Have a Spa Day Spa stuff like massages, manicures, pedicures and facials cost a lot less here than they would at home so take advantage and spend a day pampering yourself. Both offer several styles of yoga with a few different teachers.
Some of my most peaceful moments in Kigali come on the back of a moto just before the sun sets at around 5: Serena is usually the quietest and most… serene. Also check out Volleyball for Rwanda which is hoping to help improve the level of players in Rwanda.
Just a few ideas on what tasty treats Kigali has on offer. Drink Coffee and Tea!
No high rollers or showgirls here — just Chinese men gambling quietly as the waitresses bring around trays of complimentary cold samosas. The official scorecards were, and all in favor of Kassim Ouma by unanimous decision.
The food will take forever so be prepared to wait awhile but I always think the wait is worth it. Or head to one of the supermarkets Nakumatt has a good selection to get some coffee or tea to brew at home. Taylor's power and well-timed clenches kept Ouma from throwing as many punches as he usually does. Professional career[ edit ] On a Ugandan national amateur team trip to the United StatesOuma decided to stay to undertake a career as a professional boxer to support his family in Uganda.
Not only is it in a snazzy building with a beautiful view have I mentioned yet that Major tom slots is beautiful? Weekends see impromptu pickup volleyball games coming together on casino kigali rwanda fairly regular basis. It was only the second defeat of his career.
There are plenty of ideas so have a read and then head out and do some stuff!
Visit an Art Studio The art scene in Kigali is small but growing. Get a membership and take out books or just hang out, use their free wifi, or enjoy reading in what is a really nice space.
I suppose The Serena is considered the best hotel in Kigali and it has a spa to match. If you prefer your running without hills, head to the Kimihurura roundabout.
Volunteer There are lots of great causes you could get involved in if you plan on being in town for awhile. Amateur career[ edit ] Upon leaving the army, Ouma started boxing and amassed an amateur record of 62 wins and 3 losses. According to Ouma, his father was beaten to death by the Ugandan army in retaliation for his leaving of the country.
Play Tennis There are tennis courts scattered all around town, often made of clay which is a nice change from the usual hard courts. Check out this list of tennis courts and see which one is your favourite.
Ouma is a former champion and top-level contender in the Light Middleweight division. Personal life[ edit ] While in Uganda he was never shot despite being in the army. Each month sees new art shows and developments and the main reasons for this are the art studios which keep popping up.
Kiyovu and Nyarutarama are also good spots with quiet, leafy, well-lit, pothole-free streets. Eat Akabenz Aka benz! They set out a trail for walkers, too. Early life[ edit ] Born into poverty, at the age of six he was kidnapped and forced to join the National Resistance Army and consequently did not see his family for five years.
The Kigali club is very active and lively and they hold runs casino kigali rwanda Saturday. On May 6, Ouma defeated Marco Antonio Rubio by split decision despite being knocked down in the first round.
Sun City Hotel in Nyamirambo gives a great view back to the city and kLab on the top floor of Telecom House in Kacyiru has the best view, in my opinion. Despite absorbing a large number of extremely hard shots, Ouma did not go down. The light in the city is amazing and I love putting some earphones in and taking in the views from the back of a moto.
Check out my recommended list of organisations that are in need of volunteers in Kigali. You can either take a lesson in their horse ring overlooking the city below, or you can do a trail ride through the trees.
The arms always get out of the way just in time but seeing them pop out at the last minute really gets the heart pumping. However, after having moved to America he was shot twice in Florida in December There are also a few independent teachers around and the Serena Hotel usually offer classes with their membership.
They serve it up with kachambari salsa and an amazing sauce. Serena Hotel will occasionally host bigger concerts usually at a relatively high price and Goethe-Institut often holds more cultural type music events like mandolin players and opera singers, usually for free.
The cafes in Kigali serve up all kinds of coffees — from basic to fancy to iced — usually in a nice, relaxing setting that makes it easy to while away the time with a few cups coffee and a good book. Ouma returned to the ring with an impressive win over undefeated fellow southpaw Sechew Powell August 5, Mille Collines, Umubano, and Cercle Sportif are all fairly large pools that are decent for laps but are often crawling with kids.
Ouma lost the middleweight title shot against Jermain Taylor on Dec.
Plus everything in between. Play Volleyball Mamba Club in Kimihurura is a little sporting mecca with a sandy volleyball court along with a small pool, table tennis, and a bowling alley to go with brochettes and beer they have on offer at their bar. There are several paths up… none of which I actually know.
Otherwise just get out there and explore!
Cooperatives are a good place to grab baskets, poo paintings, carvings and all things Rwandan-ish all at once. There are a bunch of Kigali swimming pools to choose from ranging in price, awesomeness, and levels of child volume. Pork with a side of booty.
Visit their Facebook page to meet the hashers and to keep on top of their plans each week. Come Again Bar in Remera seems to be the go-to place in Kigali for aka benz.
The judges scored the fightand for Taylor who was at home in Little Rock, Arkansas. Kacyiru near the US Embassy seems to be the milk bar part of town… just look for paintings of cows. This group of ladies have created a walking tour around their neighbourhood visiting a hair salon, tailor, and a local house to help make lunch.
Ouma successfully defended his championship with a twelve-round unanimous decision against Kofi Jantuah of Ghana.
Everything from marathons to music festivals to food fairs to rally car racing. Go to a Milk Bar Warm milk?
Ordering might be an adventure, your beer will be warm and your bill will be wrong, but your food will probably be cheap and really tasty but be prepared to wait an hour or more as service is rarely fast. The level varies with the Rwandan volleyball team sometimes coming to play, or just casual games between newcomers. Every week like clockwork.
Only for the brave!
___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Kampala, Uganda