Top things to do in Kigali

Top Choice Memorial in Kigali

Kigali Genocide Memorial

In the span of 100 days, an estimated one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were systematically butchered by the Interahamwe army. This memorial honours the estimated 250,000 people buried here in mass graves and al…
Top Choice Italian in Kigali

Brachetto

Run by an Italian chef, this upmarket venue wouldn’t be out of place in Milano, and gets top marks for its flawlessly prepared Italian specialties, including toothsome pasta dishes, risotto, grills, gourmet sandwich…
Top Choice International in Kigali

Heaven Restaurant

A highlight of the Kigali restaurant scene, Heaven has a relaxed, open-air deck bistro with a wide-ranging menu drawing from a variety of international influences. It's hugely popular with expats and travellers, so …
Top Choice French in Kigali

New Cactus

This attractive hacienda is set on a ridge where you can soak up the sparkling lights of Kigali by night or get a bird’s-eye appreciation of the city during the day. It boasts a broad menu of French favourites as we…
Top Choice International in Kigali

Pili-Pili

Sassy Pili-Pili ticks all the right boxes: a vast open-air terrace with superb views, a nifty pool, an enticing ethnic chic two-storey interior and a congenial atmosphere. It's a popular bar and restaurant, known fo…
Top Choice Italian in Kigali

Sol et Luna

Many locals and expats rave about this Italian kitchen, and we share their unbridled enthusiasm. The food here (and the trattoria-inspired decor, with a lovely open-air terrace) is clearly above average for Rwanda, …
Top Choice Asian in Kigali

Zen

With tinkling fountains and covered courtyard dining, this sublime restaurant offers Kigali's best Asian meals as well as Rwanda's first sushi dishes. This is where the well to do of Kigali come when they want to im…
Gallery in Kigali

Inema Arts Center

Opened in 2012, the privately run Inema Arts Center is a collective of 10 resident artists and guests. It's quickly established itself as the foremost modern art gallery in Kigali. As well as paintings, sculptures a…
Museum in Kigali

Museum of Natural History

Kigali's best museum has exhibits on Rwanda’s natural wonders and is housed in the 1907 residence of explorer Richard Kandt, reputed to be the first building in Kigali. The view from the garden is sensational and, l…
Cafe in Kigali

Camellia

This sassy cafe in a modern shopping mall is worth visiting for its wholesome dishes and tempting selection of coffees, teas and smoothies. Stop in briefly for a gourmet sandwich and latte, or stay longer and nosh o…