Holidays to Kigali

Kigali is on the rise as on of Africa's most beloved tourist destinations. While not as built-up as the bustling cities of Nairobi or Johannesburg, Kigali offers visitors a safe and exciting environment to explore. There is something to do for everyone, from attending the ballet to visiting the haunting …

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How to get to Kigali

Here's what you need to know about getting to Kigali. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Kigali takes 13 hours, 25 minutes.

When to go to Kigali

Typical Holiday Price

£877 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Kigali varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to Kigali.

Things to see and do in Kigali

Chiaka Ig | Trip by SkyscannerKigali Genocide Memorial Center
Kigali Genocide Memorial Center
Celeny Da Silva | Trip by SkyscannerInema Art Center
Inema Art Center
Crane in Prague | FlickrBisesero Memorial Site
Bisesero Memorial Site
Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerIvuka Arts Center
Ivuka Arts Center
Kwibuka | FlickrNyamirambo Women's Centre Walking Tour
Nyamirambo Women's Centre Walking Tour
KathrynW1 | FlickrNatural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Anisha Shah | Trip by SkyscannerNyarutarama
Adam Jones, Ph.D. - Global Photo Archive | FlickrBelgian Peacekeepers Memorial
Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial
Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerNtarama Genocide Memorial
Ntarama Genocide Memorial

Reviews of Kigali

Zandri  Zaaiman
Zandri Zaaiman

Kigali was the cleanest place on earth with the friendliest people, I wish I could go there every year. I will carry this trip in my heart forever.

Nomadic by Nature
Nomadic by NatureNairobi

Kigali is a curious city. Still shrouded in the sadness of the past genocide, most of the attractions still relate to it. However, it is blossoming into the future as well, as there have now been two decades of stability. The capital is a small, green town with a handful of shiny new buildings poking out of the ground. The roads are immaculate, and there is no trash, or pollution visible. There are also trendy little cafes and restaurants popping up around the city, and small art studios to go visit. Walking is easy, and safe, and you are constantly rewarded with views as you pass over the rolling hills.

Daniel Mason-D'Croz
Daniel Mason-D'CrozBrisbane

Kigali is not one of your most touristy locations. Try finding ideas of what to do on Trip Adviser or Lonely Planet and you'll get very little assistance. Kigali is a very clean and safe city, which makes it popular as a host of international and African conventions. They have plenty of high end hotels. The restaurant scene isn't bad. The city is defined by spectacular topography, which makes exploring the city feel a bit like going into a M.C. Escher sketch. Try driving around and explore some of the districts, and enjoy the views of the rolling hills.


Remarkably pristine and safe hillside city. Feels more like Singapore than Africa. A wonderful escape if you've ventured to Rwanda from other parts of the continent.

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