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  • La Sierra is one of my favourite places in Kigali and I eat here all the time but, remarkably, I’ve taken three freaking years to […]

    La Sierra

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    La Sierra is one of my favourite places in Kigali and I eat here all the time but, remarkably, I’ve taken three freaking years to […]

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  • Kigali seems to have had some kind of a bakery revolution over this past year. The small but tasty bakery at Umubano Hotel has been […]

    Brioche

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    Kigali seems to have had some kind of a bakery revolution over this past year. The small but tasty bakery at Umubano Hotel has been […]

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  • This place has closed. Grill Mark’s hasn’t been around for long (I think it opened early last year) but it seems to have become a […]

    Grill Mark’s

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    This place has closed. Grill Mark’s hasn’t been around for long (I think it opened early last year) but it seems to have become a […]

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  • This place has changed names and owners. Anyone know if the food is still as good? I was late in discovering Makumba. The bar has […]

    Le Makumba Club

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    This place has changed names and owners. Anyone know if the food is still as good? I was late in discovering Makumba. The bar has […]

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  • There’s a new cafe slash bakery in town and these guys aren’t messing around. The Koreans have thrown their hat into the Kigali cafe world […]

    RZ Manna

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    There’s a new cafe slash bakery in town and these guys aren’t messing around. The Koreans have thrown their hat into the Kigali cafe world […]

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KIGALI AREA GUIDES
  • Kiyovu stretches from UTC at the top of the hill down to Cercle Sportif, passing dozens of restaurants, hotels, President Kagame’s house, Kigali Institute of […]

    Living in Kiyovu

    Kiyovu stretches from UTC at the top of the hill down to Cercle Sportif, passing dozens of restaurants, hotels, President Kagame’s house, Kigali Institute of […]

  • When I first moved to Kigali any “sightseeing” I did was on the back of a moto. Whenever I spotted that distant hill with cloned […]

    Living in Gacuriro

    When I first moved to Kigali any “sightseeing” I did was on the back of a moto. Whenever I spotted that distant hill with cloned […]

  • You pass the Gikondo exit when you drive from town out toward Sonatubes and Kicukiro. Though more of a residential area, this is also where […]

    Living in Gikondo

    You pass the Gikondo exit when you drive from town out toward Sonatubes and Kicukiro. Though more of a residential area, this is also where […]

  • Ok I admit it. I don’t know anything about where I live. In fact, I’m not even sure I live where I think I live. […]

    Living in Gitega

    Ok I admit it. I don’t know anything about where I live. In fact, I’m not even sure I live where I think I live. […]

  • Made easy, Kacyiru is the area around the road stretching from Top Tower down to the US Embassy. It’s an area with a tonne of […]

    Living in Kacyiru

    Made easy, Kacyiru is the area around the road stretching from Top Tower down to the US Embassy. It’s an area with a tonne of […]

  • When you went from the airport and into town, you passed Kanombe, a residential area overlooking the Remera hill. In many ways it’s an up-an-coming […]

    Living in Kanombe

    When you went from the airport and into town, you passed Kanombe, a residential area overlooking the Remera hill. In many ways it’s an up-an-coming […]

  • If it all came down to the coolest-sounding name, we would all be living in Kibagabaga. Sadly, much due to the fact that it’s so […]

    Living in Kibagabaga

    If it all came down to the coolest-sounding name, we would all be living in Kibagabaga. Sadly, much due to the fact that it’s so […]

  • The questions on everyone’s lips is whether or not Kicukiro is part of Kigali. The answer is yes. Now, is it part of the town […]

    Living in Kicukiro

    The questions on everyone’s lips is whether or not Kicukiro is part of Kigali. The answer is yes. Now, is it part of the town […]

  • Kimihurura is a very popular area of town for expats. Maybe it’s the central location or the nice houses or the multiple restaurants to choose […]

    Living in Kimihurura

    Kimihurura is a very popular area of town for expats. Maybe it’s the central location or the nice houses or the multiple restaurants to choose […]

  • So if you’re in Kisiment and you keep walking through Remera, you’ll eventually end up in Kimironko, home of the Kimironko Market and not much […]

    Living in Kimironko

    So if you’re in Kisiment and you keep walking through Remera, you’ll eventually end up in Kimironko, home of the Kimironko Market and not much […]

  • Kisiment starts with Chez Lando (the hotel and popular restaurant), and slowly transforms into Remera as you move toward the Amahoro Stadium. It’s a cute […]

    Living in Kisiment

    Kisiment starts with Chez Lando (the hotel and popular restaurant), and slowly transforms into Remera as you move toward the Amahoro Stadium. It’s a cute […]

  • Nyamirambo a pretty diverse and stretched-out neighborhood, encompassing the southwestern corner of Kigali. And a huge corner, at that! It’s a big place with the […]

    Living in Nyamirambo

    Nyamirambo a pretty diverse and stretched-out neighborhood, encompassing the southwestern corner of Kigali. And a huge corner, at that! It’s a big place with the […]

  • If you are (for some reason) looking to get as far away from Kinyarwanda phrases, babies wrapped around their mothers, and curious looks as possible, […]

    Living in Nyarutarama

    If you are (for some reason) looking to get as far away from Kinyarwanda phrases, babies wrapped around their mothers, and curious looks as possible, […]

  • Remera’s got a lot going for it. Greeting you when you arrive from the airport with cheap guests houses and plenty of variety in eating […]

    Living in Remera

    Remera’s got a lot going for it. Greeting you when you arrive from the airport with cheap guests houses and plenty of variety in eating […]

  • Town is not really a place you live actually. It consists of the Union Trade Center (UTC), the banks (Ecobank, Bank of Kigali, Fina and […]

    Living in Town

    Town is not really a place you live actually. It consists of the Union Trade Center (UTC), the banks (Ecobank, Bank of Kigali, Fina and […]

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