Straddling several ridges and valleys, Kigali, with its lush, green hillsides, flowering trees, winding boulevards, and bustling streets, is one of the most attractive capital cities in Africa, as well as easily one of the cleanest and safest. Rising above the sobering reality of the 1994 genocide, Kigali has rebuilt itself to be an exciting and cosmopolitan city. Guests of the hotel can take in the sights. The privately run Inema Art Center is an excellent modern art gallery with ten resident artists. The Kigali Genocide Museum pays tribute to the estimated 250,000 people buried in mass graves and is a profoundly moving experience. The Museum of Natural History owned by explorer Richard Kandt is reputed to be the oldest building in Kigali. The hotel is also the perfect launching place for going further afield and taking in the sights of Akagera National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and Lake Kivu.
The Hotel Des Mille Collines offers two excellent restaurants and a bar. Guests can indulge in a wide variety of fresh breads, savory patisseries, hearty cold cuts and cheese selections, and fresh fruits at La Terrasse. Le Panorama is ideal for a romantic dinner for two with breathtaking views of rolling hills and the twinkling lights of Kigali. Drinks and snacks can also be enjoyed poolside. A relaxing massage can be had at the pool Massage Gazebo.