Thursday, February 15, 2024

Kigali for Families: 6 Fun and Educational Things to Do

Hey there, future adventurers and parents with a wild sense of humor! Are you ready to take on Kigali with your mini-me’s? Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride because the capital city of Rwanda is packed with exciting things to do with your kiddos. Get ready to make some unforgettable memories that’ll make you say, “Remember that time in Kigali when…”

Explore the city’s markets

Are your kids picky eaters? Take them to the markets and let them choose their food! Warning: be ready for some interesting facial expressions when they try out some local delicacies. Try the Kimironko market; it’s a favorite for many expats.

Kigali for Families: 6 Fun and Educational Things to Do

Visit the Inema Art Centre

Hey there, Picasso’s parents! If you’re tired of sticking up those boring school photos on your fridge, then it’s time to visit the Inema Art Centre with your little Picassos! Let them unleash their creativity and give you something worth putting up on your fridge.

See Grey Crowned Cranes at Umusambi Village

Who knew spending time in a wetland area with 50 endangered Grey Crowned Cranes could be so exciting? You’ll feel like a real-life David Attenborough! Your kids will love it too, and who knows, maybe they’ll even develop a newfound appreciation for nature. Plus, you get to escape the city’s hustle and bustle and breathe in some fresh air. And the best part? You get to brag to all your friends about your wildlife conservation efforts. #ParentingGoals

Kigali for Families: 6 Fun and Educational Things to Do

Visit the Kigali Cultural Village

Step right up, time travelers! We’re headed back to ancient Rwanda to explore the customs and traditions of yesteryear. Your kids will be thrilled to see the traditional huts and get a taste of what life was like before iPhones and TikTok. And you, my friend, will love the break from reality. So grab your time machine and let’s go!

Tour the city on a bike

So, let’s be real here. Keeping up with your little ones on a bike through the bustling streets of central town is like trying to catch a cheetah with a broken leg. Not gonna happen, my friend. But fear not, there are still ways to get some exercise and explore the city in a fun way. Just stick to the quieter neighborhoods of Kacyiru and Kimihurura. Trust me, it’s way less stressful than dodging traffic like a game of Frogger.

Kigali for Families: 6 Fun and Educational Things to Do
Photo Credits: Serrah Galos

And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try cycling on Car Free Day? That’s right, twice a month, the streets are closed to cars and you can take over the roads like a boss. It’s the one day where you don’t have to worry about getting honked at or cut off by a crazy driver. So hop on your bike, put on your helmet, and get ready to rule the city!

Go to the Kigali Public Library

Shh, don’t wake the books! It’s a library, not a playground for your little ones to go wild. But seriously, the Kigali Public Library is a great place to spend a quiet afternoon with your kids. You can finally get some peace and quiet, and your kids can explore different books and activities without interrupting your daily Netflix binge. It’s a win-win situation!

Kigali for Families: 6 Fun and Educational Things to Do

There you have it, folks! These are just a few of the many great things to do with your kids while in town. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your kiddos and start exploring!

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