Your Valentine’s Day guide in Kigali

In case you haven’t been picking up on your S.O’s (significant other) subtle hints, here’s the message loud and clear: Valentine’s Day is here! The question is, what are you going to do about it?

There are plenty of things to do on Valentine’s Day, and if it is your thing, will you settle for a cosy night in or a dreamy night out? If you don’t know exactly what you want to do this Valentine’s Day, but one thing is for certain — you do not want to get stuck with Netflix or takeout—or, even worse, end up at a boring evening out — Weekender is here to help. This guide will leave you spoilt for choice.

MezPark Garden, Kinyinya

Take your love to MezPark Garden for ‘Picnic & Movie Night’ at only Rwf 5,000 per couple or Rwf 3, 000 per single. Carry a basket of goodies and a blanket and camp in the cosy garden. Time: 5:30pm to 10pm.

Radisson Blu’s Valentine’s Day packages
‘Celebrate your love with an indulgent treat this Valentine’s Day.’ — Radisson Blu

Spoil yourselves with Radisson’s date night package that includes a 60-minute couple’s aromatherapy massage at its luxurious Amani Spa, and dinner for two at Filini Italian Restaurant for Rwf120,000. Offer is valid through February.

Other packages include buffet, drink and live band performance at Rwf40,000 from 6pm to 11pm.
Larder Restaurant’s buffet for Rwf30, 000 per person. 6pm-11pm.

Kigali Marriott’s Valentine’s-themed Dinner

What is your ideal date? If dinner and live jazz music are on your Valentine’s Day agenda, then Jambo Band’s Jazz saxophonist will set the mood with his marvellous talent, only at Kigali Marriott Hotel.

‘Valentine’s Day by the pool’ offers a four-course dinner by the poolside at Rwf90,000 per couple and Rwf180,000 per couple (+Moët & Chandon).

Create your own fairy-tale at Soko Restaurant; offer includes Valentine’s Day-themed dinner buffet with a complimentary rose for the ladies. This goes for Rwf32,000 inclusive of soft drinks. And Rwf55,000 per person with a mini champagne bottle.

Love and art at Kiseki Authentic Japanese Restaurant

Are you an art enthusiast? Head down to Kiseki Authentic Japanese Restaurant in Kimihurura for a live painting experience by Japanese artist Tsukasa Suzuki. Enjoy a romantic dinner while listening to relaxing music as well. Entrance fee is Rwf5, 000. Time: 6pm to 7pm.

Candlelight Valentine’s Dinner

Music meets love at Ubumwe Grande Hotel’s rooftop Rendez-Vous Bar & Restaurant. Enjoy a candlelight dinner and live music performance by Mico Band. Red roses, chocolates and raffles are included in the dinner package.

Yverry’s ‘Love You More’ album launch

Not interested in dinner? That’s alright — Yverry has confirmed his debut album launch on Valentine’s Day and dedicated it to all lovebirds.

The R&B singer’s concert will feature performances by fellow artistes, Bruce Melodie, Social Mula, Andy Bumuntu, King James, Queen Cha and Cyusa.

Tickets go for Rwf5,000 (regular), Rwf10,000 (single), Rwf15,000 (VIP couple) and Rwf20,000 (VVIP). Gates open at 6pm!

Afrika Bite, Kimihurura

If you are a fan of local food, then Afrika Bite is the place to go. It offers a range of local dishes. Buffet goes for Rwf3,500. With a glass of wine, it goes for Rwf 5, 000 per person.

Bel-Air, Remera

What adds that spark to an already romantic dinner? If you love a view as you dine, then Bel Air, located in Remera, is a good choice. This evening at 8pm, there is a special St Valentine dinner buffet at Rwf 30, 000 per couple. Price includes a bottle of wine. There are also special offers and discounts on wines and champagne.

Inka Steakhouse, Rugando

High quality Rwandan food remains the restaurant’s specialty. Today, they offer a three-course menu. Flowers will be on display to give it a Valentine’s Day feel. Prices are between Rwf20,000 and Rwf35,000 per person, depending on what you order.

Fusion Restaurant, Kiyovu

Fusion offers a special Valentine’s Day Brunch at Rwf 20,000 per adult and Rwf10,000 per child (5 to 12 years old). The package includes a brunch buffet, free access to the swimming pool for two hours and a glass of Strawberry Mimosa.

Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, Kiyovu

A special one-hour massage and two-hour pool relaxation at Rwf30,000 per person is on offer at Heaven. There is also a 25% discount on the menu.

Billy Bistro & Bar, Nyarutarama

Enjoy a ‘To My Valentine’ evening at Billy’s Bistro & Bar for only Rwf19,900. It includes appetizers, pasta, and the main course — beef fillet in pot wine sauce served with potatoes dauphinoise (a French dish of sliced potatoes baked in milk or cream), and dessert of dark chocolate and Chilly Bavarian with Strawberry coulee.

Wakanda Villa, Kabeza

‘A Lovers’ Valentine’s’ has been organised and if you like getting pampered then head to Wakanda Villa. At Rwf35,000, the salon offers a hair treatment session, after which couples can get massages and also enjoy a dinner buffet and glass of wine or cocktail at the restaurant. Time: 5pm to 11pm.

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