Kigali

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Capital city:Kigali
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    Top Descriptions

    With few conventional attractions, it’s easy to see why people don’t linger for too long in Kigali if they don’t have to. However, the city is clean and orderly and pleasant enough to walk around, especially for an East African capital. It certainly couldn’t be described as frenetic or dishevelled as many of ’s neighbouring capitals could. But what Kigali really lacks – as so many new cities around the world do – is flavour and character. Indeed, for the most part, Kigali feels just that little bit too subdued. Where is that stereotypical African flavour that most first timers expect? In truth, Kigali makes for a good entrance into the country as it fairly represents the kind of experiences one can expect throughout. Perhaps something soulful has been lost to recent Rwandan history, or perhaps instead the people of Kigali are just carefully following the rules of progress. Rewriting them can happen later. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    As capital cities go (especially in developing countries), Kigali is surprisingly clean, bright, well stocked and well ordered.
    There aren’t too many attractions in Kigali so perhaps don’t plan on spending too much time here. Nevertheless, it’s a good place to spend a couple of carefree days wandering about.
    Accommodation is not cheap here and neither are supermarket goods (especially nuts, raisins and shampoo!). To keep costs down, consider having lunch at one of the many cheap buffets around the city and stick to public transport.
     
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    The Location

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      Environment type:forest, hill, lake
      Location type:city, urban
       
      Religion type:Roman Catholocism, Protestantism

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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Rwandan Frank (RWF)
      Average daily budget:RWF27,400

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:3 nights
      High season:June to September
      Low season:March to May

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, French, Kinyarwanda
        Timezone:UTC+02:00
        Country calling code:250

        How can we get there?

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          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:4
          Travel time to attractions:30 minutes
          Travel time to next location:2 hours
           
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          Altitude:1,600m

          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500mlRWF800
            Beer (national)500mlRWF600
            Fizzy drink1 litreRWF350
            Fruit juice1 litreRWF2,000
            Gin (multinational)1 litreRWF16,250
            Gin (national)1 litre
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            Milk1 litreRWF1,000
            Oil1 litreRWF2,400
            Rum (multinational)1 litreRWF18,750
            Rum (national)1 litre
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            Vodka (multinational)1 litreRWF34,000
            Vodka (national)1 litreRWF8,500
            Water1 litre
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            Whisky (multinational)1 litreRWF600
            Whisky (national)1 litreRWF18,000
            Wine1 bottle
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100gRWF2,200
            Apples1kgRWF2,000
            Bananas1kgRWF400
            Bell pepper1kgRWF700
            Bread1 loaf
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            Carrots1kgRWF400
            Chillies1kg
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            Chocolate (multinational)1 barRWF1,200
            Chocolate (national)1 barRWF200
            Coconut milk1 canRWF1,300
            Cucumber1kgRWF300
            Eggs1 dozen
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            Garlic1kg
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            Ginger1kgRWF200
            Honey1 jarRWF1,900
            Ice cream1 unitRWF550
            Jam1 jarRWF2,500
            Onions1kgRWF600
            Oranges1kgRWF1,000
            Pasta1kgRWF3,200
            Peanut butter1 jarRWF2,700
            Peanuts100gRWF4,100
            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100gRWF2,000
            Rice1kgRWF2,000
            Sandwich1 unitRWF1,000
            Tomatoes1kgRWF1,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antifungal shampoo1 bottleRWF7,800
            Conditioner1 bottleRWF3,000
            Condoms1 packRWF1,000
            Deodorant1 canRWF3,350
            Floss1 packRWF1,850
            Hand sanitizer1 bottleRWF2,700
            Laundry soap1 barRWF300
            Razors1 packRWF2,300
            Sanitary towels1 packRWF1,200
            Shampoo1 bottleRWF1,950
            Soap1 barRWF450
            Tampons1 boxRWF2,600
            Toilet roll1 unitRWF200
            Toothpaste1 tubeRWF700
            Washing powder1 boxRWF1,150
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antiseptic cream1 tubeRWF3,800
            Bandages1 packRWF900
            Chapstick1 unit
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            Contact lens solution1 bottleRWF11,000
            Headache tablets1 packRWF100
            Ibuprofen1 packRWF200
            Mosquito repellent1 bottleRWF500
            Nail clippers1 setRWF500
            Plasters1 packRWF8,800
            Sun cream1 bottle
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            Sunglasses1 pair
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-packRWF4,000
            Chilli powder100gRWF1,050
            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packRWF1,500
            Cigarettes (national)20-packRWF1,000
            Coriander100g
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            Cumin100gRWF1,600
            Fuel1 litreRWF888
            Internet1 hourRWF1,000
            Lighter1 unit
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            Matches1 pack
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            Paprika100g
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            Travel multiadapter1 unitRWF11,000
            Travel plug1 unitRWF3,700
            Turmeric100gRWF1,100
            Stock1 packRWF1,300

