Kigali, the charming capital of Rwanda is a thriving cosmopolitan city and urban centre considered as one of the safest and cleanest cities in Africa. The city is filled with culture, history, impressive art, and exotic cuisine, not to mention a dynamic night scene. If you’re looking for somewhere unique to visit on your next holiday that isn’t bombarded by tourists, then Kigali could be the travel hotspot for you, and we have some great offers on Kigali holiday packages.
Rwanda as a country has a rich cultural heritage and Kigali is the country’s cultural centre with many enriching attractions and sightseeing landmarks worth exploring. The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre is a good place to start; this is the final resting place of the victims who lost their lives during Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. There’s an enlightening museum here offering an insight into this historic tragedy. The Inema Art Center is also worth exploring, displaying contemporary African artwork and hosting fun, educational workshops.
A trip to Kigali is not complete without taking a daytrip to the Volcanos National Park, home of the critically endangered mountain gorilla. There are less than 700 species of the mountain gorilla left in the world, so a visit to this park really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There are also five extinct volcanoes to marvel at here, two of which can be climbed up if you’re feeling brave. Another awesome daytrip from Kigali is the Akagera National Park, a safari destination home to lots of beautiful native wildlife.
The Retreat is a luxurious 5 star hotel and the first completely eco-friendly solar powered resort in Kigali. This boutique hotel has an exclusive feel to it with just 12 custom built rooms, each featuring private patios, a bathroom with an indoor and outdoor rain shower, a custom made fan, air-conditioning, a mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, a flat screen TV featuring premium channels, and complimentary purified water. The Retreat boasts a state-of-the-art fitness centre, two saltwater pools, and a deluxe spa with a whirlpool and sauna. The Retreat’s fine dining restaurant Fusion offers guests delectable international dishes combined with traditional Rwandan ingredients and flavours. This stylish hotel is set within walking distance to several sightseeing attractions and is less than a 15 minute drive from the Niyo Art Gallery, the Kigali City Market, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial. The breath-taking Volcanos National Park is worth taking a day trip to from The Retreat, which protects the endangered mountain gorilla.
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