Guidebook for Kigali

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Guidebook for Kigali

Food Scene
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Sundowner
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Cafe/restaurant nestled among jungle trees. Look out for monkeys in the trees!
Shokola Café
Cafe/restaurant nestled among jungle trees. Look out for monkeys in the trees!
Amazing authentic food with open air seating and gardens. Come hungry because the portions are generous!
Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant
Amazing authentic food with open air seating and gardens. Come hungry because the portions are generous!
Authentic high quality imported Japanese food and sushi. Delicious but expensive! Run by a Japanese expat.
Kiseki Authentic Japanese Restaurant
Authentic high quality imported Japanese food and sushi. Delicious but expensive! Run by a Japanese expat.
Authentic local buffet.
Afrika Bite
7 KG 674 St
Authentic local buffet.
Variety of sweet and savory crepes - the Norveigenne sounds odd with smoked salmon, but is one of my favorites.
Kimy Gourmand Crêperie
Variety of sweet and savory crepes - the Norveigenne sounds odd with smoked salmon, but is one of my favorites.
Drinks & Nightlife
Popular spot with views of the city, hookah, bar, club, Asian fusion restaurant, and bakery. Weekends you can go clubbing, weekdays it's a chill place to grab food or a drink.
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Royal Papyrus Restaurant
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Popular spot with views of the city, hookah, bar, club, Asian fusion restaurant, and bakery. Weekends you can go clubbing, weekdays it's a chill place to grab food or a drink.
Great food and jazz nights
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Repub Lounge
16 KG 674 St
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Great food and jazz nights
A bar/restaurant with jazz nights
White Horse Restaurant
A bar/restaurant with jazz nights
Entertainment & Activities
Mamba has a bar, swimming pool, beach volleyball court and best of all, a bowling alley! Pleasant open air setting with trees and a children's park.
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Mamba Club
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Mamba has a bar, swimming pool, beach volleyball court and best of all, a bowling alley! Pleasant open air setting with trees and a children's park.
Arts & Culture
Thursday night happy hour
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Inema Arts Centre
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Thursday night happy hour
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Kigali Genocide Memorial
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Essentials
Simba Supermarket.
T2000 is a huge supermarket full of cheap chinese imports. Convenient and well-stocked with everything from clothing to appliances to groceries and some bizarre things in between
T-2000 Supermarket
T2000 is a huge supermarket full of cheap chinese imports. Convenient and well-stocked with everything from clothing to appliances to groceries and some bizarre things in between
Services for American citizens including security and other assistance
Embassy of the United States
Services for American citizens including security and other assistance
Watch out for card skimmers on ATMs. Check for anything unusual about the ATM, and if it seems suspicious, go to another one.
Ecobank ATM
Watch out for card skimmers on ATMs. Check for anything unusual about the ATM, and if it seems suspicious, go to another one.
Exchange money here or at other forex bureaus. Keep in mind that larger bills get a better exchange rate.
Lavita Forex
Exchange money here or at other forex bureaus. Keep in mind that larger bills get a better exchange rate.
Wide selection of basic and imported groceries and housewares at generally higher prices.
Nakumatt City Centre
Wide selection of basic and imported groceries and housewares at generally higher prices.
Sightseeing
Nyamirambo is the Muslim quarter of Kigali and home to the oldest mosque in Rwanda. Check out the Green Mosque (Masjid al-Fatah) and the various shops and restaurants.
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Nyamirambo
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Nyamirambo is the Muslim quarter of Kigali and home to the oldest mosque in Rwanda. Check out the Green Mosque (Masjid al-Fatah) and the various shops and restaurants.
Parks & Nature
Perched at the top of Mt. Kigali with sweeping views, this ranch has horseback riding, ziplines, trampolines, and more. Book in advance: https://www.sengha.com/aboutus.html
Fazenda Sengha
Perched at the top of Mt. Kigali with sweeping views, this ranch has horseback riding, ziplines, trampolines, and more. Book in advance: https://www.sengha.com/aboutus.html