Flight tickets from Londolozi to Kigal

Welcome to Kigali - the vibrant capital city of Rwanda! Known for its stunning views, vibrant culture, and bustling street markets, Kigali is an exciting destination for travelers and has been described as a “garden city in the clouds.” This text will explore what makes Kigali such a captivating place and highlight the incredible tourist attractions, fun activities, and unique experiences to be had in this bustling capital. So get ready to explore Kigali and all it has to offer!

Getting to Know Kigali

Kigali is the vibrant capital and largest city in Rwanda, located in the centre of the country and in the same time zone as East Africa and South African Standard Time. As of 2019, the population of Kigali was estimated to be 1.138 million people. The official language of Kigali is Kinyarwanda, with English, Swahili and French being some of the other common languages spoken in the city. The population includes many other languages, including Tutsi, Hutu, and Nayagera. The unit of currency used in Kigali is the Rwandan Franc (RWF). This is divided into 100 centimes. The currency can be exchanged at banks, as well as foreign exchange bureaus. Credit cards and ATMs can also be found in the city, although it is advised to check before using these.

Climate and Weather

Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, lies at an elevation of 1,795 metres which gives it a temperate climate and thebroomandswarm climate classification. The city experiences two distinct seasons: a warm wet season from October to May, and a cooler dry season from June to September. Despite this, temperatures are mild and stay constant throughout the year, averaging between 21-24°C. Rainfall is heaviest from April–May and September–October, and is lightest from June–August. Kigali has a moderate risk of malaria throughout the year, however the risk is higher during the wet season. Kigali's temperate climate is ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Northern Rwanda is home to some of Africa's most stunning landscapes, and the city's mild temperatures makes it the perfect base to explore stunning national parks and landmark sites.

Touring Kigali: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Kigali: Kigali International Airport (KGL) and Kanombe International Airport (KME). The closest and most popular airport is Kigali International Airport, located about 18 kilometres from the city centre. The most convenient way to get from the main airport to downtown in Kigali is by taxi. The fare varies depending on the number of passengers, but generally costs between US$15–20. Yes, you can change money at Kigali airport. There is a Travelex Bureau de Change available in the arrivals hall.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Kigali

  1. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa and the political and economic hub of the country
  2. Kigali has a rich history, tracing its roots to the 12th century when Rwandan kings ruled the area. It was also the site of a Great War fought between the Hutu and the Tutsi
  3. The culture of Kigali is one of celebration and diversity, where many different ethnic groups coexist in peace and harmony. Traditional African music and dance are still part of the culture, and visitors can enjoy delicious cuisine that reflects the city’s diverse influences

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