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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

There isn't a lot to do in Kigali, so there are a lot of birthday parties, house get togethers, pot lucks, bbqs. People meet at kid friendly restaurants like Pili-Pili, Heaven, J-Lynn's, Century Park on the weekends to socialize. There is an improv group, an art group, an orchestra... - Dec 13, 2017
Restaurants/bars/nightclubs. There's a weekly quiz night at one restaurant. Lots of cultural events. You can socialize as much as you want. - Jan 25, 2017
BBQs are the big thing, as are events at the Marine House. - Apr 5, 2016
Kigali has a movie theater that is decent; restaurants; house parties and bbqs; embassy events; night clubs and bars - there is plenty to do if you look for it. - Oct 16, 2014
Lots of in home entertainment, eating out, house parties, a few bars at night. - Jul 23, 2014
Restaurants, bars, and house parties. - Sep 13, 2013
Home entertainment and dinner out are the two mainstays in Rwanda. Other than that, there are few bars, fewer clubs, and no movie theatres or the like. There is one small bowling alley that recently opened. - May 6, 2012
There is a lot of entertaining in homes and people frequently go out to restaurants. There is also a bowling alley. - Apr 2, 2012
There are several bars/dancing clubs, but it starts up late (around midnight). For people who have to work early the next day, it tends to be dinner at a local restaurant or entertaining at the house. - Jul 28, 2011
Dinner parties, bars, nightclub, movies. - Sep 16, 2008
If you enjoy bars, and one night stands, it's the place to be. However think HIV. - Aug 9, 2008