Flight tickets from Kimberley to Kigal

Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda and the bustling hub of activity it has become in recent years. Home to the country’s government and largest university, Kigali offers a range of attractions that draw tourists and locals alike. From hot air balloon rides to rhino conservancy attractions, Kigali has something for everyone. In this text, we will explore the best that Kigali offers – from sights to sounds and everything in between.

Getting to Know Kigali

Kigali is the largest city, as well as capital, of the East African nation of Rwanda. It is located in the east African Great Lakes Region and is the second most populous city in the region after Kampala, and is the busiest economic center. The population of Kigali is estimated to be around 826,000, making it the most populous city in Rwanda. Kigali is in the Central Africa Timezone, and the official language is Kinyarwanda, with French and English commonly being used for commercial transactions. The timezone is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The official currency of Kigali is the Rwandan Franc (RWF). Credits, transferring from banks outside Rwanda, such as the US dollar and Euro, are also accepted in Kigali.

Climate and Weather

Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, has a subtropical highland climate with two distinct rainy seasons. The short rain season runs from mid-February to mid-May and the longer one from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall can reach up to 1500 millimetres (59 in) per year. The months of December, January and February are pleasant with temperatures averaging 19 °C (66 °F). March and April are hot and humid as temperatures hit the mid-20s and occasionally reach as high as 30 °C (86 °F). May and June are the hottest months of the year with temperatures reaching over 30 °C (86 °F). July and August are the wettest months of the year with heavy rainfall. Kigali experiences the majority of its rainfall from December to February and from June to August. The evenings tend to be cooler and the humidity rises in the evenings and mornings.

Touring Kigali: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Kigali and it is the Kigali International Airport, also known as Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport (KGL). You can get from the main airport to downtown Kigali by taxi. As of May 2021, the price for a taxi from the airport to the downtown area costs about 15,000 Rwandan Francs (16-17 USD approximately), and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. You can change money at Kigali airport at currency exchange booths and money changing counters.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Kigali

  1. Kigali is the vibrant and ever-evolving capital of Rwanda, known for its cultural diversity and warm Rwandan hospitality
  2. Kigali offers a variety of cultural attractions and experiences, such as traditional dances and music, local markets, and national monuments.
  3. Kigali is a hub of African development, filled with green hillsides, lush forests, and sandy beaches. It’s a great place to learn about Rwanda’s diverse history and culture

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