Rwanda's capital, Africa's cleanest city, and the gateway to the 'Land of a Thousand Hills'

Situated in the heart of Rwanda is the vibrant and lush capital city, Kigali. Named after Mount Kigali, the city has an international airport and is a major arrival point for travellers from all over the world. Home to a thriving art scene, verdant parks, exquisite restaurants and significant historical sites, this progressive and friendly city is a fantastic place to soak up some of the country's culture. Kigali is also world-renowned for its efforts to conserve natural ecosystems, such as wetlands, as well as its clean streets and modern architecture.

Highlights

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Visit the sobering and thoughtful Rwanda Genocide Memorial, which honours those who lost their lives during this horrific event.
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Explore the Nyandungu Wetland Eco-Park, created to conserve the natural wetland in the city.
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Sample authentic Rwandan cuisine at Repub Lounge - top dishes include Liboke chicken, cooked in banana leaves.
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Check out the local artists and food vendors at Kigali Cultural Village.

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Best time to go to Kigali

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Kigali has a tropical wet and dry climate with 2 rainy seasons and 2 dry seasons. The rainy seasons occur from February to May and from October to December, with the wettest months being April and November. The dry seasons occur from June to September and from December to January. The best time to visit Kigali is during the dry season between June to September when the temperatures are mild and there is little to no rainfall. During this time, temperatures are milder and the city is lush and green from the rain.