The Ride of Your Life - Rwanda's only Amusement Park
Sylvie Mukamusoni has managed to start up the only amusement park in Rwanda - Bambino Super City in Kigali City.
Mukamusoni, a former nurse, along with fellow women entrepreneurs, began with sourcing for a bank loan in 2004, which was finally granted by the Bank of Kigali. Equipment was procured from China, and installation was done in 2005 by Chinese technicians.
Situated on a 49-acre plot of land and about 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) from the city center, Bambino Super City is located in prime real estate. Lushly vegetated, the amusement park is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The park is being developed in three phases. The first stage, already in place, includes children’s games, a restaurant, a conference hall that holds 1,000, an adult and children’s swimming pool, and scenic landscaping.
“We have opened up the park for children in the neighborhood who could not otherwise afford paying to access our games,” Mukamusoni says. “This is part of our social responsibility. Our dream is to see children— those from poor and rich families alike—happy.”