            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Buffet (vegetarian)RWF3,000
              BurgerRWF2,000
              Cake (slice)RWF1,000
              CalamariRWF17,000
              CarbonaraRWF4,000
              ChapattiRWF750
              Chicken wingsRWF7,000
              Curry (Southeast Asia – meat)RWF5,500
              Dumplings (Asian – meat)RWF4,000
              Dumplings (Asian – vegetable)RWF3,500
              Fillet (beef)RWF4,500
              Fillet (fish)RWF3,750
              Fish fingersRWF4,000
              French friesRWF4,300
              Fried (chicken)RWF8,750
              Fried (fish)RWF12,000
              Fried rice (meat)RWF3,000
              Fried rice (vegetable)RWF3,250
              Fruit saladRWF1,500
              Grilled (chicken)RWF5,750
              Grilled (fish)RWF9,000
              DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Ice cream (scoop)RWF1,750
              JellyfishRWF12,000
              Kung Pao chickenRWF680
              Meat ballsRWF200
              Noodles (meat)RWF5,000
              Noodles (vegetable)RWF3,000
              Noodle soup (meat)RWF4,500
              Noodle soup (vegetable)RWF4,000
              OmeletteRWF2,667
              Pad ThaiRWF7,000
              Pancake (simple)RWF1,000
              Pasta (meat)RWF3,250
              Pasta (vegetable)RWF300
              Pizza (loaded)RWF5,000
              Pork chopsRWF3,000
              PrawnsRWF24,000
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              RibsRWF5,000
              Roasted (vegetable)RWF500
              SaladRWF2,250
              Salad (meat)RWF3,000
              Sandwich (basic)RWF2,000
              Sandwich (loaded)RWF2,500
              Samosas (meat)RWF2,250
              Samosas (vegetable)RWF1,750
              Skewers (meat)RWF1,667
              Soup (meat)RWF3,325
              Soup (vegetarian)RWF2,333
              Spring rollsRWF1,800
              SteakRWF3,000
              Stew (meat)RWF3,750
              Stir fry (meat)RWF6,500
              Stir fry (vegetable)RWF4,000
              Sweet and sour (meat)RWF7,000
              Whole (chicken)RWF12,000
              Whole (fish)RWF10,000
              BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
              Bailey’s (shot)RWF4,000
              Bailey’s (bottle)RWF50,000
              Beer (multinational)RWF1,100
              Beer (national)RWF800
              CappuccinoRWF2,000
              CoffeeRWF1,667
              Champagne (bottle)RWF70,000
              Champagne (glass)RWF6,000
              Cognac (shot)RWF4,500
              Fruit juice (concentrated)RWF1,000
              Fruit juice (fresh)RWF1,750
              Gin (bottle)RWF40,000
              Gin (shot)RWF2,000
              Hot chocolateRWF2,000
              Malibu (shot)RWF2,000
              MilkRWF1,500
              MilkshakeRWF2,000
              Red BullRWF2,000
              Rum (bottle)RWF6,000
              Rum (shot)RWF2,000
              Soft drinkRWF600
              TeaRWF875
              Tea (African)RWF1,500
              Tea (herbal)RWF1,625
              Tequila (bottle)RWF40,000
              Tequila (shot)RWF1,750
              Vodka (bottle)RWF20,000
              Vodka (shot)RWF1,500
              Waragi (shot)RWF5,000
              Water (2L)RWF1,100
              Whisky (bottle)RWF44,000
              Whisky (shot)RWF1,833
              Wine (bottle)RWF16,000
              Wine (glass)RWF4,750

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