NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - KANDT HOUSE TOUR IN KIGALI
Natural History Museum (Kandt House) Tour Guide
Navigation Tip - Go Directly To Tour Prices, Reviews, Maps, Photos, Videos & Room Rate Guide For KigaliA 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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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