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Kigali city is a geographical center that is famously and popularly known as the capital city of Rwanda. It is the largest city and town in Rwanda compared to other cities. Due to the geographical set up of the Kigali city where it is a home to numerous ridges, valleys and a lot of rolling hills, Kigali earns an incredible and exciting name to Rwanda as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”.
Kigali city is situated on an area of about 730 square kilometers and it is occupied by about 859332 populations of people with the well-known civilization culture that makes Kigali one of the cleanest cities compared to other cities in Africa. Rwanda has a unique culture of general cleaning on every last Saturday of the month, where all roads and streets in Kigali are closed and everyone has to participate in the communal cleaning. This is known as national wide community service day in Rwanda which was implemented by the government of Rwanda locally called the “Umuganda”
Kigali city is the main economic and cultural center of Rwanda due its geographical strategic locations, thus it can act as a hub to other destinations in Rwanda. The city has a lot to offer to all travelers that visit Rwanda such as the Rwanda genocide memories, the culture, shopping centers museums, Kigali city walks, craft villages and the wonderful exciting beauty sceneries of the Kigali city among others.
What to offer in Kigali city of Rwanda?
Kigali city in Rwanda is one of the extremely fascinating cities that every traveler would like to visit due to its great cleanliness of the city, the fresh air atmospheres, hospitable people, and amazing views of the surround places among others. Prior to the above, activities to engage in include the following;
The historic genocide memorial site, this is one of the historical sites which are situated in Kigali city that is visited by a number of travelers who come to Rwanda. The memorial site was reconstructed to commemorate the 1994 Rwanda genocide where about 800,000 people were killed in this genocide. The Rwanda historical genocide memorial site acts as tourist attraction as well as learning center/open museum to both the international and local travelers.
Nyanza genocide memorial, the historical site has four massive graves that were constructed to commemorate the killing of the Tutsi people who used to stay at Ecole Technique Officielle grounds. This is where the Belgium soldiers who were protecting the wife to the president were killed.
Kimoromko market, this is shopping spot a traditional market Center that has craft items which were made by the local people. These items were bought by a many travelers who come to Kigali as souvenirs from their safari as they go back home.
Richard Kandt’s house, this is one of the museums whose name originated from the first colonial Germany governor in Rwanda. The museum presents the life of Rwandese socially, politically and economically, it also portrays the Rwandese people during the Germany regime. The museum shows the Richard Kandt’s achievements as well as the history of Kigali until to it became the capital city of Rwanda.
Besides the above mentioned, there are other attraction in Kigali such as the Nyamirambo town, the institute of science and technology, the hero’s cemetery among others.
Accommodation in Kigali city
Kigali city has a lot of accommodation facilities where travelers can stay in to enjoy their safari in Kigali. They range from budget accommodation options, id range options as well as luxury options. Such as Des Mille Collins hotel, Kigali Marriott hotel, Golf Hills Residence, Step Town Motel, City Blue hotel, Retreat hotel among others.