Welcome back to the Amahoro Tours blog. Today, we’re going to be talking about some activities you can do when visiting the capital city of Rwanda, Kigali. If you’re wondering what to do in Kigali, keep reading to learn our suggestions, and schedule a tour in Rwanda today for an experience you’ll never forget.
Without further ado, here are our favorite things to do in the amazing city of Kigali.
Experience The Food And Drinks
When in Kigali, it’d be a shame to not indulge in the amazing food, drinks, and markets. For one, you have to try the coffee. After all, Rwanda is responsible for some of the best coffee in the world!
As far as drinks are concerned, it’s also worth your time to stop by a milk bar, something you’ll likely to only find in Rwanda. Cows are a major aspect of Rwanda culture, so it makes sense that the cow’s milk is also a pretty big deal.
When it comes to food, the best bit of advice we can give is to try just about everything — you won’t be disappointed! But if you want specifics, take some time to head to Kigali’s Muslim quarter, Nyamirambo. In this quarter, the ‘big fish’ is an iconic meal that you’ll be happy you’ve experienced. It consists of an entire grilled tilapia that is paired with onions and regional spices. Perfect to share, or tackle it on your own — either way, you won’t be disappointed.
Finally, take some time to visit the Kimironko market. While there are a plethora of incredible markets throughout the entire city of Kigali, Kimironko definitely takes the cake. You’ll see incredible foods, clothing, textiles, and more! Just be prepared to haggle before you but — have fun with it!
Bask In The Culture
First and foremost, to get the most out of the vibrant culture in Kigali, simply be open, initiate conversations, and spend time participating in the activities that you’ll only find in Kigali. That being said, here are a few incredible ways to get intimate with Rwandan culture in Kigali.
Watch A Soccer Game At The Amahoro Stadium
In Rwanda, soccer is a beloved sport. So why not join in on the fun by attending a soccer match at the biggest stadium in Rwanda? You’ll get to experience the energetic, exciting atmosphere of die-hard soccer fans, and you’ll get to watch some incredible teams take the field.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial:
As you probably already know, there was a major genocide against the Tutsi people in Rwanda during the 1990’s. It’s important to understand what happened during this genocide and how the country rebuilt itself following the genocide’s conclusion to have a comprehensive understanding of the current state of the county. By attending The Kigali Genocide Memorial, you’ll be able to pay your respects while learning about the event.
The activities we’ve discussed in this blog are only scratching the surface of all the amazing things there are to see and do while in Kigali. Take a look at our list of activities to do in Rwanda, and consider joining us for an incredible Rwanda tour. Contact us today to get started.