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Guidebook for Kigali

Beth

Guidebook for Kigali

Arts & Culture
This is the National stadium... sports, concerts, public events, etc.
Amahoro
This is the National stadium... sports, concerts, public events, etc.
Gallery
Ivuka Arts Studio
Gallery
Films and concerts
Goethe-Institut Liaison office Kigali
Films and concerts
Gallery
Uburanga Arts Studio
Gallery
swimming pool
Lemigo Hotel
swimming pool
lap swimming, tennis, sauna, massage, a gym, and a restaurant
Nyarutarama Sports Centre
lap swimming, tennis, sauna, massage, a gym, and a restaurant
Kigali City Tower movie theater
Century Cinemas
Kigali City Tower movie theater
Bowling, swimming, volleyball, table tennis, more
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Mamba
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Bowling, swimming, volleyball, table tennis, more
night club, restaurant and bar, snack shop, swimming pool, sauna, massage
Alpha Palace Hotel
Boulevard de I'OUA Boulevard de lOUA
night club, restaurant and bar, snack shop, swimming pool, sauna, massage
restaurant and swimming pool
La Palisse Hotel, Kigali
restaurant and swimming pool
Library run by the Evangelical Friends Church of Rwanda, a Quaker Church promoting peace and unity in Rwanda
Friends Peace House Library
Library run by the Evangelical Friends Church of Rwanda, a Quaker Church promoting peace and unity in Rwanda
Gallery and yoga classes
Yego Arts
Gallery and yoga classes
Sportsview Pool - great clean pool for swimming laps and not crowded weekdays
KK 373 Street
Sportsview Pool - great clean pool for swimming laps and not crowded weekdays
Essentials
National Library of Rwanda and Kigali's main public library. Check it out... very nice for a new library
Kigali Public Library
National Library of Rwanda and Kigali's main public library. Check it out... very nice for a new library
Largest open air market in Kigali
Kimironko Market
Largest open air market in Kigali
large supermarket and cafe... you can get many things here
Boulevard de la Paix
large supermarket and cafe... you can get many things here
Good German deli / shop here plus Bourbon Coffee and a couple of local fare restaurants
MTN Rwanda Headquarters
Good German deli / shop here plus Bourbon Coffee and a couple of local fare restaurants
Internet Cafe
CyberLink Internet Café
UTC
Internet Cafe
Kigali's second largest open air market -great for buying fresh, healthy food. If you don't have a car, I have a guy who will shop for you for 1,500 Rwf and bring the market right to our door.
Kicukiro Market/Kicukiro Center (kit-choo-key-roo)
Kigali's second largest open air market -great for buying fresh, healthy food. If you don't have a car, I have a guy who will shop for you for 1,500 Rwf and bring the market right to our door.
There's a public bus stop and several small shops around, including a good dairy across the street where you can buy ikivuguto (fermented milk / yogurt).
St Joseph Primary School
There's a public bus stop and several small shops around, including a good dairy across the street where you can buy ikivuguto (fermented milk / yogurt).
Personal Market Shopper -my guy will bring your order to our home from the Kicukiro market. He charges a very modest fee of 1,500 Rwf per shopping trip.
KK 382 Street
Personal Market Shopper -my guy will bring your order to our home from the Kicukiro market. He charges a very modest fee of 1,500 Rwf per shopping trip.
One of many local small shops for essentials, but this one is larger and has a lot more variety (on corner of KK 21 Ave and 348 street)... less than a five-minute walk from our door
KK 345 Street
One of many local small shops for essentials, but this one is larger and has a lot more variety (on corner of KK 21 Ave and 348 street)... less than a five-minute walk from our door
Located on KN 3 Rd near KK 10 Ave -this supermarket even sells gelato
KK 493 Street
Located on KN 3 Rd near KK 10 Ave -this supermarket even sells gelato
Food Scene
Tex-Mex in Kigali... good and similar to the kinds of chain burrito joints you'd find in the States
Meze Fresh
Tex-Mex in Kigali... good and similar to the kinds of chain burrito joints you'd find in the States
Great Ethiopian restaurant in Kimihurura with good ambience... also has a bar with tv
Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant
Great Ethiopian restaurant in Kimihurura with good ambience... also has a bar with tv
Monday night is expat quiz night
Boulevard de l'Umuganda
Monday night is expat quiz night
Nice place and good inexpensive lunch buffet
Camellia Tea House.
Nice place and good inexpensive lunch buffet
Popular place
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Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel
7 KN 29 St
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Popular place
good coffee and food but not expensive
Aromas Coffee
good coffee and food but not expensive
Bread, breakfast, coffee, dinner, lunch, snacks
Boulangerie de Kigali
Bread, breakfast, coffee, dinner, lunch, snacks
local restaurant
La Luna d'Oro
local restaurant
Now called J. lynn's but previosly known as African Bagel Company... they have bagels, donuts, cupcakes, pizza and more
J. Lynn's Kicukiro
Now called J. lynn's but previosly known as African Bagel Company... they have bagels, donuts, cupcakes, pizza and more
Best REAL full-fledged bakery (plus pizza/sandwiches) I've been to in Kigali with free wifi and lots of seating, though it is always busy because it's so yummy.
Rz Manna
Best REAL full-fledged bakery (plus pizza/sandwiches) I've been to in Kigali with free wifi and lots of seating, though it is always busy because it's so yummy.
Mmmm Korean food
