type: Religious Sites
Ivuka Arts Centre
Ivuka Arts Centre
Attraction type: Art Galleries

All places to eat » Places to eat

Brachetto Restaurant & Wine Bar
Brachetto Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Kigali
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Tapas, Wine Bar
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Meze Fresh
Meze Fresh
Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Kigali
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Heaven Restaurant & Inn
Heaven Restaurant & Inn
Ranked #3 of 78 Restaurants in Kigali
Price: $10 - $35
Cuisines: International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Rz MANNA
Rz MANNA
Ranked #4 of 78 Restaurants in Kigali
Cuisines: Café, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
L'epicurien
L'epicurien
Ranked #5 of 78 Restaurants in Kigali
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Gastropub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

TRCompanion
TRCompanion
$35
Ranked #1 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Kigali
Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel
2.0 of 5
Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel
$16 - $59
Ranked #2 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Kigali
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Amaris Hotel Rwanda
Amaris Hotel Rwanda
$28 - $107
Ranked #12 of 86 Kigali B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Heaven Restaurant & Inn
Heaven Restaurant & Inn
$94 - $114
Ranked #3 of 86 Kigali B&B and Inns
Step Town Motel
Step Town Motel
$57 - $65
Ranked #4 of 35 Hotels in Kigali
Cari Hotel
3.0 of 5 Cari Hotel
$80 - $130
Ranked #9 of 86 Kigali B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand Legacy Hotel
5.0 of 5
Grand Legacy Hotel
$292 - $322
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Kigali
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Kigali Serena Hotel
5.0 of 5
Kigali Serena Hotel
$409 - $642
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Kigali
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Urban by CityBlue
4.0 of 5
Urban by CityBlue
$185 - $211
Ranked #10 of 35 Hotels in Kigali
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