Kigali ( Capital )

Kigali -  the Capital of Rwanda

Located at Rwanda’s geographical heart, the rapidly growing city of Kigali is not  only the national capital, but also the country’s most important business centre and main point of entry. Serviced by an efficient international airport and connected to neighbouring Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi by surfaced roads, Kigali City boasts a range of hotels catering to all tastes and budgets, and an assortment of fine restaurants whose menus reflect a variety of both traditional and international cuisines. Despite such concessions to modernity, Kigali City retains the feel of a garden  city, with a satisfyingly organic shape dictated by the verdant slopes over which it sprawls. The compact, low-rise city centre surrounds a busy, colourful commercial district within which various shops and souvenir stalls displaying a wide range of lovingly executed local crafts can be found. The atmospheric Muslim quarter of Nyamirambo next to the city centre is well worth a visit, and one can also explore the network of leafy avenues that wind out of the town centre into the surrounding residential suburbs. The upscale neighbourhoods of Nyarutarama and Gacuriro offer stunning views of Kigali’s numerous hills as well as the pristine Nyarutarama Golf Course. Among the safest and friendliest of African capitals, Kigali City is blessed with a moderate high altitude climate that belies its tropical location, and is conveniently located within three hours’ drive of the main tourist sites. The Rwandan capital provides both a comfortable and welcoming introduction to this land of a thousand hills and an ideal springboard from which to explore this magical country.