Kigali in Focus: 1 Day City Tour with Car Rental Options

This 1 Day Kigali City Tour gives you beautiful sceneries of Kigali the cleanest city in Africa hosting some of the “thousand hills” in Rwanda. This tour is usually taken as part of the safaris like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Rwanda cultural tour or Rwanda birding safari where the 1 day Kigali city tour can be added.

Book Now Kigali is Rwanda’s capital city and the country’s vibrant commercial center with a moderate climate all-year-round that allows tourists to visit any time of the year. It is one of the safest of Africa’s cities attracting numerous visitors and investors every year. In the recent past,  several high-level conferences and activities have been hosted in Kigali bringing a number of delegates from all over the world.

How to get around Kigali city

Kigali has a streamlined public transport system that is more organized compared to many other African cities. There are bus and taxi stops designated specifically where you can take your public transport which can be anything from 18 seater taxis, coasters, and buses. You can opt to walk to some of the sights that are in the walkable distance for you, Kigali city is a pleasant place to walk with clear walkways. Alternatively, you can take ‘moto’ which is a motorcycle to the various locations you are interested in.

However, for purposes of visiting the different attractions on this 1 day Kigali city trip, you will take our tour vehicle with an experienced 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.

1 Day Kigali City Tour in Rwanda

For this Kigali city tour, there are a lot of things we shall do and many sites we shall visit. You have the liberty to choose which you prefer to visit and which should be eliminated from the list. Engage with your driver-guide tell him about your interests while on this tour but remember all your requests must be realistic and within reach in the city.

While on this tour, you visit the major historical and cultural sites of Rwanda. Some of the historical sites will include Kandt’s 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 this 1 Day Kigali city tour. Visiting this house takes about 1 hour in total depending on how you engage the museum guide about what you are learning about Kigali and Rwanda in general.

1 Day Kigali City Tour in Rwanda

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

We can also visit the craft centers where you are able to purchase souvenirs during 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 the best 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.