It’s been incredible to watch Rwanda’s ambitious growth over the last decade, giving rise to so many technical innovations and world-class experiences throughout the country. But for me, the most exciting emerging trends are the capital’s burgeoning arts and culinary scenes.
And now, one of Kigali’s best-loved local artists is combining the two!
You probably already know Emmanuel Nkuranga as the founder and director of Inema Arts Centre. Well, he’s flexed his creative muscles once again and teamed up with US master Chef Billy McCormick to open Choose Kigali – Rwanda’s newest art gallery and fine dining restaurant.
The Art Gallery
Located in Kiyovu, the historic heart of the city, Choose Kigali‘s art gallery will host the most exciting contemporary art from across Africa. Emmanuel will also be showcasing works from his extensive private collection and pieces of his own creation.
Emmanuel has been one of the leaders pushing Rwandan art forward, and having his pieces all in one place is an excellent opportunity to see the finest works from Rwandan and international artists.
Choose Kigali has gone above and beyond with their gallery’s decor and ambiance, and they’ve set themselves apart from the crowd. Gallery visits must be booked in advance to ensure you’re never jostling with crowds of fellow art lovers and can take your time appreciating every work of art.
The beauty of the art adorning Choose Kigali’s walls is perfectly complementing by the exquisite beauty of the meals served in its restaurant. Head Chef Billy McCormick has over 28 years creating fine dining experiences across the US.
Now he’s bringing all his wisdom, passion, and experience to Kigali.
Every dinner at Choose Kigali starts with welcome drinks and a private tour of the gallery, followed by a seven-course menu of vibrant, exciting dishes, and finishes with an after-dinner digestif around the garden bonfire.
Seating is limited to keep things intimate and relaxed, and you must book in advance. For groups of up to six guests, there’s even a private dining area if you’re looking for a bit more seclusion.
Choose Kigali Adventures
Not content at just crafting the most unique fine dining and art venue in Kigali, Emmanuel and his team also applied their creativity, love for Rwanda, and rich network to offer one-of-a-kind experiences across the country.
Feel like a private back road 4×4 adventure to the Twin Lakes? Or how about a day of creativity and personal exploration deep in the Rwandan bush (that you reach by helicopter)? Maybe you just want to take a day off and immerse yourself in Kigali’s art and fashion scene, with visits to many of the city’s most creative people.
Whatever you fancy, Choose Kigali works with you to create the perfect, unforgettable experience. All of their tours provide something exciting and unique, and any of them would surely be a highlight of a trip to Rwanda.
And if you don’t see anything that appeals, chat with them about making your own totally unique, 100% customized tour!
Book Your Place Now
Choose Kigali is more than just another exciting addition to Kigali’s art scene. They’re aiming high by offering the most exclusive experiences that combine the best of everything we all love about Rwanda.
From what I’ve seen so far, they’ve pulled it off.
As they open their doors and start welcoming their guests, it’s time to see for yourself.
Choose Kigali Contacts and Location
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Hours: By Reservation Only
Address: KN43, Kiyovu
Phone: 0733 444 888