What is Kigali famous for?
Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and the largest and oldest among the cities found in this country. Kigali city is within the center of Rwanda dubbed the land of a thousand hills with scenic views of hills, lakes valleys, and steep slopes connecting hills and valleys. Since Rwanda attained her independence from Belgium in 1962, Kigali has been the countries center for political, transport, culture, and economic progression.
Kigali is among the five provinces of Rwanda which were introduced as a way of enforcing or implementing the decentralized system of government in the year 2006. Like other provinces in Rwanda, Kigali uses the central African time and has got 2 hours to inform of coordinated Universal time annually.
The name Kigali was originated from mount Kigali which is about 1850 meters high. Locally in Kinyarwanda, the name Kigali means something big and the city now harbors an estimated number of 1.5 million people.
Kigali in Rwanda is famous for various reasons most especially for its organization and well known for being the cleanest city in east Africa which has attracted several development partners to take visits to the city to ascertain how the government of Rwanda made efforts to make Kigali the cleanest city. The move to make Kigali cleanest started with barning of polythene papers/bags in Rwanda territory and the making of communal work compulsory during specific days of the week.
Additionally, Kigali is also famous for being the major arrival point of entry to Rwanda by internal visitors, and it where all the transport systems linking to various national parks are based. Still, visitors going for mountain gorilla trekking and safaris game drives in Akagera National Park are commenced their journey upon arrival within Kigali city. Despite Kigali known as the transport like to several attractions in Rwanda, it features its attractions that visitors can see and enjoy through taking Kigali city tours. These attractions include the Kigali genocide memorial sites, urban birding tours, and other facilities such as spectacular touristic hotels, restaurants, bars, and different shops.
Kigali city is also famous for its mount Kigali. This is considered as the heavy hill in Kigali city that can offer hiking safaris to visitors. Mt Kigali is the highest hill in Kigali city who’s hiking adventure activities start from Nyamirambo close to Sun City Hotel. Upon reaching the top of the hill you will view the whole of Kigali city and offers the best opportunity for you to take different photos are at the top.
Kigali city is also famous for being a historical city where most of the genocide atrocities were committed. There is a lot of history attached to Rwanda which can be presented in Kigali. As a result of mass killings during the genocide, different memorial genocide cities have been constructed in Kigali to commemorate the death of thousands of people. Kigali genocide memorial is prominent among all the memorial where over 25000 of the Tutsi were buried. The city also has the mains city museum with all about the history of Rwanda, Kandt House Museum (formerly the Museum of Natural History), is also available.
There are other places of interest in Kigali city that are a must for visitors to see whenever they arrive in Kigali. These majorly are of arts and crafts and Rwanda historical interests and these include; visiting tours to Hotel des Mille Collines hotel featured in 2004 hotel Rwanda, visit tours to Belgium UN troop memorial site, visits to Gadaffi Mosque, Kigali Public Library, and having a short shopping tour to Rwanda local markets.
Despite the amazing city Kigali is, most visitors have not taken lonely safaris to Kigali city instead they use it as the transit route to other destinations that are located far in remote areas where they can see golden monkey through golden monkey tracking tours in Rwanda, wildlife safaris or move to hike and climb the mountain ranges of Volcanoes. Kigali has been famous generally as a clean, well-organized and as a transport hub for visitors going to different destinations in Rwanda for different wildlife safari and cultural attractions. Explore Kigali city with Africa Adventure Vacations for your best travel.