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the capital of Rwanda
, is set amongst the hilly terrain of the central region.
It is a sprawling town of relatively little architectural merit, although it does have a good slice of local colour on the streets and in the markets.
For those who are interested in the 1994 genocide, the central memorial museum is located here.
Most people travelling in Rwanda
will find themselves overnighting here in order to make international flight connections, notably the light aircraft service into the Serengeti
, which can depart very early in the morning. Hotel des Mille Collines
... is our usual first choice in the city, a modestly characterful urban hotel which has featured in movies about the genocide.Kigali Serena
... is a larger town hotel, reliable and with plenty of facilities, but rather more pricey.