Kigali Tours
Kigali City Sightseeing
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Kigali City Sightseeing

By Countryside Tours-Rwanda
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 6-90, max of 6 per group
Duration: 7–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Complimentary WiFi onboard the vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Only for morning 10h00 tours, not included for afternoon (13h00) tours.
  • A cup of coffee/tea or a drink (alcohol/non-alcohol) of choice at Roof-top bar
  • Vehicle and a local driver-guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Kigali city
  • Entry/Admission - Kigali
  • Entry/Admission - Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Kigali
What's not included
  • Extra to one drink
  • Anything not explicitly included in the tour


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick all our travelers. In the notes (or message), please provide the name of the hotel for pick-up or the street number of the house (place) anywhere in Kigali city.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Kigali Intl. Airport, Kigali Rwanda
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103620P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • At stop points during the trip, it is necessary to remain within the group so as to avoid disappearances which can result into activity delay.
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Shoes: Sneakers or any other comfortable shoes
        • Kigali car-free day: Every first and last sunday of a month, 07h00-10h00. The tour goes on but we avoid the blocked roads
        • PLEASE MENTION THE PICK-UP PLACE IN THE NOTES
        • To prevent Covid-19 transmission, Uzuri K&Y workshop for sandals IS NOT VISITED until further notice
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103620P1

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        About the operator
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        • Countryside Tours-Rwanda
          157
          Kigali, Rwanda
          Joined in October 2018
        • jennypN364ZI
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing day at akagera
          First time in Kigali and first time at Akagera National Park. It was amazing! Our tour guide Ben was the best tour guide we could ask for. He was very accommodating, welcoming, and knowledgeable. Very funny guy and knows the ins and outs of the park. Definitely would recommend. Thank you Ben for a wonderful experience!
          Written July 1, 2024
        • 795janinea
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Tour!
          I had a lovely day trip to Akagera National Park! My tour guide Ben was amazing and really knew how to navigate through a group with different personalities. I had originally booked a solo trip but the organizer had asked me if I was interested in sharing the tour with 2 other individuals. With that, the organizer offered a partial refund. To me, having this option was a great way to save some money :) My highlight of the tour was probably seeing giraffes and zebras up close! And, the interesting facts Ben shared with us about the animals. I would highly recommend! (Noting that if you are someone that gets car sick easily, this tour might not be for you)
          Written June 29, 2024
        • S8752PUowens
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience of a lifetime!
          I was not sure what to expect for this tour, but the trip exceeded my expectations. My guide Ben was amazing. He was able to tell me a lot about the history of Rwanda along the way, as well as the various areas that we drove through. He was also very knowledgable about the Park- its history, its animals, its ecosystem, and more! I learned a lot, and had a very good time. I highly recommend this tour!
          Written June 18, 2024
        • 755hamin
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Tour guide was born
          What a memorable day exploring the Akagera National park to catch the big 5 or how we like to call them the big 5 and the medium 5. Our tour guide was a very professional and knowledgeable young man. A walking Wikipedia with the necessary tools of an expert safari guide; binoculars and encyclopedias. I did other safaris later and looking back, I can see the high quality of the one in Akagera! I learned so so much about animals, wildlife, Rwanda and its fauna that on other tours I could easily take the role of a guide just by sharing the information I learned on this 1day game drive. we felt comfortable and in good hands, he always respected our wish if we wanted to make small changes to the original plan. All in all, big thank you! 🙏🏼
          Written May 25, 2024
        • C8683ILnatalyas
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful, informative and exciting
          I had some time left after my business trip, so I decided to go on a very spontaneous trip to the Akagera park with Jean-Paul, and it was a perfect, very colourful and exciting experience! Jean-Paul knows everything about the nature and animals and is a great guide through villages and the area around the park. I can really recommend this trip and a visit to the great country of Rwanda! Warmly, Natalya
          Written May 8, 2024
        • geoffreyk414
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Day trip from Kigali
          It was really fun, we saw so much. Our tour guide was very kind and was going out of his way to show us as many animals as he could. On time to pick us up and drop us off. Perfect day trip for us.
