1 Day Kigali City Tour

Get the Authentic Kigali city tour with Ikaze ..local tour guides taking you through the cleanest City in East Africa that hosts some of the “thousand hills” in Rwanda. This tour is normally part of a bigger package, Rwanda safaris like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Rwanda cultural tour or Rwanda birding safari where you can add our 1 day Kigali city tour or the half day Kigali city tour. Kigali being the capital city of Rwanda, It happens to be the country’s vibrant commercial center with all year-round moderate climate allowing you to visit the city at any time of the year.

Kigali city has been declared as the cleanest and safest of Africa’s cities attracting quite a number of visitors as well as  investors from all over the world. Kigali city has recently hosted several high-level International conferences and activities bringing along numerous number of delegates from all over the world.

Getting around Kigali city

With a fantastic and developed public transport system, Kigali is considered second to none, when compared to many other African cities. With organised designated bus and taxi terminals that ease public transport. From 18 seater taxis, coasters and buses, one can easily find him/herself a hussle free ride to any destination within the city. You have an option of walking to some of the sights that may be in walk-able distance for you, Kigali city is a pleasant place to walk with clear walkways. Alternatively you can take ‘moto’ which is motorcycle taxi to the various locations you are interested in.

However for purposes of visiting the different attractions in a day and for this tour, you will take our tour vehicle with an experience tour guide to the different sites you are interested in visiting while on this Kigali city tour.

Things to do and see in Kigali city

For this Kigali city tour we shall have all the proposed sites shared by our driver guide and you have the liberty to choose which you prefer to visit and which should be eliminated from the list. Engage with you driver guide concerning your interests while on this tour but remember all your requests must be realistic and within the city.

The Kigali city tour takes you to the major historical and cultural sites of Rwanda. You will visit Kandt house or museum of natural history where Dr. Richard Kandt the first German colonial resident of Rwanda resided. His residence at the base of Mount Jali and Mount Kigali in the heart of the city is now the Natural History Museum in honor of his work, and is one of the stops on the tour. This can take about 1 hour in total depending on how you engage the museum guide about what you are learning about Kigali and Rwanda in general.

We proceed with the guided tour to the fast growing neighborhoods of Kigali that are changing the face of the city. There is opportunity to visit the presidential museum which is the residence of two of the former Presidents of Rwanda, here you will have an opportunity to learn a bit about the political history of Rwanda. We drive through the older commercial and residential areas with a major stop at Kigali genocide memorial site commemorating the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

We have opportunities to visit the craft centers where you are able to purchase souvenirs from your stay in Rwanda in turn supporting families of the women involved in making the items. Lunch will be at a local restaurant where you will have a taste of Rwandan traditional food. You are free to choose a cosmopolitan restaurant for a more diverse menu.


Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person $237 $137 $105 $99 $87 $79

Tour includes

  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water
  • Site entrance fees
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Tour excludes

  • Extras
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance
Day Kigali City Tour

Best Time to Visit Rwanda

The best time for Rwanda gorilla trekking and other wildlife viewing tours is during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.