Kigali is the capital of Rwanda. It is located in the Centre of the country on the Ruganwa River. Kigali was a trade Centre (after 1895) during the German colonial administration and became a regional Centre during the Belgian colonial period (1919–62). It became the capital upon Rwanda’s independence in 1962.
The city includes a Muslim quarter and spreads over four hills. Northeast of the city is a squatters’ settlement, and southeast is an industrial area.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial documents the 1994 mass killings in Rwanda, associated with the country’s civil war. The city’s Caplaki Crafts Village has stalls selling traditional handicrafts, including woodcarvings and woven baskets.
- Pay your respects at the genocide Memorial
- Visit the Presidential Palace
- Check out the Gaddafi Mosque
- Go on a Gorilla trek
- Sample art at Niyo Art Gallery.
- Go to Inema Art Center.
- Choose Kigali Art Gallery.
- Shop at Kimironko Market.