They say they are used to seeing other cities littered with plastic bags, people eating and leaving trash on roads creating dumpsites everywhere. Without shame, people in these towns also urinate on roadside. Waste management in some of these regional cities is appalling.
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The Kigali Convention Centre is a convention centre in Kigali, the capital and largest city in Rwanda
Rwanda was recently ranked as the country with the most affordable Internet in least developed countries for the second successive year.
Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4I) – an international industry organisation that promotes an increased broadband access — analysed 52 developing and emerging countries in Africa and Latin America.
Quartier Mateus traders centre
According to the EastAfrican,The report mentions two factors that lock out citizens from Internet access, namely high cost of smartphones and low income.
These two factors apply to Rwanda as much as they do to other countries in the report.
Even with a total mobile subscriber base of 8,807,170 as of March, few people in Rwanda have smart devices and many others’ incomes do not allow them to afford the Internet.
According to data from Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), only 665,684 had smartphones in the third-quarter of 2015 while Internet penetration was 33 per cent.
A big bus by city public transport operators
Kigali, inhabited by over a million people, is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. Kigali is a city that has been through rough times. Kigali is a city with a vibrant soul, beautiful sunny weather, a growing economy.
Best Kigali Hotels
Scan through our complete Kigali hotels list for your Kigali city tour. Discover top hotels in Kigali, at the best hotel rates online, ranging from luxury five star hotels to cheap hotels in Kigali for budget travelers Serena Hotel Kigali and The Manor Hotel are top luxury hotels Kigali close to Kigali International Airport.
Kigali Serena hotel is perfect for business travelers, as it offers conferencing facilities for its guest. This hotel has clean air conditioned rooms, each with an en suite bathroom. The hotel also boasts of an outdoor pool and a spa.
The Manor Hotel, near the Golf Course and MTN Centre, is an excellent hotel with a well equipped business centre and spa facilities. For Kigali budget travel,consider Impala Hotel. This budget lodge is strategically located near several malls and commercial offices. Find other top five star hotels Kigali, cheap hotels Kigali, and Kigali Airport hotels here.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali
The 5-star Kigali Marriott Hotel offers both style and substance for your visit to Rwanda, with luxurious accommodation and incredible on-site amenities.
The hotel is just 5 kilometers from the bustling city centre and Kigali International Airport. Several government buildings, including the Ministry of Justice and the Parliament, are within easy reach.
A variety of restaurants are located on site, along with an outdoor pool and wellness area also boast impressive meeting facilities for large and small events.
Kigali Tourist Attractions
During your Kigali tour, visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, a national monument to commemorate all the lives lost in the infamous Rwanda Genocide.
Visit the National Museum of Rwanda and Kandt House Museum of National History as well to discover hidden treasures of Rwandan heritage.
Kicukiro, Nyarutarama and Kimihurura also host top tourist attractions in Kigali. Staying in Kicukiro brings you closer to the typical Rwandan community. There are many joints to eat goat meat and drink beer in the area, as well as fish from the Lake Kivu. Kicukiro Central Market has some large collection of fine art items to buy.
Nyarutarama is a high-class part of Kigali and has one of the finest golf course and sports club in the country. MTN Centre is your place to shop and get genuine items. Zen Restaurant serves sushi, Thai and other Asian cuisines that give you value for money.Kimihurura is home to the lively Mamba Club and the exquisite Lemigo Hotel Kigali. The area commonly called “Town” hosts banks as well as top Rwanda hotels such as Serena Hotel Kigali.
Transportation & Tips for Travelers in Kigali
This city has an organized transport system. Taxi motorbikes can get you anywhere in the entire city for small charge. But to truly get the real feel of original Kigali life, you should use the most popular method of transportation here: the matatus, which are shared taxi mini buses which wait at the park to get filled before leaving for their destination. The windows in matatus are always rolled open so you can see all of town as you enjoy your ride
Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, roughly in the center of the country. It sprawls across numerous hills, ridges and valleys, and has a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene.
The city has an international airport, Kigali International Airport, with passenger flights to (among others) Amsterdam, Brussels, Nairobi, Entebbe, Johannesburg, and Istanbul. The airport is somewhat limited by its location on the top of a hill, and a brand new one is being considered in the Nyamata area, some 40 km (25 mi) from Kigali.
There are several daily coach services which depart from Kigali to destinations in East Africa. Most leave from the Nyabugogo bus station. These services include:
Jaguar Executive Coaches, which connects Kigali to Kampala, the Ugandan capital, via Gatuna or via Kayonza and Kagitumba.
Akamba Bus Services, which runs services to Kampala (8 hours), Nairobi in Kenya (24 hours), Dar es Salaam in Tanzania (36 hours) and Mombasa in Kenya (32 hrs)
Yahoo Car Express – A minibus service running between Kigali and Bujumbura in Burundi.
Kampala Coach Ltd, which runs services to Kampala (8 hours), Nairobi in Kenya (24 hours), Dar es Salaam in Tanzania (36 hours) and Mombasa in Kenya (32 hours).
Kigali is the hub of the Rwanda transport network, with 15 minutes express bus routes to all major towns in the country. The major nationwide companies are Rftc, Stella, Omega, Virunga, Impala and Onatracom, all offers a big bus service, while Volcano Express (to Butare), Virunga Express and Onatracom (to Musanze), Muhabura Express (to Ruhengeri and Rubavu) serve specific destinations and follow a set schedule. There are also taxi minibus services (matatus) leaving from Kigali, which also go through to the major towns, but some of them stop frequently along the route to pick people up or drop them off.
Kigali has many taxis (known as ‘special hire’ or ‘taxi voiture’), which are generally painted white with an orange stripe down the side. There are also motorbike taxis (‘taxi moto’), which offer a service similar to a taxi, but for lower prices, typically in the range 300-1000 FRW.