          Written May 7, 2024
        • adrianes835
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Loved it!!
          Our guide Ben Alfa was incredible and made the experience so special for us! He made a huge effort to locate the animals in the park and gave us plenty of time to watch them and take pictures. 100% would recommend!!
          Written May 6, 2024
        • Hong L
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour guide Ben Alpha from Countryside Tour
          I'm especially happy and excited to review about this trip, because my guide Ben Alpha. He is very knowledgeable about the area, about the country, about the park. He is very thoughtful. While asking what are my favorite animals and he plan them into the game drive route.He makes his best effort to spot wild creatures. I did saw my favorites. So unbelievable. Ben Alpha is also very accountable. When we facing challenges driving in the park, The road is very bumpy and muddy slipery after constant rain. He really makes sure I feel safe. And in fact it is safe because of him and his great driving experience with clamness. There are several other cars stuck in the mud and strangled cannot move. I highly recommend Ben Alpha as Your Guide. Also use countryside.tour as a company you go to for Rwanda safari.
          Written April 25, 2024
        • gush137
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A wonderful last-minute getaway from Kigali
          This was a wonderful trip. We were in Kigali on business and decided on Friday afternoon that we should get out of the city for the day on Saturday. Booking was incredibly easy. Our guide (Ben) was a delight. I think he was as excited to be on the trip as we were -- very knowledgeable about the park and animals. We were very lucky on the trip, and saw everything from lions to hippos, rhinos, giraffes, baboons, and of course zebras and impalas. About the only thing we didn't see was leopards.
          Written April 25, 2024
        • janeteR4581QH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A dream come true in Akegara Park
          Going on a safari has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. Our guide, Anaclet was awesome! We all highly recommend him! We had great luck seeing many kinds of animals. He communicates with other guides while in the park about who has seen different animals and their location. He was so informative and so thoughtful.
          Written April 15, 2024
        • Jullsd84
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth the visit
          I should start by saying that this was perhaps the highlight of my trip and the best decision I made on my trip — even though I was initially skeptical. My driver Jean-Paul arrived on time at 5am; he was personable and knowledgeable — having been doing this for over 10 years. The game drive was spectacular, spotting zebras, impalas, rhinos, warthog, elephants, giraffes, etc., along the drive. I signed up for the boat ride which was worth it - getting close to some amazing wildlife from birds to crocodiles (lucky enough to spot the biggest crocodile in the park) to more zebras and rhinos. The front axle of the 4x4 developed a little problem but that didn’t impact the drive in anyway. Out of an abundance of caution, JP contacted the organizer, Oliver and he drove out with another 4x4 which we didn’t need but served as a backup in case anything went wrong. Now that’s customer service! Shout out to JP and Oliver for making sure unforeseen incidentals was taken care of. There was free uninterrupted Wi-Fi and we stopped over for coffee, bathroom breaks and lunch. That makes a difference because the game drive within the park itself lasted around 5 - 6 hours not including how long it takes to get there. Side note: wear light colors. JP, who was warring bright red, suffered several bites from the tsetse flies, granted he’s probably used to it; I didn’t experience a single bite. Maybe I was lucky but I am positive my clothing had a lot to do with it. I also sprayed some insect repellent but there is no evidence that actually helps repel tsetse flies. Regardless it’s best to dress appropriately.
          Written March 29, 2024
        • queenlulu82
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A wonderful last day of our trip to Rwanda.
