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Address: City Center, Kigali, Rwanda

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Shiny buildings, and not much else

Rwanda has, like many other cities, embarked on a philosophy of "shiny is gold," although we all know that isn't quite the case. Kigali city is becoming quite the paradise for... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Luke J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rwanda has, like many other cities, embarked on a philosophy of "shiny is gold," although we all know that isn't quite the case. Kigali city is becoming quite the paradise for those few who can afford it, but a lot of it's old charm is fading away amidst the cold glass fronts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the new city centre. A few new buildings mosty business .Not a tourist attraction. Any how you will not miss when hete.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you want to admire the capital city of rwanda and its surrounding, this may be the place to be esoecially in the evening after watching a nice movie

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Up and coming City Centre - a massive opposite to the countryside dirt roads!!! Plush offices and clean roads and pavements. The centre of Kigali is flourishing, and our hope is this will spread further and further into the surrounding countryside.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Just another street to me, but nearby is the hotel where they filmed Hotel Rwanda, worth a look if a film buff.

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Thank Drew M
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Charming place to walk - very clean and safe. The people are friendly and do not hesitate to chat to strangers on the street.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I has visited the same exact building and its quite mix of a commercial building and a mall. There are many options to eat, sit and relax, but i would prefer it that had quite more options for cafe. Place does have a traffic during peak hours but people aren't chaotic as you may find in other east african ones.

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Thank Maxitude
mathewra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

The mix and mismatch of modern and crumbling/timeless makes this a mini-adventure. Safe to wander, meet people. Careful on the sidewalks and in traffic!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This avenue is just a street where you will a concentration of semi highrise buildings. Mainly banks and government institutes,and in between a few shops to buy souvenirs.

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Chittoor, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

It's a pleasure to walk by especially at night where everyone is out and a lot of people are trying to sell some clothes or shoes. You can find very cheap clothes and shoes from sellers on the ground

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Thank Sarazh

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