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Kigali Destination Guide

Discover Kigali in Rwanda!

Kigali in the region of Kigali Province with it's 745,261 habitants is a place located in Rwanda and is the capital of this country.

Map of the area of Kigali in Rwanda

Local time in Kigali is now 10:45 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Kigali" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Mwanza, Musoma, Kigoma, Rwamagana, Rwesero or Kabusunzu. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

23°C / 73 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Night Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 69%
Air Pressure 843.1 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 36% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 24th of May 2017
Few clouds, light breeze.
Few clouds Day: 22°C (72 °F)
Night: 18°C (64 °F)
Thursday, 25th of May 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 23°C (74 °F)
Night: 13°C (56 °F)
Friday, 26th of May 2017
Light rain, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 27°C (81 °F)
Night: 17°C (62 °F)

Videos

Lost in Kigali

17:30 min ( July 10, 2012 by mpagedas)
Views: 697 - Rating: 5/5

A weekend visit to Kigali, Rwanda during the monthly "Umuganda" or National Cleaning Day which is observed on the last Saturday of every month. The entire city is shut down for half a day while the cl...

Kigali Rwanda and surroundings traveler...

02:38 min ( November 16, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW)
Views: 771 - Rating: 3/5

Tripwow.tripadvisor.com - Tour of Kigali, Rwanda created at TripWow by TravelPod (a TripAdvisor company) TripAdvisor TripWow Slideshow of Kigali by TravelPod. Cities visited on this trip: - Kigali, Rw...


Rwandan Hills Kigali DRC Pepomattic's ...

02:37 min ( December 10, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 987 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Pepomattic's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these vi...

Kigali Surprise Joseph_hillier's photos ...

01:48 min ( February 18, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW1)
Views: 897 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Joseph_hillier's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about thes...


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Interesting facts about this location

Kigali

Kigali, with population of almost 1 million (2009), is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is situated near the geographic centre of the nation. The city has been the economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda since it became capital at independence in 1962. The main residence and offices of the President of Rwanda are located in the city, as are the government ministries.

More reading: Kigali homepage
Located at -1.95, 30.06 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Capitals in Africa, Cities in the Great Rift Valley, Kigali, Populated places established in 1907, Provinces of Rwanda

Hôtel des Mille Collines

The Hôtel des Mille Collines is a large hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. It became famous after 1,268 people took refuge inside the building during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. The story of the hotel and its manager at that time, Paul Rusesabagina, was used as the basis of the film Hotel Rwanda.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -1.95, 30.06 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Kigali, Hotels in Rwanda, Rwandan Genocide

École Technique Officielle

The École Technique Officielle was a Salesian secondary school in Kigali, Rwanda. On April 11, 1994, during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, over 2,000 Rwandans abandoned by the UN, in the school in which they set up base to supervise the peace between the Hutu and Tutsi, were murdered by extremist militia. This event is the subject of the movie Shooting Dogs by Michael Caton-Jones.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -1.95, 30.06 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Kigali, Rwandan Genocide, Schools in Rwanda

Stade Amahoro

Amahoro Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kigali City, Rwanda. It is the largest stadium in Rwanda and hosts football matches, concerts, and public events.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -1.95, 30.06 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Kigali, Football venues in Rwanda, Multi-purpose stadiums in Rwanda

Geography of Rwanda

At 26,338 square kilometres, Rwanda is the world's 149th-largest country. It is comparable in size to Haiti or the state of Maryland in the United States. The entire country is at a high altitude: the lowest point is the Rusizi River at 950 metres above sea level. Rwanda is located in Central/Eastern Africa, and is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and Burundi to the south.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -1.95, 30.06 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Geography of Central Africa, Geography of Rwanda

Quote of the moment

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

Robert Louis Stevenson