          Our one day safari trip was excellent. We had already done gorilla trekking in Uganda and we made the decision to do this safari on our last day before flying home. So glad we did! Our guide, Anaclet was a wonderful host and very knowledgeable, telling us a lot about the culture of Rwanda and pointing things out on the way to the park. Then he was fantastic at spotting and pointing out all the animals and birds and went out of his way to show us as much as he could. Everything was very well organised and timed correctly and he always made sure we were comfortable. The park was obviously very beautiful and the wildlife was incredible- - we saw buffalo, elephants (including a couple of baby ones), warthogs, hippos, zebra, giraffe, impala, crocs and more bird species than I can even remember!! I would highly recommend this trip with this tour operator.
          Written February 19, 2024
        • joycegN8252ZL
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful experience
          Beautiful driving through the reserve and seeing the animals in their natural habitat. Boat ride was awesome. My guide Ben was truly helpful
          Written February 16, 2024
        • EmilyTurner1979
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          INCREDIBLE
          Absolutely incredible experience. On the way into the park my guide asked what my favorite animal was and I told him the rhino. Unbeknownst to me, he was trying to track them down all day - and at the very end, we saw them and were so close. 5 of them! I not only saw my fave animal but also saw 4 out of the big 5 in one day! It was an experience of a lifetime and I am thankful I chose Countryside Tours.
          Written February 3, 2024
        • Sharon P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Akagera National Park is a Must!
          An incredible experience all the way around! From the moment I booked the experience, to the moment we were dropped at our hotel at the end of the day, we were well taken care of - the ongoing communication, planning, attention to detail, professionalism, timeliness, and experience, made our day perfect. Our guide, Ancalet, was absolutely wonderful and he shared his knowledge of Rwanda, the park and the wildlife with genuine care and enthusiasm. He helped to make our day so special! The park itself was beautiful, and the wildlife was magical! Rwanda is a stunning country, and the residents make it so incredibly special. Visit Rwanda and be sure to visit all of the wildlife you can while there!
          Written January 20, 2024
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        Kevin J
        8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Couples
        We had an amazing and unforgettable time on our city tour. Our guide Jean Paul was incredibly patient and helped us connect with the country and people.
        We loved that we didn't only go the tourist spots and that entrance and food costs were included in the price. Great for people like us on a budget. It was worth the cost and we would recommend this tour to anyone.
        Written December 30, 2023
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        lr5569
        Chesterville, Canada10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Olivier and Cedric were our guides on this tour we took with friends at the end of a conference. They were on time, friendly, knowledgeable and adaptable. I made changes to our reservations 3 times and Olivier was always flexible in making changes. The meal and refreshments were fantastic. The tour to the local market was also excellent. Highly, highly recommended.
        Written April 24, 2023
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        Robyn P
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guides, Olivier and Esther, gave us such a wonderful tour and helped us really get a feel for, and experience Kigali in a way we would not have been able to on our own. We felt well taken care of and better educated after our tour and feel like we now have friends in Rwanda. I highly recommend this tour.
        Written August 20, 2022
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        Good day dear @Robyn P! Thank you so much for the appreciation. We are happy that you enjoyed the tour and that we now have you as friends. We equally thank you so much for this good word and wish to host you again into our Country of a Thousand Hills. Best regards, With Us, You Explore Better!
        Written August 21, 2022
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        IFEOMA O
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Solo
        Countryside tour Rwanda made my stay awesome 👌 they are very reliable professional in their services. My tour guy Shadady very patient, nice and knowledgeable of the whole city. He went above and beyond to make my stay marvelous. He answered all my questions with a smile on his face.
        I will always use and recommend countryside tours Rwanda 🇷🇼 👌
        Written April 7, 2023
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        Tya S
        Charlotte, NC7 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Solo
        Kigali City Sightseeing was a nice experience. Olivier my guide was professional and provided good customer service. He was patient when I changed the itinerary slightly. The stop points on the tour were ok. I didn't get as much of the historical knowledge from this tour but I did get to observe the beauty of Kigali. I appreciated that there was free wifi and comfortable transportation. The lunch option that was offered was good as well as the drink on the rooftop hotel. Overall, a nice tour.
