Kigali City Tour adventure 2024 / 2025 : Kigali city tour adventure; Kigali is known as the Rwanda’s capital city which houses the natural beauty, amazing rolling hills and good favorable weather. Rwanda is also one of the cleanest city in African and safety is paramount and also interesting place to stay with abundant cultural heritage, friendly people and great local cuisine and excellent accommodation facilities. This article presents for you some of the common places interestingly visited during the city tour in Rwanda as follows.

Kigali Genocide memorial center

Before moving out of the capital city and go to Rwanda’s famous national parks, you will probably want to visit the Genocide memorial center in the capital city. Genocide memorial is apace of remembrance and learning for the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It is located in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, and contains the remains of over 250,000 people who were killed in the genocide. The memorial was opened in 2004 to mark the tenth anniversary of the genocide. It offers exhibitions that explains the cause and effects of the genocide and its impacts on the Rwanda and the world at large. During your black tourism trip in Rwanda, you will be able to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial. In addition to the main memorial center in Kigali, other memorial centers include Ntarama Genocide Memorial, Nyanza Genocide Memorial, Bisesero Genocide Memorial, Kamonyi Genocide Memorial, and Nyamata Genocide.

Ethnographic museum in Huye

The Ethnographic museum of Rwanda is the main and largest museum in the country. It was granted to Rwanda as a gift from Belgium government in 1989 after 25 years of independence. Ethnographic museum is located in Butare  in Huye district which is about 3 hours’ drive from Kigali the capital of Rwanda which is en-route to Nyungwe forest national park , approximately 133kmfrom Kigali city . The Museum is also known as Rwanda’s National Museum. This museum is one of the most fascinating structures around the town, the Museum also boast  some of the best ethnological and archeological collections in Rwanda as well as East Africa of more than 10, 000 artifacts  such fascinating and interesting materials includes, maps, art objects and artifacts documenting hunting, fishing, pottery, photos, textiles, woodcarving and metal working  among others . This is also the best place to learn about the culture, history and the geopolitics of Rwanda.

Iby’iwacu cultural village

Most Rwanda traditional cultural tour in Rwanda are never interesting without visiting the Iby’iwacu cultural village situated just outside volcanoes national park . The cultural tour here offers visitors with a great opportunity to lean and fascinated yourself with the Rwanda traditional cultures. With its uniqueness where men in this village are known as reformed poachers who are now takings part in the national park in conversation development projects. Visitor who visit the Iby’iwacu cultural village gets opportunity to be entertained by the traditional Intore dance team through a dancing performance, songs and folk. Visitor here gets an opportunity to get involved inn part of the traditional food preparations lessons, milking cattle’s, making products like local ghee and yogurt and also preparing local banana alcohol. Besides they are also other places that visitor may pay a visit while on Rwandan cultural tours for instance Nyamata church, camp Kigali, Nyamirambo women center, Richard Kandt house, Kimironko market, Caplaki craft village among others

The Kings palace in Nyanza

Tourists can not miss visiting the king’s palace in Nyanza which is approximately 25kilomarters way from Butare town. Travelers will be offered a trip around the dorm styled palaces learning about the cultural background if the past Kings and Queens of Rwanda and you will also get to observe how some royal instruments like the drums, spears, shield and other ornaments that were used by the past kings. You will also get a great opportunity to be crowned as a King or Queen.

Kigali City Tour adventure 2024 / 2025
The Kings palace in Nyanza

State house museum

 The state house is the former presidential palace. The last president to occupy it was known as Habyarimana. Habyarimana plane was said to have crashed in the palace compound after being shot at. The shooting down of the presidential plane is what sparked off the Genocides that has already been planned but not fully implemented. The place is now a museum where visitors can go and learn about the event what took place leading up to the genocide that the king of prestigious live the former president was living in.  Travelers on a city tour to Kigali will also get an opportunity to see the plane wreckage which is still lying on the compound.

 Traditional Local food

Rwanda local food may not be the top to lists of everyone key attractions in the country but still worthy interesting. The popular local dishes is combination of the best that east Africa has to offer. Apart from milk got forum cattle’s, traveler on a Rwanda city tour will get an opportunity to participate in meat grilled, Isombe, Somboza, Akabanga and many more of local brochettes. Urwagwa is a popular type of banana local beer which the local people consume after a daily work or on weekends.

Nyamirambo women’s center

This is known as a non-profit center located in Nyamirambo district which is part of the Kigali. It was founded to educate women so that they get skills to create their own jobs or become gainfully employed. The women at the center are taught how to make quality clothing’s using local fabrics or materials. The women make home decoration products, nice looking beads and other souvenirs. The center also organizes walking tours as]around the neibouring communities for travelers who wants to mingle with the local population visitor when visiting the center will get an opportunity and a chance to buy some of the products.

 Kigali convectional center

This center is one of the prominent buildings in Kigali. Its architecture is very impressive but what makes it famous is that is where most of the major conferences or, meetings are held. Besides, the building is also has a 5-star hotel known as Radisson Blue and large shopping malls. The Kigali convection centers a perfect place for snapping, shopping as well as an excellent place to have meals from.

Local dance performance

One of the easiest way to understand the culture and traditions of the local people of Rwanda is by taking part in watching and participating in their local traditional dance preference which showcases their real cultures and traditions such as the Intore Dance Troupe. Most of the excellent hotels in Rwanda organizes an interesting dance traditional performances for the guests as the way to provide entertainment as they are relaxing to end the day. The quality of the Intore dance is measured by the excitement, energy and the smile of the performer. The dances may be combined with the folk stories related to the Kinyarwanda culture and the past genocides.

Volunteer during Umuganda

One of the reasons for the fascination cleanliness of the capital city “Kigali” if the monthly Umuganda and the government policy to ban on careless disposal of plastic bags. Umuganda people service which is compulsory for all citizens of Rwanda to participate in every last Saturday of the month to clean the city. Organized committees from each community decides on what to do in each month. One can be required to clan the toil ate or any litter in the streets. There after the work, every one gathers to discuss any other issues that may be affecting the community. Umuganda has helped to create a sense of togetherness and love for the county among the people of Rwanda, among others.

Kigali city is also  has one of the best excellent accommodation facilities offering excellent luxuries life in east Africa such as KIGALI/ Serena hotel, Obumwe Grand hotel , Marriott Kigali Hotel, 2000 Hotel, 5 Swiss Hotel, Grand Legacy hotel , heaven restaurant among others .

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