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1 day Kigali City ,  The 1 day Kigali City Tour is an exciting short tour that takes visitors through the spectacular tourist sites in the Capital City of Rwanda. The Tour allows tourists to appreciate the beauty of the Lush and clean City which involves exploring the Genocide Memorial Sites within the City, Museums, Art studios, craft markets, local food markets and many other exciting tourist sites.

What to expect during the 1 day Kigali City Tour

  • A visit to the Genocide memorial Center.
  • A tour of the Kandt Museum of Natural History.
  • Visit to the Craft center/Ivuka Arts Studios.
  • A stop at the Presidential Palace.
  • Transport through the City with a cozy 4WD Vehicle.
  • Lunch within the City.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour.

Detailed itinerary of the 1 day Kigali City tour

Your 1 day Kigali City tour starts with breakfast at your place of residence and a pick-up by our professional driver/guide at 9:00am. The first interesting site to be visited during this 1 day Kigali City tour is the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center where more than 250,000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide were laid to rest. During your visit to the site, have a tour of the memorial garden, the genocide archive of the victims and pictures, bones and other personal belongings of the victims. Your visit will also give a chance to talk to some of the survivors who will take you through their emotional encounters and if you are faint-hearted, expect to shed tears.

Your visit of the City tour continues to the Kandt House Museum of Natural History for an insight into the country’s pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial history. The informative guides at the site will take you through the interesting history of the country and also get a chance to see the different reptile species at the reptile exhibit.

Your next stop is the Caplaki Craft Village or Ivuka Arts Studios to interact with the local artisans who make beautiful items from local raw materials. You will see nice jewelry, craft shoes, leather bags and African wear which you can purchase if interested. It is however good to support the local communities by buying some of their nice and cheap items, which will remind you of your African safari.

After the visit to the art and craft center, head to one of the beautiful restaurants for lunch where you can get a chance to taste the mouth-watering traditional Rwandan cuisines. Sum up your 1 day Kigali City Tour with a visit to the popular Presidential Palace Museum, the spot there the wreckage of the plane that carried then Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and then Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira will be seen. Learn about how then President lived, how he was assassinated and how it sparked the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

End of your 1 day Kigali City Tour

Safari Inclusions

  •  Airport transfers
  •  Bottled drinking water
  •  Travel in 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Fulltime English-speaking driver
  •  All relevant government taxes
  •  Activities in the travel plan but not the optional ones

Safari Exclusions

  •  International Flight fares
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Tipping
  •  Telephone calls
  •  Additional/optional activities
  •  Hotel fees before and after the trip
  •  Laundry services
  •  Beverages of personal interest
  •  Visa fees
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