Kigali

The capital of Rwanda, Kigali is home to over 1 million inhabitants. It has a long history and was founded under German colonial rule in 1907. It became the capital of the country when Rwanda was granted independence in 1962. The city itself is built on hilly terrain and spreads out over the hills and valleys in between them. It is growing at an exceptional rate and the main hub for tourists coming in and out of the country.

For this reason, Kigali can be a fairly expensive place to visit. It is home to a few notable attractions which can be visited during some downtime. This includes the Genocide Memorial Centre and Museum (over 250 000 people killed in 1994’s genocide are buried here) as well as the Presidential Palace Museum. Other recommended activities include a walking tour of the suburb of Nyamirambo, a visit to one of the many art studios found in the city or perhaps try a sunset motorbike cruise.

For those more adventurous, try a hike up Mount Kigali for excellent views of the city as well as horse riding. Alternatively, partake in some of the local cuisines, sometimes scary looking, but always tasty! Of course, Kigali is the centre point for all trips to the rest of the country. Some amazing experiences can be found just a few hours from the city, including a visit to the gorillas found at Volcanoes National Park or the sheer variety of animals at the Akagera National Park, two and a half hours away.

Check out our top Rwanda itineraries!

Just Gorillas!

  • Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
  • Starts and ends in Rwanda

Gorillas & Golden Monkeys

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking

Best of Both Countries

  • Gorilla Trekking (Uganda)
  • Golden Monkey Trek (Rwanda)
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Cultural Visits

Gorilla Habituation Trek

  • 4 Hour Gorilla Habituation Trek in Uganda
  • Kigali City Tour

Gorillas & Golden Monkeys

    • Gorilla Trekking
    • Golden Monkey Trekking
    • Super Deluxe eco-lodge
    • Unique eco-tourism activities
***SUPER DELUXE LODGE***

Double Trekker

  • 2 x Gorilla Treks in Uganda
  • Private Canoe Excursion
  • Scenic Hiking (optional)
  • Kigali City Tour

Gorillas & Lakes

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Lake Kivu
  • Kigali City Tour (full day)

Perfect Primates

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Golden Monkey Trekking in Rwanda
  • Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

Akagera & Apes

  • Akagera National Park
  • Safari Boat Cruise & Game Drives
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
***SAVE 30% ON GORILLA PERMITS IN LOW SEASON***

Gorillas, Monkeys & Chimps

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Lake Kivu
  • Chimpanzaa Trekking
  • Tree Top Canopy Walk

Gorillas, Lake Kivu & Akagera

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Visit Lake Kivu
  • Kigali City & Cultural Tour
  • Akagera National Park

Gorillas & Migration

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Great Wildebeest Migration

Gorillas & Tanzania Safari

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Community Guided Walk
  • Direct flight into the Serengeti
  • Central Serengeti (seasonal migration viewing)

Discover Rwanda

  • Game drives in Akagera NP
  • Gorillas & Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Visit Lake Kivu
  • Chimp & Colobus Monkey Trekking

Ultimate Rwanda

  • Akagera National Park
  • Nyungwe National Park
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
***SUPER DELUXE LODGES***

Gorillas, Crater & Migration

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Gorilla Trekking (Rwanda)
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Includes a free night on safari
***SPECIAL OFFER***

Gorillas & Southern Tanzania

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Game Drives & Walking Safaris
***SPECIAL OFFER***

Ultimate Apes Safari

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Golden Monkey Trek (Rwanda)
  • Gorilla Trek (Uganda)
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Murchison Falls & Ziwa Rhinos