Kigali City tour Rwanda

Kigali City Tour Rwanda – 1 Day Kigali city tour

Experience Kigali City Rwanda in a short time

Safari Overview: 1 Day Kigali City tour Rwanda

Kigali city is a major stop for many Rwanda safaris tourists as they arrive through the Kigali International Airport and therefore a 1 day Kigali city tour is a perfect experience to learn about the history and cultures of Rwanda through the perspective of a local tour guide. 

Kigali City tour Rwanda

Kigali City tour Rwanda

A city tour is an authentic way of having an insight of the capital and history of the land of a thousand hills.

Taking a tour to the city can best be done on a 1 day Kigali city tour or half day tour either as a single trip or customized on any of your tour in Rwanda.

You can visit Kigali during a gorilla trekking tour Rwanda, birding safari or on a chimp trekking trip at Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Kigali city is a thriving African city notable by its cleanliness and orderliness in the country of Rwanda within the Central Eastern African region.

Rwanda is a highly elevated country and one of the smallest on the African continent, south of the equator. 

Recently Rwanda has hosted several high level conferences that has brought in delegates from all over the world to the country.

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Things to see and do/places to visit in Kigali city

For your Kigali city tour, your tour guide will explain to you all the spots that can be visited within Kigali and you have the right to choose which places you want to visit. 

Take the opportunity to openly discuss with your guide on the places you can visit and choose only those you want to visit and still reserve the right to leave out those you do not want to visit.

Remember to choose only those places within the city tour list. You can also prior choose preferred places to visit by email when you Contact Kabira Safaris.  Here are some of the places that you visit on a Kigali city tour as well as activities you can do;

Kandt House Museum: The Kandt house or museum is one of those places that are the major historical and cultural sites of Rwanda. This is where Dr. Richard Kandt the first German colonial governor of Rwanda resided until the early 1900s, now it is a Natural History Museum in honor of his works.

The Kandt House Museum comprises of three main parts: the first one presenting the Rwandan life in all aspects before the colonial era, the second depicting life during the colonial era and the third presenting the history of Kigali before, during and after the colonial era. 

Rwanda Cultural tours

Genocide Memorial – Kigali Rwanda

Kigali Genocide Memorial: Kigali Genocide Memorial has three permanent exhibitions that portray an outcome of violence. The largest of the exhibitions documents the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the other is a children’s memorial and the third exhibits a history of genocidal violence around the world.

This is one of the best educational spots for the history of Rwanda.

If you choose to add it on your 1 day Kigali city tour, be ready to live with the memories of thousands of lives that were lost due to violence.

Presidential Palace Museum: This is one of the popularly visited memorial places for tourists interested in learning about the history of Rwanda. The palace is the former home of the last Rwandan president before the 1994 genocide – Juvenal Habyrimana. 

The then president was shot on April 16th 1994 and incidentally his 60 passenger jet crashed at his own home compound. The remains of the jet are still there but most importantly is the very controversial history of this place that the guides fully elaborate to you at each spot around the house.

Craft centers and markets: You will also visit several craft centers as well as markets to purchase any souvenirs in case you need to. This is also a way of supporting the locals.

A visit to the markets helps you know and try out some of the fresh fruits from the land of a thousand hills. 

On your one day Kigali city tour, you will also have a visit on Mt. Kigali for a clear and perfect view of the city and lush countryside. Other places to visit and things to do include the milk bar, have coffee, take a water taxi and a neighborhood work.

During the tour you have lunch from a local restaurant for a taste of the local Rwandan dishes. 

At the end of the trip, your driver guide ensures your drop off at the hotel.

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Your Safari Route: Kigali City Tour Rwanda

Safari Inclusions 

  • Transportation
  • Driver guide
  • All entrance fees 
  • Activity fees
  • Bottled drinking water

Safari exclusions

  • Any changes to the included activities
  • Tips
  • International visas
  • Insurance

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