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  • Kigali is typically the start of your Rwanda safari.
  • A young child in Kigali makes for a great photo opportunity all on Kigali tours.
  • A water well in Kigali

Few people travel to Rwanda without passing through Kigali, the country’s largest and capital city. Located in the geographic centre of Rwanda, Kigali has been the economic and cultural hub since it became the capital in 1962.

Kigali was founded under German colonial rule in 1907. It was chosen as the country’s capital because of its central location after Rwanda achieved independence. Kigali came to international attention as a result of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 which saw the slaughter of approximately one million Tutsi and moderate Hutu by Hutu militia as well as some members from the Rwandan army. The city was greatly affected by this tragedy but has worked hard to recover. The Kigali Memorial Centre opened on the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide and has been built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried.

Today Kigali is a clean and comfortable city that is popular with expats and hosts numerous aid workers. Many people come to visit this attractive city on their way to visit the country’s famous gorillas at the Parc National des Volcans ona Rwanada safari. Tourism has increased in recent years and since 1994, the city h as been rebuilt and continues to look forward without forgetting its past.

 


 

Rwanda Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to travel to Rwanda.

Learn about the history and culture of Rwanda, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Rwanda's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Rwanda for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Rwanda tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Rwanda or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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