Ask a Kigali Mom - Children's Books

Reading books is fundamental to a child's development. Even for the youngest of babies, reading books aloud stimulates language and listening skills. For older babies and children, reading helps to develop imagination and understanding of the world.

Want to read and share books with your child? There are several places to find children's books in Kigali. Have a recommendation to add to this list? Let us know in the comment section below or e-mail 

Where to Find Children's Books in Kigali

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Charisma BookStore

Kigali Heights
Plot 772
KG 7 Ave, Kacyiru
+250 783 176 897


Haepi Bookstore - Books & Convenience

Offers 24H door-to-door book delivery
Ubumwe Grande Hotel, first floor
+250 785 637 069




Boulevard de l'Umuganda
+250 788 560 358

Ask a Kigali Mom - Locally Crafted Furniture

From cribs to toy cabinets, buying locally crafted furniture can truly make your Kigali house a home. 

Concept Studio by Wandulu Timothy

KG 586 Street
+250 786 421 910

Creative Studio and Shop

Nyamirambo behind Chap Chap across from Maison Tresor/MTN

HomE-Mart Decors

+250 731 000 310

Kigali Modern

+250 782 995 774

Inwood Furniture

+250 783 810 874


KG549 Street
+250 788 312 364

Ask a Kigali Mom - Cooking Classes

Want to learn how to whip up some new dishes for your family? With the variety of cooking classes available in Kigali, you'll be a master chef in no time! Have a cooking class you'd like to recommend? E-mail us to have it added to this list!

Home Appetit Kigali

Eugenie is founder of Home Appétit, and is Rwanda's premier female chef specializing in home catering for events and families. With a professional chef certification, Eugenie has over ten years of experience working in Kigali for Rwandese and expat families. She offers cooking classes for all levels.

Knowledge Academy

Italian Cooking For Beginners - A 5 day course
More information and to register

Nyamirambo Women's Center

Through its community-based tourism NWC aims to generate an income for the Center and to promote Rwandan’s culture and history. Visitors can choose from a selection of three cultural tours that provide an insight to daily-life in Rwanda and in particular Kigali including a local cooking class with Aminatha, NWC’s famous cook. Aminatha will show you how to prepare traditional dishes of Rwanda.

Paladar Venceremos

Chef Carlos Caula was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He works as a consultant for restaurants in Kigali and offers private cooking classes. Before coming to Kigali, he was Head Chef at Carmelita restaurant in Seattle, Washington for three years, working with local and seasonal products from area farms. 

Chef Carlos is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu London, receiving Le Grand Diplome Cordon Bleu in Cuisine and Patisserie in 2004. He has worked in top restaurants in Colombia, United States and the United Kingdom. His experience includes time spent at Harry Sasson in Bogota, Citronelle three Michelin star restaurant, under Chef David Deshaies and also three years as Executive Sous Chef at Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the U.S.. Carlos has a passion for farm to table cooking and sharing his passion for the art of cuisine with others to inspire their creativity.