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  • If you’ve never spent any time in Uganda, you might be expecting that this article is about watches. But no. It’s about chapati. More than […]

    Now Now Rolex

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    If you’ve never spent any time in Uganda, you might be expecting that this article is about watches. But no. It’s about chapati. More than […]

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  • Inka… it means ‘cow’ in Kinyarwanda! Clever. I like the name and I like the restaurant but it’s a place I hardly ever find myself […]

    Inka Steakhouse

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    Inka… it means ‘cow’ in Kinyarwanda! Clever. I like the name and I like the restaurant but it’s a place I hardly ever find myself […]

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  • 1000 Hills Distillery is a distillery (yep!) and a restaurant rolled up into one beautiful package that’s perched atop a hill a short drive beyond […]

    1000 Hills Distillery

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    1000 Hills Distillery is a distillery (yep!) and a restaurant rolled up into one beautiful package that’s perched atop a hill a short drive beyond […]

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  • At some point after leaving Kigali for a few months, I returned to see that Heaven seems to have expanded to take over most of […]

    Heaven Boutique Hotel

    At some point after leaving Kigali for a few months, I returned to see that Heaven seems to have expanded to take over most of […]

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  • I like to think I’m pretty up on Kigali restaurants and knowledgeable of what’s new and where’s good. I guess it is sort of my […]

    Preet

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    I like to think I’m pretty up on Kigali restaurants and knowledgeable of what’s new and where’s good. I guess it is sort of my […]

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KIGALI AREA GUIDES
  • This area of town is located sort of beside Kimihurura on the side of the same hill on the other side of the Convention Centre. […]

    Living in Rugando

    This area of town is located sort of beside Kimihurura on the side of the same hill on the other side of the Convention Centre. […]

  • 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 built as […]

    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 built as […]

  • 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. […]

  • Kacyiru is the area around the road stretching from Top Tower down to the US Embassy and a bit beyond, spreading down the hills on […]

    Living in Kacyiru

    Kacyiru is the area around the road stretching from Top Tower down to the US Embassy and a bit beyond, spreading down the hills on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gisementi 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 Gisementi

    Gisementi 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 […]