Kigali is located almost in the center of the country. It was founded in the 19th century by a German resident between the Nyaborongo River valley and the Jali and Kigali mountains. Mount Kigali is also the namesake of the city. The Kigali City Tower towers over all the buildings in the city, you can see it in the middle of the photo below. In the high-rise there are chic apartments, trading companies, fashion boutiques, a shopping mall and a multiplex Cinema, the only cinema in the whole country.
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Rwanda in the heart of Africa is considered the land of a thousand hills and is especially known for breathtaking landscapes and the last remaining mountain gorillas. But the capital Kigali with almost 1.2 million inhabitants also has a lot to offer.
With Kigali International Airport as the only international Airport in the country, the city is the entry and exit point for most Rwandan travelers. An exploration of this versatile, lively metropolis, where modernity and traditions meet, is certainly worth it. Culture lovers will get their money’s worth on a market stroll or a museum visit. Of particular interest is the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, which gives a good insight into the country’s dark past. Other attractions outside Kigali, such as the Royal House in Nyanza and various national parks with fascinating flora and fauna, are easily accessible by bus. In the late hours, the vibrant nightlife of Kigali attracts with rousing music and rhythmic dancing.
The airport is located twelve kilometers outside the city center. It is also possible to arrive by bus. You can travel by various buses on your vacation to all parts of Rwanda, as well as to neighboring countries. The city itself offers a clean and safe infrastructure, numerous beautiful hotels and excellent regional cuisine.
Rwanda’s capital has over a million inhabitants. It is here that the seat of government, the business center and the cultural center of the country are located. In the morning at 8 o’clock and in the evening at 18 o’clock the devil is loose on the streets of Kigali. Then everyone is on the road at the same time, either to work or to school. You can see school children in uniforms, women juggling fruit and vegetables to the market on their heads. Businessmen in custom-made suits rush to the modern business center. There are well-groomed tarred roads, even signs are put up indicating the direction and the names of the streets. This is not so common in African countries.
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