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KIGALI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL CENTER TOUR

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Visitors to Kigali are often amazed by the city’s peaceful, safe ambience and touched by the warmth and friendliness of the people. Often, one of the first questions they ask their AfricanMecca Safaris-assigned guide is, “How could something as horrible as genocide gave happened here?” Your questions may be answered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi. Opened in April 2004, ten years after the terrible massacre, the memorial was created by Aegis Trust and has three permanent exhibits.

A complete tour will take two to three hours, beginning with an explanation of the events that led to the tragic 100 days during which close to a million ethnic Tutsis lost their lives. The memorial includes various audiovisual exhibits to explain how the former state instigated the tragedy, convincing gullible people that their neighbors were evil and must be exterminated. Among the heartbreaking images are life-sized photographs of child victims, each with a name and intimate details about their favorite things.

Visitors can view the common graves of more than 250,000 innocents, as well as the memorial wall with the names of victims etched on it. This Kigali memorial opens at 8:00 a.m., and entry is allowed until 4:00 p.m. Photography is permitted outside but not inside. End your tour by spending a few quiet moments of reflection in the gardens.

Tour Attractions Around Kigali

1. Kigali Genocide Memorial

2. Natural History Museum - Kandt House

3. The Dancing Pots

4. Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperative

5. Niyo Art Gallery

6. Ivuka Arts Studio Center

7. Inema Art Center

8. Nyanza Genocide Memorial

9. Ntarama Church

10. Camp Kigali Belgian Monument

11. Nyamata Church

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GUIDE ON KIGALI

Planning a trip to the beautiful, hilly country of Rwanda usually means landing and leaving from its capital, Kigali. Surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, this city is a thriving, bustling metropolis.

WHERE TO STAY IN KIGALI
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WHERE TO STAY IN KIGALI

Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali Marriott Hotel and Radisson Blu Kigali Hotel offer the premier luxury experiences while deluxe properties like The Manor Hotel and Grand Legacy Hotel are suburban based.

BEST TIME TO VISIT KIGALI
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BEST TIME TO VISIT KIGALI

Kigali has a temperate climate with a good amount of rainfall, thanks to its high elevation. You are likely to experience warmer, drier weather from June to September thus the best time to visit the city.

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TOUR KIGALI ATTRACTIONS

During your sightseeing of Kigali, you will encounter distinct tourist attractions and places of interest to visit, from museum like Kandt House, art and craft galleries, memorials of the genocide etc.

EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR KIGALI IN RWANDA

When visiting Kigali, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Kigali sightseeing attractions and cultural tour activities before heading out on your gorilla and primate safari to Volcanoes (Parc National de Volcans), Nyungwe and Akagera. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Gishwati-Mukura ending with a beach vacation at Lake Kivu or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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