About Kigali


Let's have a look around into background of Kigali
  • Province: Kigali City
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Latitude: -1.935113
  • Longitude: 30.082111
  • Time zone: Central Africa Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Weather in Kigali

  • Climate: Tropical Savanna Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: June to August

Location

Kigali is the capital and also the largest city of Rwanda. Kigali has a total population of 745,261 (2015 Census). Kigali is based in the hilly areas with valleys and ridges. The elevation at the top of these ridges is over 1600 meters.

Distance from Kigali center to Airport

Kigali International Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic & international passengers.

Driving Distance: 7 miles / 12 km

Driving Time: 11 Minutes

Languages: Ruanda followed by French and English

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Kigali International Airport
  • Rail: Not Available
  • Road: RFTC

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 100 – 500 RF

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 200 – 300 RF
  • Housekeeper: 200 – 300 RF
  • Concierge: 300 – 400 RF

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 200 – 300 RF

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Gitarama,
  • Byumba,
  • Kibungo

Emergency Contact Numbers in Kigali city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 111/999/112
  • Airport: +250 785 833 843 (Kigali International Airport)
  • Hospital: +250 250 588 888 (King Faisal Hospital)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Kigali

  • Rwanda Film Festival
  • AIC International Food Fair
  • Fespad

Tourist Attractions

  • Kigali Genocide Memorial Center
  • Presidential Palace Museum
  • Inema Arts Center

Theatre & Concerts

  • Mashirika Creative & Performing Arts Group
  • Ishyo Arts Center
  • Musyoka

Visit Top Restaurants in Kigali

  • Khana Khazana
  • Heaven Restaurant
  • Meze Fresh

Top Shopping Centers in Kigali

  • Kigali Heights
  • M Peace Plaza
  • Kigali Farms

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Presidential Palace Museum
  • Niyo Arts Gallery
  • Green Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Brochette – Repub Lounge
  • Tiramisu - Soleluna
  • Lamb Burger – The Hut

Sports Club

  • Patriots BBC - Basketball
  • A.S Kigali - Football
  • Espoir BBC - Basketball

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 1320 RF
  • Taxi: 3000 RF (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 395,000 RF
  • Cheap meal: 2500 RF
  • Gasoline: 938 RF / litre
  • 3 course meal: 20,000 RF
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