Now that you are well rested and have satisfied your appetite, hop on a SafeMoto (or you can take a regular old taxi) and cruise over to Kimironko Market. Remember everything we said about Rwanda being clean, tranquil, and pretty easy to navigate? Well, you can throw that all out when you visit Kimironko. One of the busiest markets in Rwanda, this is where the city truly comes to life. If you still need to pick up those souvenirs (why not check out a traditional agaseke basket) or just want to get a taste of what an east African market is like, you can’t miss out on this experience.
There are four entrances, and while it may seem overwhelming, it gets a little easier to navigate once you get the lay of the land. Everything is organized by category, similar to a department store. Be prepared to negotiate prices and as always use common sense when in a crowded place and stay mindful of your personal belongings. Open seven days a week from 8:00am- 7:00pm, Saturday and Monday mornings are said to be the busiest and Sundays a little slower. And also, get ready to be overwhelmed, but don’t forget to soak in every last detail!