Best Things To Do in Kigali, Rwanda

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Kigali.

Kigali may not be as popular as other cities in Rwanda, but don’t let that fool you. Kigali is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Kigali.

If you have plans to visit Rwanda and are not sure if Kigali should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Kigali and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Kigali

Here is the list of things to do in Kigali and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Casino Kigali

    3.7 (742 Votes)
    Casino Kigali Image

    Casino, Games, Adults

    Address: Lemigo Hotel, KG 622 St., Kigali, Rwanda

    The wondrous casino is owned by a local company “Casino Games Rwanda Ltd” and managed by Solna leisure holidays Ltd. It is one of the top entertaining venues whether you want to have a quiet evening sipping cocktails or want to have an adrenaline rush on the gaming table. The casino celebrates Chinese New Year and the Indian festival...Read more
  2. Kigali Memorial Centre, Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre

    Museum, Exhibition

    Address: KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda

    The Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre is one of six genocide museums located across Rwanda. At the Ntarama Church, some 5000 people were massacred on 15 April 1994 during the Rwanda Genocide. Located just an hour’s drive from Kigali, this church is witness to one of the most horrific massacres in the history of humankind. This church is ded...Read more
  3. Kandt House Natural History Museum


    Address: KN 90 St, Kigali, Rwanda

    The Natural History Museum was the first modern house built in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt. They have a snake park with a baby crocodile in a small pond. The museum contains the history of Rwanda. The tour guide is very informative if you want to know things in depth. It also gives knowledge on the geography and flora and fauna of Rwanda. The muse...Read more
  4. Rwanda Art Museum

    3.9 (57 Votes)
    Rwanda Art Museum

    Art Museum

    Address: KK 106 St, Kigali, Rwanda

    The Rwanda Art Museum in Kanombe is located 4 kilometers from Kigali. The country’s only museum of contemporary art is set inside a historic building that was once home to two former Rwandan presidents; Juvenal Habyarimana and Pasteur Bizimungu. The museum has a total of 127 artworks that are a mix of sculptures, paintings, mixed media and...Read more
  5. Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial


    Address: KN 3 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda

    The Camp Kigali Memorial, also called the Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial is a former military compound in Rwanda that is now turned into a memorial. The memorial has 10 stone columns erected that mark the spot where 10 of the Belgian UN blue beret soldiers were murdered on April 7, 1994, on the first day of the Rwandan Genocide. The camp hosts a ...Read more
  6. Niyo Art Gallery

    Art Gallery

    Address: kg513 St, Gasabo District, Kigali city, Rwanda

    The Niyo Arts Gallery is an art gallery and a cultural center located in the Gasabo District of Kigali. Focussing on the work by Rwandan painters, this art gallery gives you a chance to meet and interact with the artists as well. The artwork displayed here is very impressive and is made by the many avant-garde artists. The Niyo Arts Gallery also...Read more
  7. Librarie Ikirezi


    Address: 15 KG 5 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda

    The Librarie Ikirezi is a lovely library in Kigali, Rwanda. This press, multimedia, and stationery production and supply company also has a bookstore with categories including sport, arts, food, photography, travel, architecture, heritage, design, and lifestyle. Apart from the books, you can also buy souvenirs and toys here. Visitors must note t...Read more
  8. Nyamata Church Image

    Church, Religious Site

    Address: Kinazi, Rwanda

    The Nyamata Church is located 30 kilometers south of Kigali and is a genocide memorial where some 50,000 people died during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. In April 1994, many Tutsi people gathered in the church here as the church was considered a safe place. The perpetrators then made holes in the wall to throw in the grenades. Thousands of peopl...Read more
  9. Ivuka Arts Centre

    Art Gallery

    Address: KG 565 St, Kigali, Rwanda

    The Ivuka Arts Centre was founded in 2007 by artist Colin Sekajugo with an aim to introduce modern art to Rwanda. Encouraging young artists, this place runs on the earnings from the art. Ivuka Arts Centre is open every day between 8 am and 7 pm and situated in Kacyiru.