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STAY

The Retreat

You’re sure to love this 11 room eco-retreat found in Kigali. Each suite decorated in sustainable teak wood comes with a vaulted ceiling, two private patios (one at the front, one at the rear) and an outdoor rain shower. If this doesn’t make you feel good already, the restaurant serves up organic dishes and you can request bespoke yoga classes.

EAT

Women’s Bakery

Tuck into honey bread, banana peanut muffins and sweet potato rolls at the renowned Women’s Bakery. There are now five bakeries scattered throughout the city that are designed to help empower local women and give them a financial boost. Check out the flagship store in Gisementi that also features a café.

Questions Café

Coffee addicts should hot foot it to Questions Café. Not only can you get the perfect java jolt, but you can take part in coffee masterclasses and even join the team when they visit the local coffee farms. Bean to coffee bar indeed.

SHOP

Abraham Konga Collections

From handmade brass necklaces to gecko covered bowls, if you are looking for the ultimate souvenir visit Abraham Konga Collections.

Haute Baso

Haute Baso joins with local artisans to create high quality buys. See traditional skills being used and stories preserved in on-trend pieces.

Inzuki Designs

This dynamic young Rwandan brand fuses traditional craftsmanship and contemporary style. Choose from statement necklaces, woven bags and quirky cushions.

PARTY

Sundowner

If you are looking for good food and great tunes you should stop by Sundowner. Within this rose-coloured villa you will find the expats of Kigali dancing till dawn.

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