Getting around can be tough if you don’t know where to start from. In the guide below, we cast a spotlight on the need to know places in town and what to expect from them. So you can make informed decisions about where you’d like to live in among top 10 places to stay in Kigali.
eMall Property (property.emall.rw ) through this blog post highlights top 10 places to stay in Kigali that you will be comfortable and relax when you stay in. Let’s begin.
Top 10 places to stay in Kigali
Nyarutarama is one of top 10 places to stay in Kigali’s up-market neighbourhoods, located right by the Golf course.
Home of city’s wealthy and many foreign expats, Nyarutarama is a very up market residential area where your average house is built is a mansion with high walls, swimming pools and large gardens
The rents in this area are usually among the highest that you can find, but the houses are also among the nicest . You can find the MTN Centre there that has various stores and supermarkets there.
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Gacuriro is another venue where there’s a high concentration of wealthy people and upper middle class in Kigali. The main roads are paved and, but the inner roads are still dirt roads. That hasn’t stopped development from pacing onwards in recent years, though.
The rental market is very strong with monthly rents typically going for USD800-2500. There are Woodlands Supermarket and Gacuriro Supermarket to provide domestic resources for households.
Gacuriro is a minute away from Nyarutarama and therefore has good access to public transportation to the major parts of town.
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The habitat of Kigali Heights, Kigali Business Centre, People Nightclub, Radisson Blu & Convention Center and KBC, one may think Kimihurura is all commercial but not at all. Behind these landmarks are houses, apartments and residences where many foreign expats live unperturbed from the hustle and bustle of central Kigali.
The neighbour of Kimironko, Kibagabaga is also the area that leads to Gacuriro. Kibagabaga has a big hospital, too and is generally an upper middle class residential area that similar to Nyarutarama has many duplexes and mansions and the residences range between USD1000-25000/month.
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While this region is still part of Kigali, it’s a suburb outside the city centre. Kicukiro has a large hospital, a central market and many small shops. It’s a location just past Remera and is well accessible to major areas in town.
The housing in the area is modest although several high profile homes are increasingly being built there. Like Kimironko, Kicukiro is one of the affordable middle income places to live in the city.
The location is widely seen as the business district of Kigali. Major NGOs, international organizations, foreign embassies and national government agencies all have a presence here. It has led to tons of noteworthy restaurants and cafes to serve the executive community accordingly. Rental property in the area typically ranges around USD2000/month, though with some luck you can find cheaper options further away.
Central Kacyiru is home to the President’s office, the US Embassy and other public institutions. For expats moving to Kigali: This is also where the immigration office is located, where you apply for your visa.
Rebero is upcoming residential neighborhood rooted upper hills with and opposite of Kigali. It’s newly developed residential area with high end of storeyed houses. About 15-20 minutes when you’re driving from Capital. There is most roads in the area are fairly well paved or tarmac roads.
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The residential area right next to the airport in Kigali is none other than Kanombe. Kanombe is next to Kabeza and a few minutes away from Remera and Giporoso. That makes it an ultra residential area with a large amount of middle class and middle income households that surround you. The house prices are affordable and the region is generally well populated. Traffic ranges from moderate to busy, depending on the time of the day. There is excellent public transportation to and from the environs.
The link between Kimironko and Gisimenti, Remera is best known for Kigali Arena, and Amahoro Stadium a place where a new indoor stadium is being built. Remera is also known for Kigali’s nightlife district and numerous bars and a few clubs and shops. Despite some well closed to curb Covid-19 measures.
Housing, like in Kimironko are modestly priced. Being between Gisimenti and Kimironko however means that residents get the best of both worlds with Simba Supermarket and Kimironko Market in Kimironko.
Based in Mu Mugi, Kiyovu spans from UTC to the presidential area, all the way to Marriott Hotel and Serena Hotel. With a hospital in the middle, and some of the hundreds of shops in town, you get much of what can be looked for. On the residential side, it’s one of Kigali’s oldest and wealthiest neighbourhood with big gardens and a quiet setting. Rents are consequently not too cheap.
These are, in a nutshell, the major areas to live in, in Kigali. They feature very simple homes to outright mansions and villas. The prices vary, but something can be found for every budget if you are realistic about what to expect. eMall Property lists some of the finest properties in the city and is available to assist you with your real estate needs in Rwanda. Contact us today to find your (next) residence.