Kigali is Rwanda’s national and commercial capital city and the largest in Rwanda. It is found in the center if the country surrounded by numerous hills, valleys and ridges.
The city is made up of 3 districts which are; Gasabo, kucukiro and Nyarugenge. It covers s total area of 738km² with a population of 1.2million.
Kigali city is commonly known as the green, beautiful and clean city with well maintained streets compared to most cities in Africa.
It has both bitter and sweet experiences due to different memorials sites in remembrance of the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi but it also has lovely and lively spots around where tourists experience culture, beautiful sceneries, hospitality and the taste of Rwanda’s traditional cuisines.
People in Kigali speak kinyarwanda, English and Swahili since the are the official languages. However, French was the commonly used by people but later English was introduced as the formal language in Rwanda.
Historical sites in Kigali
Kigali memorial center is found in Gisozi sector a resting place of over 250,000 victims if Rwanda genocide in 1994 against the Tutsi. Other historical sites include; the Belgian soldiers memorial site, hotel mille does collines , president palace museum, Sainte-famille church, Nyanza genocide memorial.
Business in Kigali
Kigali city is a top business center in Africa, it is also known for art and crafts centers found in the city which attract tourists both citizens of Rwanda and foreigners. Art and craft centers include; Inema arts center, Kigali arts center among others.
Shopping spots around d the city include; The shop, Kigali cultural village, Haute Baso, House of Tayo, Abraham Konga, kimironko market and shopping malls like 2000 hotel downtown, Chic among others.
To enjoy Rwanda’s traditional cuisines and learn how to prepare Rwandan food, best restaurants include, fusion ,heaven restaurant ,poivre noir, republic lounge ,fantastic restaurants etc….
Rwanda has various 5 star luxury hotels which include Raddisson blu hotel, and convention center Kigali, Kigali Serena hotel, Kigali Marriott hotel, ubumwe Grande hotel, park inn by Radisson, Grand legacy hotel, hotel does mille Collines, hotel chez Lando, elevant suites, Heaven restaurant and boutique hotel, five to five hotel, mirror hotel among others that provide better services with balconies , view s around the city , pools , restaurants and more.
The rapid development and the fact that it is located in the center of the country, the hospitality and welcoming smiles of Rwandese, the culture art, historical sites ,5-star hotels makes Kigali a worthy and better place to visit ,to explore and get new experiences in the land of a thousand hills.