Last week, I visited the Ibaba workshop in Rutongo and was totally amazed. I placed a customized order few weeks ago for a friend of mine who is expecting her first baby and I decided to go to the workshop to take my order instead of waiting in Kigali. I already knew their products but seeing the ladies behind the wonderful embroideries was so great.
Ibaba Rwanda is a social enterprise empowering women with a beautiful story. During the seventies, in Rutongo, Belgian nuns started to teach embroidery to help young women from the village . After the training, they could start working in the workshop earning a salary and adding an income for their families. This great initiative represented for many years a great source of empowerment for women of Rutongo . The women of Rutongo had an incredible expertise in embroidery and they were known beyond Rwanda’s borders. Having an embroidered piece from them was a must.
During the last two years, few new international hotels opened in Kigali. Park Inn by Radisson is one of them. Of course, people are generally more focusing on Radisson Blu linked to the Convention Center, but the little brother Park inn should not be ignored. With cheaper rate, it could be your next staycation option !
A little touch of Andalusia, beautiful blue painted walls, comfy seating inside or in the garden, Casa Keza is one of the recent addition of the Kigali food scene. Located in Kacyiru, this little restaurant is a must go. Open all day long, you will find coffee, breakfast ,tapas and fast wifi. Lire la Suite
There is a lot of options for lunch in Kigali . Places where you can find indian, african, or asian food with most of the time buffet for the lunch. But if you are not in a buffet mood, i have something for you ! It is a small place but never crowded so you can just come by and order. The place is called Chap Chap, who means « quick ». It can also refer to the chapati that you can take there. There is actually two locations : one in Nyamirambo, the other one in Kicukiro. Food is the same at the two locations but my pictures has been done at Kicukiro.