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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Building
“This is an emotional memorial to one of the world's most horrific events which took place in 1994. The memorial itself is free of charge but you can pick up an audio guide for a fee at the entrance. If you spend any time in Rwanda, you should definitely make a point of visiting this memorial.”
  • 14 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Heaven is a great spot for food, drinks, brunch, and the small art shops attached to the restaurant. There is a nice big wooden deck shaded by beautiful hanging trees.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Cultural venue featuring exhibitions of works by artists in residence, plus workshops & classes”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This shopping centro has in coffee shops, clothes shops, supermarkets you name it.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“Only movie theatre in town. Look at the movies showing in advance. Variety is small but it's a good experience. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Its the oldest art gallery, beautiful place full of art, and the prices are friendly.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A 5 minutes driving distance and a 25 minutes walking distance from Ikaze Murugo, Brachetto is a modern italian retaurant named after a red italian wine grape. Brachetto is one of finest restaurant for the most diverse and unique wines in Kigali. Brachetto combines serving great wines strategically selected from France, Italy, South Africa and beyond with food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Wide selection of basic and imported groceries and housewares at generally higher prices.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“This is good for coffee, internet and brunch. If you're here on a Sunday it's worth going for the brunch - amazing salads and all you can eat !”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a great place for those that love to read. they have a vast collection of literature to read from, as well as borrow at a low price of $3 dollars a month. It's about 7.3Km, approximately 14 minutes drive to and from.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Nakumatt groceries/deparment store; cinema; boutique shops; fast food mall; electronics”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hotel
“It's very common to meet friends in the various Hotels with great views and swimming pools. Mille Collines or The Manor Hotel have cheap entry fees for the swimming pool compared to the luxury they offer. There is also an air conditioned Gym you can use for about 7$ a day.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“is found in the city centre and is owned by a Chinese and the largest super market in Rwanda and sells everything.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“No visit to Rwanda is complete without a stop at the Hotel des Milles Collines, better known as 'Hotel Rwanda' and featured in the film by the same name. The drinks are expensive, but the outdoor patio is a great place to have a beer and brochette (choose from chicken, beef or fish).”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my faves! Yummy Tapas and Sangria. Call in advance to order the Paella.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

African Restaurant
“Heaven is a great spot for food, drinks, brunch, and the small art shops attached to the restaurant. There is a nice big wooden deck shaded by beautiful hanging trees.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A 5 minutes driving distance and a 25 minutes walking distance from Ikaze Murugo, Brachetto is a modern italian retaurant named after a red italian wine grape. Brachetto is one of finest restaurant for the most diverse and unique wines in Kigali. Brachetto combines serving great wines strategically selected from France, Italy, South Africa and beyond with food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“This is good for coffee, internet and brunch. If you're here on a Sunday it's worth going for the brunch - amazing salads and all you can eat !”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“It's very common to meet friends in the various Hotels with great views and swimming pools. Mille Collines or The Manor Hotel have cheap entry fees for the swimming pool compared to the luxury they offer. There is also an air conditioned Gym you can use for about 7$ a day.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my faves! Yummy Tapas and Sangria. Call in advance to order the Paella.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Shokola is a local coffee shop with a unique fusion of mediterranean-inspired food, coffee, art, and books. It is situated on the roof top of the Kigali public library. Shokola is just 2 minutes drive and 10 minutes walk from Ikaze Murugo. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends

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