Also known as a land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is one of the leading tourism destinations in Africa due its hard-to find attractions and a very many wild animals including rare species like the mountain gorillas. However, there is more to just visiting the National Parks looking at the ever-green nature. A drive through Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city is a lifetime experience which prevails a magnificent atmosphere full of cultural wonders.
In case you have ever visited this East African country probably on a business trip or on a safari, you might have noticed that you have to pass through Kigali on your way from the Airport and you might have noticed the different feel as you drove past or around the city. The old fashioned buildings at the sides of Kigali are “a dream come true” to look at which enable a visitor to have a picture of how the ancient designers used to do their work. These can easily be viewed as you drive through the city irrespective of your trip but it becomes more interesting when you are on a Rwanda city tour.
What are the attractions in Kigali City
Well, just like any other capital city in Africa, Kigali portrays both modern and ancient lifestyles of A true African man. While on a safari to this city, you are able to meet people from different cultural backgrounds whom you can interact with if interested. Get all the information about the origin of these people from well trained guides who will drive you around the city.
There are many attractive sites in Kigali but one of the things that will keep your eyes busy on your drive is the line of hills which surround the city. These hills are covered with green plantations and rainforests making them wonderful and breathtaking. It doesn’t matter where you are standing while in Kigali, viewing the hills is possible from most of the points unless if abstracted by a tall building. Interesting, each hill according to the local people has its own historical story which stretches way back in 1907 when Kigali was founded by Dr. Richard Kandt, a Germany Colonialist. He left a legacy in Rwanda especially on Mount Kigali after his old fashioned houses where turned into Natural History Museums. These Museums have attracted tourists from all over the world especially those interested in exploring more about Kandt’s works in Rwanda.
After visiting the different cultural sites in Rwanda, the night in Kigali starts .If you have ever wished to experience an adventurous night life in an African country, Kigali will serve you best. Visit some of the night spots for relaxation and also witness how Rwandans spend their cash. Business at night booms and Kigali is one of the cities which never sleep.