Post-Conference Tour

Kigali City Tour - April 17, 2024 - Buses will depart at 9:30

(for UFI delegates only)
*included in the registration fee*
The Kigali City Tour begins as a historic journey through the city with a guided tour through the first modern building from which the capital city was first founded, to the rapidly growing neighbourhoods that are changing the face of the city. Kigali is one of the friendliest, cleanest, and safest of Africa’s cities attracting numerous visitors and investors to the capital. 

Kigali City was founded in 1907 as a small colonial outpost by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first German colonial resident of Rwanda. His residence at the base of Mount Jali and Mount Kigali in the heart of the city has been converted into the Natural History Museum in honour of Dr. Kandt’s work and is one of the stops on the tour. Along the tour, we will pass by Kigali’s older commercial “quartiers”, business and residential areas.

Kigali is Rwanda's capital and largest city, located in the heart of the country. Rwanda's history spans millennia, and Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Most holiday tours to Rwanda begin in the capital which is home to one million and seven hundred inhabitants, and is divided into three districts: Gasabo, Kicukiro, and Nyarugenge.

City Tour Highlights

  • 09:30 – Departure from KCC/Radisson Blu
  • Old City, The Muslim Quarter, Nyamirambo (the oldest quarter of Kigali)
  • The Kandt Museum, the first colonial building in Rwanda. 
  • Camp Kigali, where 10 Belgian UN Blue Berets were killed on the first day of the genocide.
  • The craft market (which displays a variety of local art and crafts depicting the local and cultural heritage Rwanda). 
  • Visit to one of the Kigali markets.
  • The Genocide Memorial,
  • New Kigali and the City Centre. 
  • 13:00 – Lunch at the Repub Lounge. 
  • 14:30 – Transfer to KCC/Radisson Blu.
Visit the Genocide Memorial, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. The memorial is an exhibition on the history of genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda and a children’s memorial exhibition. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, and other genocides in the world and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. Rwanda’s recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. Gisozi is also a burial site with over 250 000 victims of genocide. The large memorial garden contains 10 mass graves where families and visitors may pay their respects.