Rwanda’s capital stretches across undulating hills and valleys, radiating outwards into the surrounding countryside. Kigali is the country’s financial, commercial and cultural hub, featuring a world-class convention centre, vibrant shopping malls, a burgeoning art scene and numerous points of interest, including the Kigali Genocide Memorial, atmospheric markets and numerous craft shops.
With its interesting architecture, bustling streets, meandering boulevards, and green hillsides, Kigali has emerged from it’s dark past to become one of Africa’s most attractive cities and it’s location at the geographical heart of Rwanda serves as the ideal base from which to explore this fascinating country.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
This stylish 12-room luxury boutique hotel is Kigali's first eco-friendly resort, located on a tree-lined street steps from Kigali City Center and 20 minutes from the airport. Fusion Restaurant and its Swahili-inspired bar, located at The Retreat, offer delicious farm-to-table international cuisine, while the well-known Heaven Restaurant (reached through the Retreat’s “Stairway to Heaven”) offers an innovative modern African menu.
Ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Relaxed yet elegant, the Kigali Serena is perfect for an overnight stop or as a base from which to explore Kigali.