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The Most Charming Gallery!

I've been to Tongo twice - and i LOVE it! The space is full of character and charm - and the work... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2015
Kigali, Rwanda
What a find!

I have just left this little gem of a gallery in Kigali. It's so authentic with Jo painting and... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2015
Tracey M
London, United Kingdom
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17 Nov 2015
“nice works”
4 Jun 2015
“The Most Charming Gallery!”
Tongo is a small contemporary art gallery offering unique professional paintings and stylish jewelry and accessories with an African flair. Showcasing the works of painter Joe Mukuna and designer Sarah Manion - Tongo is unlike anything else offered...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
KG 5 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 784 525 185
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Reviewed November 17, 2015

this place has a nice work and skilled artists!!! t first time i failed to get there and asked kids who were playing around and took me at the gallery.. i have friends who visited this place before me and they gave me an idea...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank kwizera d
Reviewed June 4, 2015

I've been to Tongo twice - and i LOVE it! The space is full of character and charm - and the work is BEAUTIFUL! Joe is an incredibly talented painter and Sarah's jewelry is extremely unique and cool. Every visitor to Kigali should stop by...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have just left this little gem of a gallery in Kigali. It's so authentic with Jo painting and seeing his talent in action is a rare treat. It's packed with things you would want to buy and treasure forever to remind you of a...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Tracey M
Sarah M, Owner at Tongo Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2015

Thank you so much for your kind words and also for mentioning PayPal.We know the logistics of buying a painting while traveling can be hard which is why we facilitate payment by offering options like PayPal which allow you to pay directly from your home...More

Reviewed January 28, 2015

We heard about Tongo from a friend who told us if you really want to find amazing art go to Tongo. So we found this wonderful small gallery loaded with beautiful amazing art works... the founder and owner Joe was so fantastic and can he...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Liz W
Reviewed January 28, 2015

The jewelry here is amazing! A great selection of hand made, elegant accessories that are works of art. The paintings would brighten any decor. This is just the kind of gallery that you can stop by for a quick trip and find something to take...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank RoSloan
Reviewed January 26, 2015

Living in Kigali I have been visiting the gallery several times and last June before going home for holidays I found great gifts to bring home: nice earrings, the frame with the small wooden carved man and woman, pillows… There are plenty of things I...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank mine_francoise
Reviewed January 26, 2015

Tongo Art Gallery is truly a gem in the heart of Kigali. While many Kigali art galleries showcase the same type and style of art, Tongo is truly unique. Tongo is run by the ever lovely Joe and Sarah, and showcases their fantastic work. Joe...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank ATIslander
Reviewed December 6, 2014

My partner and I went to the Holiday Open House event at Tongo last night and it was really good fun. Great live music, the jewelry, shoes, toys and paintings were beautiful and the view from the little balcony is brilliant. We purchased a beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank nomadictrex
Reviewed November 18, 2014

Family and friends have purchased several pieces from Tongo Art Gallery - paintings by Joe and designer jewelry and even unique stuffed elephant dolls by Sarah Manion. After living in Rwanda for four years I found the galleries that had existed for many years were...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Jon P
Sarah M, Manager at Tongo Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2014

Thanks so much for your feedback. Sharing our passion and commitment for art is absolutely our #1 priority and we're glad you noticed!

Reviewed November 17, 2014

Strolled in on a whim, and found this to be a wonderful stop. Tongo is a charming art gallery. Well located in Kacyiru, on the street directly behind the presidential office. Joe and Sarah were a pleasure to meet, and they offer a great collection...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Amber D
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