About

This site was started to fill a giant, gaping hole in online information about living in Kigali as an expat. The site is a constant work in progress and we’re always adding to it as we learn more and more about Kigali. If you’re planning on heading to Uganda, check out our other site Living in Kampala. And Living in Addis is coming soon!

KirstyKirsty
I’m Kirsty and I’m a computer nerd. I’m a web designer type who has spent way too long tweaking every tiny, ridiculous detail of this site when I should really be working on other things. I’m Canadian but have spent almost 10 years away from my frozen home country in pursuit of sunshine and interesting people and places and topics of conversation that go beyond ice hockey. I’ve got no idea when I’ll make my escape from Kigali. For the moment, I really love it here and I hope that we’re all able to provide a website that conveys how great a place to live Kigali is. You can email me at kirsty@livinginkigali.com with any questions, comments, suggestions, hate mail… whatever.

Leah
Hey! I’m Leah! Though originally from Chicago, I have been living in Rwanda, Cape Town, Zanzibar, and a truly random assortment of places on the road since 2012. Always down for cold Skol and walk in the hills, I just can’t kick my addiction to Kigali. As a writer for Living in Kigali, my goal is to bring to you lovely humans the very best of what Rwanda has to offer. From the perfect spot for a lakeside nap to the best fish brochettes in town, I’m your gal. Check out photographs of Kigali and Rwanda on Instagram @leahfeiger and @livinginkigali, and shoot me an email at leah@livinginkigali.com with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns!

KikksInga
My name is Inga and I came here from Norway in December 2009. After volunteering at a public school for a year, I now have a paying job teaching English. While lobbying for a Norwegian language class, I fill my time trying out Kigali restaurants and clubs (probably shouldn’t use the plural form of that noun) and writing for Living in Kigali. I have no immediate plans of leaving the country, and will most likely end up with Kirsty in a run-down house filled with African wild cats and hammocks, which – truth be told – is not the worst ambition one can have.