Flight tickets from Mpumalanga to Kigal

Kigali is the densely-populated capital of Rwanda, one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa. Founded more than 500 years ago, Kigali has transformed from a small village settlement to a vibrant metropolitan city. With stunning views of the nearby mountains, Kigali has developed into a modern destination with something to offer everyone. From its cuisine, cultural festivals, and art galleries to its numerous green spaces and shopping districts, Kigali is a traveler's delight. In this text, we will cover the history, culture, and attractions of Kigali and explore what makes this city so special.

Getting to Know Kigali

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda located in East Africa and its population is estimated to be around 1.15 million inhabitants. The time zone of the city is Central African Time (UTC +2). The official languages spoken in Kigali are Kinyarwanda, French and English. Rwanda Franc is the official currency of the city.

Climate and Weather

Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is located in the center of the country in the savannah region at an altitude of 1500m. It has a tropical savannah climate with two distinct seasons; the wet season (November to May) and the dry season (June to October). The wet season is associated with high humidity and rainfall, with an average annual total of 1,256mm. Temperatures during this season are warm and vary between 17-26°C. Meanwhile, during the dry season, temperatures are cooler and more comfortable, reaching a maximum of 27°C. The dry season is also sunnier, with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day. Overall, Kigali has a pleasant climate with temperatures rarely exceeding 28°C. With an all-round moderate climate, Kigali is a great year-round destination for visitors.

Touring Kigali: Airport and Transportation

There are two main airports in Kigali: Kigali International Airport(KGL) and Bugesera International Airport (KME). To get from the main airport to downtown Kigali, the most popular option is to take a taxi, which will cost between 25,000 RWF - 40,000 RWF (approximately $28-$44 USD). Yes, you can change money at Kigali airport. There is an exchange counter in the arrivals hall.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Kigali

  1. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, a city sitting atop the Kigali Hills with a population of 1.2 million people. Its History is marked by colonial rule, civil wars and a genocide in the mid 1990's
  2. Kigali is a diverse city with numerous cultures from the diverse population. It is known for its vibrant arts scene, featuring traditional Rwandan art forms such as sculpture and woodwork
  3. Tourists can explore Kigali's culture and history by visiting the various markets and national parks, such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial, which commemorates the 1994 genocide. They can also take part in vibrant cultural festivals and events such as Kwita Izina, Rwanda's annual baby naming festival

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