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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - KANDT HOUSE TOUR IN KIGALI

Natural History Museum (Kandt House) Tour Guide

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A perhaps more optimistic place to visit while in Kigali is the Kandt House. The former home of Dr. Richard Kandt, a physician and explorer who traveled to Rwanda in 1897, the house has a strongly historical air. Kandt is credited with being one of the founders of the city in 1907, when he established a base for the center of administration for German East Africa. He also discovered one of the sources of the mighty Nile River. Situated just 10 kilometers from Kigali International Airport and the city center, this attraction is easily accessed by tourists.

Today, the structure has been converted into the National History Museum. A visit here will give you a nominal taste of Rwanda’s fascinating flora and fauna before you embark on an exploration of the country’s wildlife parks and reserves. During your tour of the museum you will have an opportunity to view many preserved specimens, along with relics of Rwanda’s biological and geological past. One of the points of interest is the skeleton of an enormous crocodile that once menaced villagers living near Lake Muhaze. The expert guide assigned to you by AfricanMecca Safaris will no doubt talk to you about the pair of human shoes that were removed from its dead remains.

The museum is open from Monday to Friday, and visitors should allow 1-2 hours to fully see the exhibits. While the entry fee is on the higher side, the exhibits are unique and explain the country’s interesting history.

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
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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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