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.
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.
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