        Written February 29, 2020
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        Good day dear Grateful596079! We are really pleased to have hosted you and that you appreciated our service. We are equally thankful for this positive insights. We are looking forward to welcoming you some time again to our #CountryofThousandHills, #Rwanda. With Us, You Explore Better!
        Written March 2, 2020
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        Jess
        Chicago, IL11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jean was such a great tour guide. He customized the trip based on what I wanted to see. We did enjoy a good buffet but I would have preferred a lunch at a restaurant with Rwanda food. The hotel had a great view of the city. Great trip.
        Written January 20, 2020
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        Good day dear Jesswiththebest! We are really pleased to have hosted you and that you appreciated our service. We are equally thankful for this positive insights. We are looking forward to welcoming you some time again to our #CountryofThousandHills, #Rwanda. With Us, You Explore Better!
        Written January 21, 2020
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        Christopher & Sophia
        Stone Mountain, GA4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We loved the Kigali City Sight Seeing tour. We took a lot of beautiful pictures of the gorgeous mountainous terrains of Rwanda. Also, we visited several markets and purchased Rwanda items from the beautiful people of Rwanda. Our tour guide Olivier was awesome ☺️. Olivier knew a lot about Rwandan history and current issues of the country. Olivier was on time and engaged well with us and Rwandan locals. He also treated us to delicious 😋 meal and beverages. I can't say enough positive things about Olivier but we greatly appreciated his tour. We will certainly get another tour with this tour company again.
        Written July 31, 2022
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        Good day dear @Exploration574288! Thank you so much for the appreciation. We are happy that you enjoyed the Kigali City Sightseeing. We equally thank you so much for this good word and wish to host you again into our Country of a Thousand Hills. Best regards, With Us, You Explore Better!
        Written August 1, 2022
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        Ashland_Local43
        Ashland62 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019
        Shaddad (means "the Strong one" in Arabic) was a great guide to this exciting and vibrant city. It is fun to travel around town with him. You wouldn't guess that Kigali has 1 million people, because everyone seems to know Shaddad and shares a joke, a laugh, and a smile when you go by with him.

        Olivier was also very good about communicating and making sure everything was correctly organized. (North Americans: you should consider installing WhatsApp on your phone, because it makes communication easier in Africa.)
        Written December 13, 2019
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        Good day dear Ashland_Local43! We are really pleased that we have served you and that you were happy of our service, especially with our guide Shaddad! We hope she enjoyed too and we equally appreciate for this positive review. We are looking forward to welcoming you some time again to our #CountryofThousandHills, #Rwanda. With Us, You Explore Better!
        Written December 14, 2019
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        Tute E
        81 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Words can't fully express how much fun I had on this tour. Olivier was so accommodating of my requests and knowledgable about his country. I learned so much about Rwanda on this tour. Saw so many different sights of Kigali from different angles. Over 7 hours of non stop fun, I'll highly recommend Olivier any day, any time. It truly was worth it.
        Written September 2, 2019
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        Good day dear tutee2015! We are really pleased to have been with you. We are also delighted that you had a good experience with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again to this #CountryofThousandHills, #Rwanda. With Us, You Explore Better!
        Written September 3, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Zeljko T
        12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Business
        This Kigali City Sightseeing was great because it showed everything you should see in Kigali.
        Particularly worthy of note is an extremely friendly guide with lots of explanations and answers to questions.
        It is also important to point out the ending of a drink in the restaurant at the top of the hotel in the city centre overlooking the whole city.
        I would definitely highly recommend this Kigali City Sightseeing to anyone who wants to meet Kigali in one day. Sunday is a very good day for the tour because there is no traffic crowd.
        Written July 16, 2019
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        Good day Zeljko T! We appreciate for this positive review. We are really pleased to have served you and we are looking forward to welcoming you again to this #CountryofThousandHills, #Rwanda. With Us, You Explore Better!
        Written July 17, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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