Hotel Okapi

Kigali, Rwanda | Hotel
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Okapi Kigali

    Reviewed by texasnomads

    Not too shabby

    Reviewed Apr 21, 2011
    by (6 reviews) Dallas , United States Flag of United States

    Maybe it was because it was low season, but be did get a room with detached bathroom for $30USD/night. At times there was no electricity, and at other times there was no water, but the lunch buffet is great (1500Rwsh)- just remember you can only pile up your plate once, so stack it high.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Okapi Kigali

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    Travel Blogs from Kigali

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    A travel blog entry by steve49 on Sep 01, 2014

    8 photos

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    The Magnitude of Human Capacity

    A travel blog entry by deniseang on Aug 07, 2014

    2 comments

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    2 comments, 12 photos

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