Flight tickets from Durban to Kigal

Kigali is the largest city in Rwanda and the nation's capital. It is a modern city, filled with skyscrapers, bustling nightlife, and rich culture. Kigali is also one of the cleanest and safest cities in Africa, and its population of more than one million people enjoy a relatively low cost of living. In this text, we will explore the history, culture, sights, and attractions of Kigali, and discover what makes it such a unique and vibrant city.

Getting to Know Kigali

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and is located in the center of the country. The city is home to an estimated population of 1.2 million people. Kigali lies within the Central African Time Zone and is two hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). French and English are both official languages in Rwanda and many people in Kigali are proficient in both languages. The local currency is the Rwandan Franc, which is divided into 100 centimes. It is available in both paper and coin form.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Kigali is tropical, though slightly cooler than other cities in the region due to its higher elevation. October through May is the dry season, while June through September is the wet season. Average temperatures range from the mid-70s Fahrenheit (21 - 26 °C) during the day to the mid-50s Fahrenheit (11 - 13 °C) at night. Rainfall is frequent, especially during the wet season, making Kigali quite humid. The city does experience periodic strong winds which are known for carrying dust, so being prepared with a jacket and a scarf is wise! The highest average rainfall occurs in February and March.

Touring Kigali: Airport and Transportation

There is one airport in Kigali and its official name is Kigali International Airport. You can get from the airport to downtown Kigali by booking a taxi or hiring an Uber. The cost varies depending on the distance traveled but typically taxis will charge around $15-25. You can change money at the airport, however it is usually better to get money from an ATM or bank in downtown Kigali.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Kigali

  1. Kigali is the capital and largest city in Rwanda, and dates back to at least the 16th century
  2. Rwanda is known for its rich culture, with a mix of traditional tribal practices, art and dance styles, and a vibrant music scene
  3. Must-see attractions in Kigali include the Genocide Memorial Centre, Nyamata Church, the Presidential Palace, the Rwanda National Museum, and a number of local markets

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