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Kigali holidays

As moto-taxis whizz through Kigali’s bustling streets and winding boulevards, now lined with artisan coffee shops, boutique hotels and bakeries, it’s clear Rwanda’s capital is rapidly emerging as one of Africa’s tourist hot spots. This proud, future-focused city has been transformed with new skyscrapers, great dining establishments, and a vibrant art scene. Not only is it arguably one of the most attractive and most welcoming capital cities in Africa, but a package holiday to Kigali with Qatar Airways Holidays also makes an ideal base to explore the rest of what Rwanda has to offer.

  • Climb 6,000 feet to reach the summit of Mount Kigali and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top
  • View some of Rwanda’s natural wonders at Kigali’s Museum of Natural History. Also known as Richard Kandt’s house to locals, it boasts impressive views of the city
  • Visit the inspiration behind the film Hotel Rwanda; Hotel des Mille Collines. 
  • Wander around the privately run Inema Arts Centre, which displays everything from paintings and sculptures to modern interpretations of traditional crafts
Holiday Packages

Kigali holiday Packages

Whether it’s the cafés serving up the best coffee in East Africa or the nearby savannahs home to lions and elephants that entice you to Rwanda’s buzzing capital, holiday packages to Kigali with Qatar Airways Holidays make it easy to plan your perfect getaway. From self-catering apartments to luxury accommodation, there are plenty of Kigali flight and hotel combinations that can be tailored to meet your needs.

Rwanda has some unique dishes and an explosion of culinary creativity in the last few years has turned Kigali into a food lover’s paradise. Culinary packages to Kigali will take you through the creative fusion of the city’s blossoming restaurant scene.

Good to know

  • Time Zone
    GMT+2 hours
  • Languages
    English, French, Kinyarwanda
  • Dialing Code
  • Electricity
    230V 50Hz
  • Currency
    Rwandan franc
  • Experiences

    Kigali holiday experiences

    • Sip some locally sourced coffee in one of Kigali’s new fair-trade coffee shops. Grown on Rwanda’s rolling green hills, the volcanic soil and ideal climate ensure Rwandan java beans create the most delicious brew.
    • Shopping in Kigali is diverse. You can spend the day browsing the many souvenir stalls for artisanal gifts or explore the outlets in Kigali Heights, its first shopping mall.
    • Book a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking day excursion to Volcanoes National Park. A minibus will take you on the scenic two-hour drive to the park to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Just remember to book your gorilla permit as far as six months in advance.
    • Take a day trip to Akagera National Park.  Just two and half hours’ drive from Kigali, this beautiful big-five park is home to elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, zebras and more.
    • There are plenty of festivals and special events throughout the year that may coincide with your Kigali package holiday. Highlights include the Kigali Peace Marathon in May and the Rwanda Film Festival in July.

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