Cours de Cuisine à Kigali

Il y a deux ans, j’avais déjà eu l’occasion de tester l’un des tours qu’ils organisent du quartier de Nyamirambo. Une demi-journée passée dans les ruelles vibrantes de ce quartier que j’affectionne , guidé par des jeunes qui y ont toujours vécu. Après le tour, nous avions lunché à la maison d’Aminata, une des membres de la coopérative. Le lunch m’avait laissée un doux souvenir. La cuisine d’Aminata est influencée par ses origines congolaises, c’est super gourmand, les plats sont mijotés longtemps et ça me rappelait clairement la cuisine de ma maman, qui elle aussi a grandi au Congo. Du coup, lors du séjour de mon amie Tazeem, je lui ai proposé qu’on teste le cours de cuisine d’Aminata.

 

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Karenge Bush Camp : glamping à l’Akagera

En Kinyarwanda, le mot Karenge signifie petites empreintes et c’est tout le concept de cet éco-lodge éphémère qui s’installe au milieu de la savane deux fois par an pour quelques semaines : ne laisser aucune trace lorsqu’il sera démonté et donc ne pas impacter l’environnement merveilleux où il est installé temporairement . Situé au nord du parc de l’Akagera, le Karenge Bush camp vous offre l’opporunité de camper dans un certain confort tout en étant au beau milieu du bush. C’est une expérience merveilleuse et unique.

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Paradis Kivu Resort in Gisenyi

If you know Gisenyi, you know the emblematic Paradis Malahide. Since few months, the owner of this hotel has opened a new one,  called Paradis Kivu Resort. You will recognize the design style but here it is with a little bit more of luxury. Located after the Bralirwa, near the Congo Nile Trail , Kivu Paradis is a little gem on the shore of Lake Kivu . When you arrive, you will walk to a little path surrounded by luxuriant plants and flowers to join the lobby of the hotel. You will immediately feel all the serenity and calm this place has to offer.

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Koko Club : the kids friendly café in Kigali.

Founded by parents, the concept behind Koko Club was to have a space where kids can play together safely, while parent can chill with good and healthy food. The place is awesome and with my family, it is clearly our new Sunday ‘s spot.

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Visit Diani Beach

Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, it is located 30 kilometers south of Mombasa. It can be reached directly by plane, but from Kigali it was easy to have a flight to Mombasa , and then using the ferry and road to arrive at this small paradise .

This town was just a fishing place 40 years ago, but in the 70s when tourists wishing to come to Africa found Kenya the ideal place, as there was so much strife and problems in other African countries and it was the beginning of a touristic boom.  Hotels were built along the  coast road, which was at that time  a dusty road.  Since then Diani has continued to expend without losing its charm and simple atmosphere. You will not feel that you are in a very touristic area if you avoid the big hotels.

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Affordable Bed&Breakfast in Kigali : Inside Afrika boutique hotel

Rwanda, and its capital Kigali, are known as an expensive destination, but affordable and budget friendly hotels exist. Inside Afrika is one of them.

Located in Kiyovu, a residential neighbourhood in Kigali, this hotel is a secret gem with nice rooms, good breakfast , a swimming pool and a beautiful view of the city. They do not offer bar or restaurant services, but Kiyovu is a lively neighborhood wth several restaurants and bars.

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