Best Tourist Places To Visit In Kigali In 2024
Rwanda’s beautiful capital, Kigali has an attractive and hurtful history. A few years ago, the city got one of the ruthless genocides but today has shifted into a peaceful, calm, and relaxing place, with the chance to visit many historic places, beautiful art, a rich culture, and delicious cuisines. Being the major entry to the small landlocked country, Kigali is generally the first visit for most tourists traveling by air through Kigali International Airport which is found almost 2 kilometers from the city. Rwanda is one of the best-organized countries in Africa and Kigali ranks as the cleanest city in Africa.

Kigali is a city free from chaos and has a fantastic climate featuring countless hills that give spectacular views. Explore its delightful and beautiful treasures before you go off the unbeaten path or after the adventure and rent a car in Rwanda from a reliable car rental company. In this article, FK Car Rental Uganda brings you the Best Tourist Places to Visit in Kigali In 2024.

Best Tourist Places To Visit In Kigali In 2024

Kigali Genocide Memorial Center

During the period you have to stay in Kigali, you should think of visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial. This museum is one of the dark tourist places in Rwanda and it was put in place to remember the victims of the 1994 Rwanda genocide and to educate people on its fierce actions to make sure that such acts should never happen again. Travelers who go to this place get an opportunity to see extremely touching images, videos, and stories representing the heartbreaking genocide. The experience of getting into this museum is frightening but even interesting. Be prepared when traveling the place because it needs you to be brave.

Inema Arts Center

Inema Arts Center is nowadays an excellent site for various types of creative expressions in Rwanda. It offers room for 10 artists to see their creative talents. It even specializes in stylish African arts and traditional crafts including paintings and sculptures and arranges dance and music performances. Found in the heart of Kigali, Inema Arts Center began as a contemporary art gallery in the city and today is one of the ideal art galleries in East Africa. Most of the art is for sale and you could discover a lovely souvenir.

Museum of Natural History

Also understood as “Kandt House Museum”, this is an impressive museum in Rwanda – Kigali that shows the country’s natural wonders. The museum is in the former residence of physician and explorer Richard Kandt on Nyarugenge Hill which offers stunning views of Kigali. It shows the growth of life, offers a definition of the flora and fauna in Rwanda’s national parks, the geological experience of Rwanda, and the collection of live reptiles to describe the connection between nature and history.

Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperative

This is a group of approximately 40 in a single compound. The shops are owned by various people and each of them is loaded with attractive handcrafted objects. They include completely carved woodwork and beautifully braided baskets. You could be bothered by picking out of the variety of bright beaded jewelry but you certainly should choose something for a souvenir. Different things at the shops include tribal masks, drums, pottery, bags, and many others. Costs are available for bargaining.

Presidential palace Museum

Best Tourist Places To Visit In Kigali In 2024
This is the former place of President Habyarimana whose death started the Rwanda genocide of 1994. It was turned into a museum after the genocide to let people understand the life of Habyarimana and what used to occur in the state house. Some of the things seen inside this palace include the detectors which warned the president of the strange movements in restricted corridors. It is strange how some rooms of the palace/building look good while others are completely the opposite. The upper floor had a chapel on one side and a weird room for witchcraft on the other side. The remains of Habyarimana’s airplane that suddenly slammed/crushed into his compound are at the museum as well.  

When preparing to visit Rwanda, keep in mind that Kigali is a city with multiple attractions and deserves a relatively larger place on one’s itinerary than only a one-night stopover before going to Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla trekking, Akagera National Park for wildlife experience or to Nyungwe national park to track chimpanzees. For questions regarding traveling to Rwanda and discovering Kigali, get in contact with us through info@fkcarrentaluganda.com or Call/WhatsApp us now at;- +256-707457134  to speak or chat with our reservations team.