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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This hotel offers basic accomodation at a reasonable rate. It would make an excellent place to stay if you are planning on seeing the city and you are travelling with a smaller budget. It is within walking distance of the Rwanda Development Board where you get your gorilla permits and c. $3 taxi ride from the genocide memorial. Free wifi... More 

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Nakuru, Kenya
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

My overnight stay could have been better. The tv in the room didn't work properly and despite the room being a double they gave supplies for one despite being reminded to improve on this. The food was alright but took too long to prepare. The wifi is rubbish and affected communication or rest times as we had to sit in... More 

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USA UK KENYA UGANDA
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113 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was the first place we stayed in Kigali so initially I believed that the quality and price might be consistent with other things in the region. Not so. The rooms were clean but very basic. The staff seemed to be tired or stressed out during our visit. I didn't think this was a particularly good deal - and after... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I stayed at Okapi for three nights. It offers affordable accomodation and is located just at Kigali's Central Business District. Had clean rooms, although the Tv in the room had channels broadcasting in Kinyarwanda only. Much as Rwandese majorly speak French and we encountered difficulty communicating with the locals, the hotel staff spoke good English and the meals were delicious,... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

With room rates from $30.00-$ 60.00 per night, Hotel Okapi is certainly one of the cheapest places for the shoestring budget traveller who wants to stay right in the center of old Kigali. Best feature apart from its location: Rooms with modest balconies offer a great panoramic vista. Don't expect any luxury at this no-frills place, a movable fan is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This hotel has everything you could want. The location is terrific, a quick walk to everything in downtown, and super safe (Kigali is safe in general, but Okapi's location especially so). The views of Kigali's hills from the upper hotel are great, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The hotel shows its age in some places, but the price... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been last year in August and I find the place very confortable and cheeper then other rates close Okapi. Rooms for 1, 2, 3...up guests, all clean and quite. Inside you can try good and various menu.

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Appleton WI
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This hotel is located in downtown Kigali, just a few blocks from the Rwanda Tower. It has four floors of rooms that are very clean. The bed is a full mattress and extremely comfortable (by East African standards). Rooms ending in 01-04 (i.e, 101 to 104) face the relatively noisy stress. Rooms ending in 05-07, face the valley and are... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I spent one night at Okapi yesterday. Was reffered to the place by a friend. The place is well located in the center of Kigali in a visibly safe area. I have to admit I was impressed by the hospitality of the staff. The receptionist were friendly (multi-lingual FR/ENG, Swahili). The food was fair. The steak was tender, but the... More 

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Almost sold out Okapi Hotel is undergonig improvement and renovations with the new management of Mme Joelle, Manager. She is very courteous and professional. The place is in the mid of the town and economical with a room for $50

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Address: 87 St Kn | PO Box 1775, Kigali, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Price Range: $34 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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