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Kigali, Rwanda

Welcome to Kigali, the heart and capital of Rwanda, serving as the proud host city for ATBC2024, known for its captivating beauty, clean streets, and warm hospitality. Kigali uniquely intertwines its rich cultural heritage with modern urban development. As you explore the city, you will encounter a harmonious blend of traditional markets, artisanal crafts, and contemporary art galleries alongside modern shopping malls and vibrant nightlife. The city's diverse culinary scene offers a taste of local Rwandan cuisine as well as international flavors.

Commitment to Sustainability

Kigali's dedication to environmental sustainability is evident in its lush, green landscapes and initiatives like the monthly community clean-up day, Umuganda. Single-use plastic has been banned in the country, electric motorcycle taxis roam the streets for rides, and the Kigali City wetlands are being restored to support ecosystem services and human wellbeing. The city's efforts in conservation and sustainable urban planning have earned it a reputation as one of Africa's cleanest and most environmentally conscious cities.

Accessibility and Safety

Navigating through Kigali is a breeze, thanks to its well-organized public transportation system and the availability of car and motorcycle taxis and public bicycles. The city is renowned for its safety, allowing visitors to comfortably explore and experience all that it has to offer.

Cultural and Historical Richness

​Kigali is steeped in history and culture. The Kigali Genocide Memorial, a solemn reminder of Rwanda's past, provides profound insights into the country's journey towards peace and reconciliation. Meanwhile, cultural centers and museums offer a window into the soul of Rwanda, showcasing its artistic and historical heritage.

A Gateway to Natural Wonders

Kigali serves as a gateway to some of Rwanda's most breathtaking ecosystems. Just a short drive from the city, visitors can embark on once-in-a-lifetime experiences like mountain gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, wildlife safaris in Akagera National Park, or hiking in the  Nyungwe National Park, a tropical montane rainforest. Chimpanzee trekking is available at Nyungwe National Park and Gishwati-Mukura National Parks.  There are opportunities to observe Albertine Rift endemics, including birds, primates and plants. 

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