A 1 day trip in Kigali city will expose you different alluring destinations of this country. Are you in Kigali for only one day, are you waiting for a flight and want to spend the day touring? Or are you from a business conference and you just want some time a round Kigali? Whatever the reason maybe, if you only have one day at your disposal, this is a perfect tour to undertake.
In the morning immediately after your breakfast, you get into a vehicle to Kigali genocide memorial site where you will encounter the dark history of Rwanda. Here there are different museums with photos of the people who died, there is section that displays remains of kids who died in the genocide with their favorite toys. The experience here is simply so touching.
From here, proceed to the presidential palace museum. The former home of the fallen Rwandan president, the Late Habyarimana Juvenal; the place today offers visitors a chance to see how the president lived and died and how his plane was crashed into his own compound in the hours before the 1994 Genocide. Here you get a chance to visit the former state house, see the wreckage of the fateful plane crash, and learn more about post-monarchy Rwandan history.
You then go for lunch in one of the best hotels in Kigali. This city is full of luxurious hotels that cannot fail you in any aspect. You can treat yourself to a five star experience in Kigali by visiting such hotels; Kigali Marriot Hotel, the Manor hotel, Kigali Serena hotel, 2000 hotel and many others. It depends on your choice.
Then spend the afternoon with the Nyamirambo Women’s Centre. If you want to learn more about the modern Rwanda and the vital role the nation’s women play in its development, a visit to the Nyamirambo Women’s Centre is sure to be a highlight. The center is both a project to raise awareness as well as a means for disadvantaged victims to better their lives through education. Educational programs offered include computer skills, English, handicrafts and sewing, and tourism training. Visitors to the center not only have the opportunity to buy some locally made crafts to support the center, but can also participate in cultural activities such as a guided village tour, basket weaving classes, and Rwandan cooking classes.
Finally visit the Craft Market. The Kigali Craft Markets are an excellent way to familiarize yourself with traditional Rwandan arts and crafts, and also a great place to do some souvenir shopping. Wandering in the market, you’ll see how resourceful local artists are. It’s a great opportunity for you to practice your haggling skills and pick up a few gifts for those who weren’t lucky enough to joina you for your adventure!