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Vladimir Rostev

"Moving abroad can be very difficult, particularly when it comes to Rwanda. But this supportive and trustworthy community is just so helpful."

Cathleen Sapiro

"My brother recommended InterNations to me before I moved to Kigali. I can only forward this recommendation to any expat around the globe."

Our Friendly Community of Expatriates in Kigali Welcomes You!

Muraho and welcome to the InterNations expat community for Kigali, capital city of Rwanda! If you're planning on spending time in this attractive East African capital, our network offers numerous resources to help you to get the best out of your stay. When you create an InterNations account, you can connect instantly with dozens of expatriates living and working in Kigali (or elsewhere) — making it easy to find the answers to a host of important questions, such as where to find the best apartments in the city, how to adjust to Rwandan business culture and etiquette, and what to expect from Rwanda's educational facilities. We're a member-driven community, so please feel free to also share your own experiences once you've had time to settle in. With beautiful hillsides, bustling streets and a rich — if troubled — history, life in Kigali offers a fascinating insight into one of Africa's proudest and most enduring nations. At InterNations, we're here to help you gain a full understanding of the Rwandan way of life, and to integrate safely and successfully into your new home.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Dubai or Hong Kong.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Kigali expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Kigali Expat Guides

  • Moving to Kigali

    Kigali is a thriving city with amazing opportunities on a personal and professional level alike. In our guide, you can find detailed information on crucial aspects of moving to Kigali, such as a general overview of the city, its climate, and visa requirements.
  • Living in Kigali

    Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, has undergone an incredible period of rejuvenation and stability that is clearly visible the moment you step out into this beautiful city. In this article, you will find a thorough overview of the city's transport infrastructure, culture, leisure, safety and security status.
  • Working in Kigali

    As the capital of Rwanda since its independence in 1965, Kigali is a vital economic hub for the nation as a whole. This section takes a closer look at some of the main concerns you'll have as an expat building a career here: the economy, job market and income taxes.

Exchange Tips about living in Kigali

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Kigali expat forums.

What Is Expat Life in Kigali Like?

In addition to the bustling streets, busy restaurants, lively nightlife, and the stunning natural landscapes right on its doorstep, Kigali is in many ways a monument to the human spirit. During an ugly and protracted civil war in the mid '90s, the city was the center of some of the most horrifying suffering and violence in modern history. Today, the city has been reborn as one of the safest, cleanest and most cosmopolitan cities in the region, making it an attractive destination for tourists and foreign investors alike. Many expats are drawn to the city by business opportunities in the tourism, development and agriculture sectors, or as part of international charities and NGOs. Some infrastructure issues remain, particularly in terms of education and healthcare, but on the whole the quality of life in Kigali is good for expats. With a number of fascinating, sobering museums and memorials dotted throughout the city, Kigali has a healthy respect for its past, but is now eager to step into a brighter and more stable future.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Shanghai or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Get Connected with Friendly Expatriates in Kigali

Making connections in Kigali is now easier than ever thanks to InterNations, the world's leading network for expatriates around the globe. Our Kigali Community features numerous expats and global minds alike who have agreed to abide by our core principles of honesty, respect and ethical behavior, helping you to interact in a safe and secure environment. If you have any questions about living in Kigali, don't hesitate to ask. You may be seeking advice on car hire, buying or renting property or obtaining the best health insurance, or you could be interested in social activities such as dance classes, club nights or sampling some of Kigali's many mouth-watering restaurants. Whatever you're looking for, InterNations can help. We also run regular networking events of our own, in which our members can gather at a local venue for food, drinks and entertainment in a friendly and relaxed environment — perfect for making new friends. The latter is also particularly true for the various, interest-based InterNations Groups in Kigali that you can join to pursue a shared hobby or interest with like-minded people.

Vladimir Rostev

"Moving abroad can be very difficult, particularly when it comes to Rwanda. But this supportive and trustworthy community is just so helpful."

Cathleen Sapiro

"My brother recommended InterNations to me before I moved to Kigali. I can only forward this recommendation to any expat around the globe."

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