Reflect on some of the country's darkest moments and gain insight into an integral part of recent national history at Kigali Genocide Memorial. The final resting place for over 250,000 victims, the memorial center commemorates those slaughtered in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, while educating its visitors with an informative and harrowing presentation of history. You'll learn the political and sociological landscape of Rwanda during the build-up to the genocide of the Tutsi people, along with details of the atrocity itself through audio-visual tours, survivor testimonies, human remains, and artifacts. Plan to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial during your Kigali vacation using our convenient Kigali trip planner.
Kigali Genocide Memorial reviews
A haunting account and display of events leading up to and including the 1994 genocide, to really "feel" and understand Rwanda this is a place you must visit. Give yourself ample time - at least 2 to 3 hours - as there are lots of panels to read and short movies to watch as you walk around the memorial centre. Very worthwhile.
Such a deeply profound experience... It was heartbreaking to see how especially children suffered and families bore the aftermath of never knowing what happened to their loved ones. We must indeed strive for peace and mutual respect for one another's culture.
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