Holidays to Kigali

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Kigali is the capital of Rwanda and is almost always the starting point of any holiday in the country. Occasionally you will be required to spend a night here as a part of an itinerary. On holidays to Kigali you'll find a small, attractive city offering lovely views over the cultivated and terraced countryside beyond. It was badly damaged in the 1994 Civil War but since then, the city has seen major economic development resulting in what it is today; a vibrant African city of 1 million with wide boulevards, an international airport, world-class hotels and restaurants, crafts & curio shops as well as a lively, cosmopolitan population. The recovery in this city has been incredible, a true testament to humankind's resilience.

Kigali Holidays to Kigali are the access point for gorilla tracking Wet gorilla - Photo courtesty of Virunga Lodge

There aren't many sights in the city and don't expect organised attractions. We would suggest that you take a stroll around one or two of its lively markets and visit the Kigali Memorial Centre which documents the Rwandan genocide. It is a very insightful and moving experience.

Kigali Highlights

  • Kigali International Airport - the starting point of practically any holiday to Rwanda
  • Warm friendly people
  • Views of the surrounding terraced countryside
  • A variety of craft and curio shops
  • Kigali Memorial Centre

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Selected Kigali Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Kigali

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Foothills of the Virunga volcanoes, Mgahinga NP - Photo by Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Craters and Savanna Rwanda and Tanzania Safari

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $9,940 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Volcanoes National Park, Kigali
Male gorilla - Photo by Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Rwanda Luxury Gorilla Trekking

Days
7
Cost Per Person
From $7,410 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda
Locations
Volcanoes National Park, Kigali, Nyungwe Forest National Park
Golden Monkey at Volcanoes National Park - Photo by Governors Safaris

Authentic Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Holiday

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $7,070 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda
Locations
Volcanoes National Park, Kigali, Nyungwe Forest National Park , Lake Kivu
Virunga Volcanoes - Photo by Volcanoes Safaris

Rwanda Extended Gorilla Trekking Safari

Days
6
Cost Per Person
From $6,700 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda
Locations
Volcanoes National Park, Kigali

Kigali Accommmodation

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  • Kigali Serena Hotel
    Pool terrace

    Found in central Kigali, this hotel possesses an excellent location in the city and acts as a good stopover option before moving onto explore more of what Uganda has to offer.