Monmartsé Korean Restaurant
Mmmm Korean food
Good Japanese food
Sakae Japanese & Korean
Good Japanese food
Restaurant, club, guest house... I'm giving this charity a shout out as profits buy artificial limbs for Rwandans -5,000 helped and counting. Even if you stay there instead of my place, I'll be happy.
One Love Heritage
Restaurant, club, guest house... I'm giving this charity a shout out as profits buy artificial limbs for Rwandans -5,000 helped and counting. Even if you stay there instead of my place, I'll be happy.
Restaurant and bar with tv - decent local joint; they also have the most delicious bbq fried potatoes which you can eat there or order "to go" at the stand outside for fifteen cents (1 potato=100 Rwf)
KK 348 Street
Restaurant and bar with tv - decent local joint; they also have the most delicious bbq fried potatoes which you can eat there or order "to go" at the stand outside for fifteen cents (1 potato=100 Rwf)
Order food to our door from all the best restaurants in Kigali for a small delivery fee of 1,000 Rwf
KK 378 Street
Order food to our door from all the best restaurants in Kigali for a small delivery fee of 1,000 Rwf
Everything Else
Nice big multi-national, multi-cultural church with lots of singing and service is all in English
Christian Church Assembly
Nice big multi-national, multi-cultural church with lots of singing and service is all in English
If you haven't seen it... go there.
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Kigali Genocide Memorial
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If you haven't seen it... go there.
There are many mosques in this neighborhood
Biryogo Mosque
There are many mosques in this neighborhood
They are cool as long as they don't catch you bringing any plastic bags into the country... they are illegal here
Flughafen Kigali
They are cool as long as they don't catch you bringing any plastic bags into the country... they are illegal here
You can buy one of three styles of postcards here and a stamp to mail it
Rwanda Post Office, Iposita
You can buy one of three styles of postcards here and a stamp to mail it
Internet cafe at the post office
Iposita Cyber Cafe
Internet cafe at the post office
Church and school with good library
Africa New Life
Church and school with good library
Young Women’s Christian Association of Rwanda... there are so many volunteer opportunities in Rwanda... here's one
YWCA of Rwanda
Young Women’s Christian Association of Rwanda... there are so many volunteer opportunities in Rwanda... here's one
Another bus hub with many buses... also just before your reach Sonatubes (heading on 21 Avenue from the market), you will find a good petrol station
Sonatubes
Another bus hub with many buses... also just before your reach Sonatubes (heading on 21 Avenue from the market), you will find a good petrol station
Large and beautiful Catholic Church
Kicukiro Catholic Church, Jean Bosco Parish
Large and beautiful Catholic Church
Dry Cleaner in nearby Remera... there are also many others in Kicukiro
Smart Laundry and Dry Cleaners
Dry Cleaner in nearby Remera... there are also many others in Kicukiro
Catholic church and orphanage... maybe a place to volunteer?
Niboye Orphanage
Catholic church and orphanage... maybe a place to volunteer?
Good, clean gas station with small supermarket (on KK 15 Rd between 19 Ave and 21 Ave)
Mt Meru Petrol Station
22 KK 15 Road
Good, clean gas station with small supermarket (on KK 15 Rd between 19 Ave and 21 Ave)
The closest bus stop to our home is at the corner of 19th Ave and KK 382 (stops on 19 Ave). Bus 201 drives through town and Bus 212 goes to Nyambugogo Bus Park... both travel the route along KN 3 Rd.
KK 380 Street
The closest bus stop to our home is at the corner of 19th Ave and KK 382 (stops on 19 Ave). Bus 201 drives through town and Bus 212 goes to Nyambugogo Bus Park... both travel the route along KN 3 Rd.
KCB (Kenya Commercial Bank) BK (Bank of Kigali) Eco Bank ATM All are located just near the Sonatubes roundabout on KN 3 Road
Boulevard de lOUA
KCB (Kenya Commercial Bank) BK (Bank of Kigali) Eco Bank ATM All are located just near the Sonatubes roundabout on KN 3 Road
BPR, Kicukiro Branch
BPR
BPR, Kicukiro Branch
Tons of buses going all over Kigali and some traveling outside the city
Avenue des Communications
Tons of buses going all over Kigali and some traveling outside the city
Shopping
Shops, restaurants, pharmacies, banks, etc.
Remera
Shops, restaurants, pharmacies, banks, etc.
Bourbon Coffee (with free wifi), Nakumatt, plus many other shops, restaurants, and an MTN service center
Nakumatt City Centre
Bourbon Coffee (with free wifi), Nakumatt, plus many other shops, restaurants, and an MTN service center
Restaurants and more nice shops including another Nakumatt, plus the movie theater
KN 67 Street
Restaurants and more nice shops including another Nakumatt, plus the movie theater
T-2000 (two floors of stuff imported from China), a good hairdresser (Ilebe salon), bakery with custom cakes, great Chinese restaurant (Bamboo) w/ rooftop panoramic view, and public bathrooms
T-2000 Supermarket
T-2000 (two floors of stuff imported from China), a good hairdresser (Ilebe salon), bakery with custom cakes, great Chinese restaurant (Bamboo) w/ rooftop panoramic view, and public bathrooms
Semu Pharmacy
KK 364 Street
Semu Pharmacy
Drinks & Nightlife
Chez John, a good Rwandan restaurant and bar (watch sports) near the roundabout... and... Stonehouse, a popular night spot, local restaurant and bar with large open air garden and view
KK 334 Street
Chez John, a good Rwandan restaurant and bar (watch sports) near the roundabout... and... Stonehouse, a popular night spot, local restaurant and bar with large open air garden and view