Kigali tours & holiday packages

City of hills

Rwanda's crowded capital is home to a genocide memorial, but otherwise acts mainly as a kick-off point for gorilla treks in the Virunga Mountains

Kigali, Rwanda's capital city since independence, is unavoidable when visiting the country. Your flight connections will usually force you to overnight in Kigali, which has fairly good city hotels such as Kigali Serena and the Hotel des Mille Collines.

Kigali's Genocide Memorial is well worth a visit, though it's an emotional experience that's not for the faint-hearted. The memorial pays tribute to the almost 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis and moderate Hutus who were killed by extreme Hutus over three months in 1994. It also commemorates the world's other genocides and crimes against humanity.

Popular Kigali safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Best of Africa Safari (16 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Best of Africa Safari (16 days)

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration

$ 18,705

£ 15,106

R 323,826


per person

16 days


Meet the Primates of Uganda and Rwanda (12 days)

See mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys and tree-climbing lions, take a boat cruise and visit Rwanda's genocide memorial 

$ 8,980

£ 7,252

R 155,464


per person

12 days

Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combined (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combined (11 days)

Unforgettable experience in the jungles of Rwanda to track the last Mountain gorillas on earth and view the awesome Great Migration river crossings

Price on Request

per person

11 days

The Uganda Hills

The Complete East Africa Experience (13 days)

Enjoy East Africa's most celebrated highlights, from a snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, to sailing above the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon and meeting mountain gorillas

Price on Request

per person

13 days

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Megan Warrington says

Kigali's Genocide Memorial was an emotional experience but really worth seeing. It's heartbreaking to realise how unforgiving the human race can be; pack some extra tissues.  

More on Kigali holidays

Kigali is a typical African city with basic infrastructure and normal overcrowding issues, but it's fairly attractive and green and remarkably clean, with no plastic allowed into the country. There are a few good restaurants worth visiting although your meals will probably be booked at the hotel where you're staying.

We make use of connecting flights from Kigali into the Serengeti and Rwanda is an important mountain gorilla destination. The quickest and easiest way to see gorillas is in Rwanda, but the permits are a little more expensive than on the Ugandan side of the Virunga Mountains.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kigali

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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