Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kigali

4.8
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.
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  • I have visited the museum twice in the last two years and highly recommend it. It helps any traveler understand the country they are visiting and the people who live there now. To truly take in...  more »
  • This place is not large in area but I find it great. It's a must-see if you are in Kigali, Rwanda. We had a visit on 31.12.2019. It's about the city centre and we took a 7-min taxi ride to reach...  more »
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  • Beautiful, important, and well done. It will help you make sense of it all and appreciate what a comeback the country has made. Good coffee. 1.5 hours. Self guided reading tour sufficed for me, but I imagine a guided tour would be pretty moving as well.
  • The memorial is a sad but insightful experience that shows the innate evil nature of man. I'd highly recommend paying for the audio self tour as it enhances your experience and helps walk you through the steps at the memorial. They don't have tour guides, all is written at each stage and there is no entry fee. They do ask however that you consider giving a donation of any amount. It's a must visit site in Kigali. Really helps you understand the country's history and how inbuilt the genocide had been brewing for.
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