Know where to easily find things in Kigali | The new times
Don’t get stuck trying to enjoy Kigali or shopping and accessing amazing things, we’ve listed some of the activities and places that we think will make our visitors’ stay comfortable and fun.
Clothes made in Rwanda
It’s just nice to try African clothes, also known as “Kitenge”, while in Rwanda, it will not only make you look stylish, but you will feel at home. The city’s CHIC building has a number of fashion stores with talented fashion designers. Although some designers are up and coming, others have been on the fashion scene for a while now, some of them are; House of Tayo, Touch of Rwanda fashion designers, UZI collections, Lii collection, Moshions, Gentle fashion ltd etc.
If you are looking for a nice salon with a nice professional hair and head touch, Marina Bella Natural Hair Salon is one of them. They provide good hair services, good hair washing, gentle and use natural hair products, but their prices are fair. They are located in Gisementi and in town. Maza Salon is also excellent for hair coloring, hair extensions, dreadlocks, skin treatment, cosmetic services, pedicures and manicures, and skin treatment. Relax Hair Salon Unisex, based in Kigali, is also an option, as you will be assured of professional styling, make-up and body massage services.
Complete your outfits with pretty, original and creative jewelry made locally. Abraham Konga is an artistic jewelry designer who recycles waste and other materials such as cow horn, cow bones, aluminum padlocks and jars, wood, sea glass and paper beads to create excellent quality necklaces and earrings. Find him in Kimihurura. For handmade jewelry, K’tsobe is another place to go and also offers delivery services. For all handmade silver jewelry, Nziza Silver Rwanda offers collections consisting of varieties of necklaces, dangle earrings, hoop earrings, stud earrings, bracelets, nose jewelry , pendants, rings and much more. Rings and Blings | The jewelry and watch store offers engagement rings, necklaces, pendants and chains.
For lovers of live bands, the Royal Papyrus restaurant is the ideal place to meet up with friends. Every Friday night, expect live band performances. Located in Kimihurura, the Italian restaurant offers a wide range of food and drinks from barbecue to oriental and offers services such as bar, cocktails, conferences and catering. The Repub Lounge is more than a restaurant, an ideal site for harmonious jazz evenings and live performances every evening from Wednesday to Saturday. Plan B Hirwa offers live music every day except Tuesdays. The pleasant Riders Lounge Kigali and Rosty Club Resto & Bar are also worth a visit.
Skewer and barbecue
Spiced Brochettes is a place to visit without hesitation, it prepares all grilled meats with delicious sauces to delight the taste buds of its customers. You can dine in, take out or opt for delivery. Other tasty and appetizing meat-based cuisines include; and Inka Steakhouse, Kijamii Table, Restaurant Chez Lando, the list is endless.
If you are a reader, Kigali is endowed with a relatively large number of bookstores, which has prompted our culture of reading. Some of them are; Ikirezi Bookstore, which is the best bookstore in Rwanda, based close to the eminent convention center. It includes books by local and international writers in various languages and subjects.
Arise Bookstore stationed in Kimironko is also worth considering visiting. It offers a range of children’s books in almost four languages; Kinyarwanda, English, French and Swahili.
With Charisma Bookstore you will find a wide range of books ranging from support, motivation, leadership, African literature, etc. For all kinds of professions, education, law, psychology, counseling, etc., all books are available, even new ones.