Kigali | Fair Voyage

Rwanda's capital city of Kigali is distinctive compared to other East African cities. The modern city has taken great strides in safety and cleanliness, while creating an ambience that is rich to the country’s effervescent culture. Guided walking tours will take you around the city markets, food vendors and museums. The rolling green hills in the distance will have you swooning over the views while you enjoy the eclectic opportunities of Kigali.

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Things to do
What is Rwanda like?

Rwanda’s remarkable recovery from its troubled past is as impressive as its physical beauty. The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ will greet you with undulating green-hills of coffee and tea plantations, while the smiles are infinite from the friendly Rwandans. The high-altitude forests of the Virunga volcanic mountains are mystical and home to the highly-endangered Mountain Gorilla. To the west of the country sits Lake Kivu, where you can revel in the peace and beauty of the country. In addition, safaris and opportunities to view wildlife are rampant, crafting a unique East African experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

What is the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre?

The Kigali Genocide Memorial exists as a permanent memorial to those who became victim to the genocide in 1994. It deals with a topic of international importance, with far-reaching significance, and is designed to engage and challenge an international visitor base.

At the memorial, you will be able to visit three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the genocide in 1994, and pay tribute to the victims of the genocide.

What can I see at the Presidential Palace Museum in Kigali?

Located in Kigali about 2 km from Kigali International Airport, the Palace served as home to Juvenal Habyarimana and Pasteur Bizimungu during the 1970s up to the late 1990s. The Presidential Palace Museum is one of the newest museums in Kigali. It gives visitors a chance to visit the former state house as well as gain an overview of Rwanda’s history; one can also visit some of the flight debris of the FALCON 50 presidential plane that went down on 6th April 1994.

What can I do at Kimironko market in Kigali?

Kimironko market is one of the largest local markets in Kigali. A visit to the market offers you the opportunity to meet local vegetable vendors and to behold the produce. Tempted by succulent local fruits and vegetables, you can also test your bargaining power at food shopping in Kigali.

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Overview
What is Rwanda like?

Rwanda’s remarkable recovery from its troubled past is as impressive as its physical beauty. The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ will greet you with undulating green-hills of coffee and tea plantations, while the smiles are infinite from the friendly Rwandans. The high-altitude forests of the Virunga volcanic mountains are mystical and home to the highly-endangered Mountain Gorilla. To the west of the country sits Lake Kivu, where you can revel in the peace and beauty of the country. In addition, safaris and opportunities to view wildlife are rampant, crafting a unique East African experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

Weather
What is the climate in Rwanda?

Rwanda is a pleasant relief compared to other African countries with average temperatures between 16-22 degrees Celsius year-round. The elevation of the country accounts for the milder temperatures. The two rainy seasons take place between February to April and November to January. The heavier rains and cooler temperatures hang in the northwest of the country while the warmer/drier conditions are found in the interior highlands.

Geography
What is the geography of Rwanda like?

The north of Rwanda is where the volcanic ranges and dense tropical forests congregate. The country has 23 lakes and rivers throughout the country, with some forming the source of the River Nile. The elevation drops in the east, as you near the Akagera River Valley, creating more swamp-like conditions, while the interior highlands are comprised of rolling hills and valleys.

National Parks
What are the most important national parks in Rwanda?

Rwanda is home to three national parks, which are characteristically unique from each other. Volcanoes National Park is home to the Virunga mountain range where the endangered mountain gorillas live. To the southeast, the misty rainforest mountains of  Nyungwe Forest National Park have ample opportunities to view wildlife, take hikes and walk above the trees on the canopy walk. Finally,  Akagera National Park shares it’s borders with Tanzania and this is where you’ll find safari country as well as a chance to see elephants, giraffes, lions and many more.

What is Rwanda like?

Rwanda’s remarkable recovery from its troubled past is as impressive as its physical beauty. The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ will greet you with undulating green-hills of coffee and tea plantations, while the smiles are infinite from the friendly Rwandans. The high-altitude forests of the Virunga volcanic mountains are mystical and home to the highly-endangered Mountain Gorilla. To the west of the country sits Lake Kivu, where you can revel in the peace and beauty of the country. In addition, safaris and opportunities to view wildlife are rampant, crafting a unique East African experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

Things To Do
What can I do besides safari and trekking tours in Rwanda?

While there are numerous opportunities to view wildlife in Rwanda, it’s also well-known for it’s cultural activities. A number of fascinating museums are strewn throughout the country, including the famed Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. In addition there are opportunities to visit markets, coffee and tea plantations, cultural centers and even dance amongst the traditional ‘Intore’ dancers.

What is Rwanda like?

Rwanda’s remarkable recovery from its troubled past is as impressive as its physical beauty. The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ will greet you with undulating green-hills of coffee and tea plantations, while the smiles are infinite from the friendly Rwandans. The high-altitude forests of the Virunga volcanic mountains are mystical and home to the highly-endangered Mountain Gorilla. To the west of the country sits Lake Kivu, where you can revel in the peace and beauty of the country. In addition, safaris and opportunities to view wildlife are rampant, crafting a unique East African experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

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