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Kigali

Tour Kigali and sample locally grown coffee at one of its many specialist coffee houses

If you’re visiting Rwanda on a gorilla safari, a Kigali tour offers a relaxing addition to your bespoke holiday itinerary. Known as the gateway to the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, Kigali is scattered across undulating hillsides at the geographical centre of the country. It is flourishing as one of Africa’s most beautiful and fascinating capitals.

One of the cleanest cities in Africa, once a month, Kigali carries out community clean-up days - an admirable initiative. Kigali may be clean but it is far from sterile. Vibrant markets offer handicrafts including traditional Rwandan basketware for sale. Our guides will also show you Kigali’s best coffee houses, which serve coffee that is grown locally throughout the region.

Finally Kigali is not a place that forgets where it has been even as it focusses on where it is going. A visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial helps you to do the same. The memorial, which opened in April 2004, serves as a moving reminder of the 800,000 people who were murdered during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. It also acts as a fascinating educational centre, where you can start to understand the tragic aspects of this country’s past.

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