Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Kigali is, in my opinion, best for families with younger kids. Couples who want to spend time in Africa but aren't sure they can handle Africa will also find Kigali is a great home base. The life is relaxing, things are safe, the weather is great. Singles might find it a bit boring. Older kids might find high school doesn't give them the activities they want. - Sep 2019


It is great for families! There are so many school options, and activities for kids to do. - Jun 2018


Singles don't seem to love it here. There just isn't enough to entertain them. Couples do ok, but not great. Kigali is really a family post. There are tons of kids and a lot of the social activities center around getting kids together. - Dec 2017


I think it is good for anybody. There's a good young crowd, and also a good school community. - Jan 2017


Good for families; I think it might be quiet for singles, though the singles at the Embassies do seem to hang out together and have built a community. - Apr 2016


All of the above although nightlife can be a bit sleepy. - Oct 2014


I think it's a great place for everyone. But it might be a bit sleepy for singles looking a nightlife scene. - Jul 2014


I think overall it is great for all. - Sep 2013


Kigali is best for families with small children. There is always a family BBQ on the weekends, and room for kids to play. Families with older kids will have a more difficult time, as extracurriculars are limited and Kigali is a quiet place. Couples will do well with dinner parties and the restaurant scene, but it can definitely get boring if you want a variety of other things to do. Male and female singles seem to fare very well here, dating both locals and expats, despite there only being half a dozen or so bar/clubs in town. - May 2012


This is a very, very boring city. There are no parks for families, no movie theaters. - Apr 2012


Yes. Not alot of night life for singles, but there are many things to do depending how outgoing you are. - Jul 2011


This is a good city for adventurous people, whether with or without children. You should definitely get out of the city every weekend to see something exotic. - Oct 2010


Our family has enjoyed our posting here, lately the dynamics of the expat community have changed, leaving less youth and more young families, couples and singles. There is very little night life, but it can be found. - Jan 2010


Yes, yes and yes. I enjoyed myself there and many people I knew enjoyed themselves as well, though there are limited activities available though it is improving. - Sep 2008


Kigali does not have malls, movie houses, theme parks, and/or franchise restaurants that are comprobable to that of the United States. Thus families and couples must find other venues of entertainment such as the limited sports clubs, nature hikes, and eating at the limited restaurants in town. Singles have three choices: 1) Don't date, 2) Associate with the expat community,and/or 3) Date from the local community. - Aug 2008


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