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Introducing Kigali


Kigali became the capital after Rwanda gained its independence from Belgium in 1962. The city flourished in a very short while and became the center of transportation and economy for the country. Kigali, founded on its namesake mountain, boasts pureness of nature in every corner. Although the country is on the tropical belt, Kigali has a temperate climate because of its altitude. If you are ready to tour Kigali, famous for its cleanliness and safety, let us begin.

Kigali is known for:


Nature and Wildlife History and Art

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Kibungo (95 km)
Nyamabuye (52 km)
Byumba (67 km)
CURRENCY
Rwandan Francs (RWF)

COUNTRY CODE
+250

ELECTRIC POWER
C,J

TIME ZONE
GMT +2

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
N/A

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
N/A

Average Temperature

January
22.5 °C
February
22.5 °C
March
22 °C
April
21.5 °C
May
21.5 °C
June
21.5 °C
July
22 °C
August
22.5 °C
September
22.5 °C
October
22 °C
November
21 °C
December
22 °C

Kigali airport information

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

There is no public transport from the airport to Kigali city center.

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TAXI:

You can get to Kigali city center using the taxi service that operates from the airport. The 15 minute journey to the city center takes about 25 minutes in heavy traffic. The average cost of a taxi from the airport to the city center is 10,000 Rwandan francs. Shorter journeys will cost around 7,000 Rwandan francs.

Average taxi price: 10,000 Rwandan francs

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