👥 Population: 860,000

🕑 Time Zone: Central Africa Time (CAT): UTC +2

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🚈 Getting around
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Kigali is the largest and capital city of Rwanda. Being the economic and cultural centre of the country it is a modern, well developed city that is known to be the cleanest and one of the safest in Africa. There is a growth of startups in this area due to the ease of doing business, making it a vibrant place to live.


The weather in Kigali is tropical highland without much temperature variation throughout the year. It is a bit cooler and dryer than typical tropical destinations due to its high altitude. Average yearly temperature is 22°C.

Where to live

Nyarutarama: Upscale area with good amenities. Gyms, restaurants, golf courses, nightclubs and shopping opportunities. Centrally located.

Gacuriro: Bakeries, restaurants, nightclubs, gyms and boutique hotels.

Kimihurura: Has a business centre and mall. Restaurants, bars, shopping and art centres.

Useful resources

House in Rwanda

Vibe House

Jumia Rentals



Plut Properties




Umuganura Market

Kimoronko Market

Nyabugogo Market


Simba Supermarket

Getting around

From airport

Kigali International Airport

Method: Bus, taxi


Yego Moto

Method: Minibus (Matatu), motorbike taxi (moto taxi), bus

Uber available

❌ no, use above public transport options instead.

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