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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Building
“Suitable place to learn about the history concerning the 1994 genocide that was done against the Tutsi”
  • 12 locals recommend
Premise
“It's fun! Busy but great to find those special Kitenge fabrics and all kinds of locally made souvenirs”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“A short walk from our location, Repub Lounge offers local dishes and has a lovely slow cooked tilapia dish that is worth the wait. With relaxed and super friendly service, this place has a warm ambiance, offering live music during certain days of the week. Upstairs is a lovely patio with nice views which books up - best to call and reserve a table in advance. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Heaven is a great spot for food, drinks, brunch, and the small art shops attached to the restaurant. There is a nice big wooden deck shaded by beautiful hanging trees.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Popular spot with views of the city, hookah, bar, club, asian fusion restaurant, and bakery. Weekends you can go clubbing, weekdays it's a chill place to grab food or a drink.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This shopping centro has in coffee shops, clothes shops, supermarkets you name it.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Super busy on Fridays. Turns into a night club late, and has a decent mix of expats and Rwandans.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Art Gallery with amazing pictures. Live music on every Thursdays and the bar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
“Relaxed atmosphere - Pool - Kid's playground - Volleyball - Bowling alley - Draft beer - Music nights”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have a variety of pizzas and a varied Italian cuisine menu, it is a very cosy place in a quiet neighborhood ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Himalayan Restaurant
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“A nice and friendly place with a stunning view to the city. Good music , variety of wines, and huge bar.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Delicious little Mexican cantina in the middle of Kigali! It's decently priced with a good atmosphere.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Only movie theatre in town. Look at the movies showing in advance. Variety is small but it's a good experience. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing authentic food with open air seating and gardens. Come hungry because the portions are generous!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of the city's crowning jewels, shaped like a traditional Rwandan house the KCC has good food, good views and live music.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
“In the MTN Center there is not only the German Butchery and a small supermarket, but also the Bourbon Café that makes the best Coffee Latte in town and it's just 5 Minutes by walking - meet friends or work with your laptop.”
  • 5 locals recommend