Flight tickets from Polokwane to Kigal

Kigali is the capital of Rwanda located in the heart of East Africa. It is one of the fastest growing and dynamic cities on the African continent. From its beautiful mountains, vibrant culture, exciting nightlife, and a rapidly developing economy, Kigali offers something for everyone. This text will explore the many reasons why Kigali is such an alluring destination, providing valuable insight into the history, culture, and infrastructure of this unique and exciting city.

Getting to Know Kigali

Kigali is the capital and largest city in Rwanda, located in the centre of the country. As of 2019, the estimated population of Kigali is 1.132 million inhabitants. Kigali lies in the Central Africa Time zone, which is two hours ahead of Universal Coordinated Time (UTC+2). Kigali is mainly spoken in Kinyarwanda, the native language of the majority of people in Rwanda, as well as French and English. The official currency is the Rwandan franc and the US dollar is widely accepted.

Climate and Weather

Kigali is the capital of Rwanda, a small landlocked nation situated in Central Africa. The climate of Kigali is generally humid subtropical, which means that temperatures remain the same all year-round while rainfall varies throughout the year. Though the average temperature is rarely outside of the 20-30 Degree Celsius range, temperatures can occasionally reach above 35 Degree Celsius in the hottest months of December and January. Rainfall is abundant in Kigali and is mostly distributed throughout the wet seasons in March, April and May, and October and November. During these months it can rain as much as 4 inches a day! During the dryer months of December to February, it can rain as little as 1 inch a day. The cooler temperatures in Kigali are especially pleasant in the dry season, when the nights can get quite cool. Despite this pleasant climate, the city can still experience hot spells, and periods of drought during some of the dry months.

Touring Kigali: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Kigali, the Kigali International Airport (KGL) and the Kanombe Airport (KME). You can take a car or taxi from either airport to downtown Kigali. There are licensed airport taxis at both the Kigali International and Kanombe Airports which usually cost around 10,000 Rwandan Francs or 10 USD one way to downtown. You can also change money at the Kigali International Airport at Forex Bureau, located in the Arrival Hall and also at the departure hall before security.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Kigali

  1. Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, offers a unique blend of the traditional and modern. It is located in the geographical centre of the country and is known as the ‘Land of Thousand Hills’
  2. Kigali is home to national parks, ancient ruins, and monuments to its tumultuous past, such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Its culture reflects a blend of African traditions and modern influences, particularly French.
  3. Visitors to Kigali can sample the local cuisine, explore arts and crafts markets, visit vibrant churches, and travel to the nearby Virunga Mountains for ecotourism activities

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