1 Day Trip in Kigali City Rwanda

1 Day Trip in Kigali City Rwanda

Situated over several hills and valleys, Kigali is Rwanda’s capital and home to the main administrative and commercial centres of the nation as well as over one million people. A 1 Day Trip in Kigali City Rwanda exposes you to different alluring destinations of this country.

Are you in Kigali for only one day, are you waiting for a flight and want to spend the day touring? Or are you from a business conference and you just want some time around Kigali? Whatever the reason maybe, if you only have one day at your disposal, here is what to do.

Day 1: 1 Day Trip in Kigali City Rwanda

In the morning immediately after your breakfast, you get a vehicle to the Kigali genocide memorial site where you will encounter the dark history of Rwanda. Here there are different museums with photos of the people who died, there is a section that displays the remains of kids who died in the genocide with their favourite toys. The experience here is simply so touching.

From here, head to the presidential palace museum. The former home of Habyarimana Juvenal today offers visitors a chance to see how the president lived and died and how his plane crashed into his compound just hours before the 1994 Genocide. Here you get a chance to visit the former state house, see the wreckage of the fateful plane crash, and learn more about post-monarchy Rwandan history.

You then go for lunch in one of the best hotels in Kigali. This city is full of luxurious hotels that cannot fail you in any aspect. You can treat yourself to a five-star experience in Kigali by visiting such hotels; Kigali Marriott Hotel, the Manor Hotel, Kigali Serena Hotel, 2000 Hotel and many others. It depends on your choice.

Then spend the afternoon at the Nyamirambo Women’s Centre.  If you want to learn more about modern Rwanda and the vital role the nation’s women play in its development, a visit to the Nyamirambo Women’s Centre is sure to be a highlight. The centre is both a project to raise awareness as well as a means for disadvantaged victims to better their lives through education. Educational programs offered include computer skills, English, handicrafts and sewing, and tourism training. Visitors to the centre not only have the opportunity to buy some locally made crafts to support the centre, but can also participate in cultural activities such as a guided village tour, basket weaving classes, and Rwandan cooking classes.

Finally, visit the Craft Market. The Kigali Craft Markets are an excellent way to familiarize yourself with traditional Rwandan arts and crafts, and also a great place to do some souvenir shopping. Wandering the market, you’ll see how resourceful local artists are. It’s a great opportunity for you to practice your haggling skills and pick up a few gifts for those who weren’t lucky enough to join you for your adventure!