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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The Directions

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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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