This 1 day Kigali Museums Tour the easiest way to explore some of the famous Rwanda museum to get the general knowledge of the entire Rwanda genocide incidence of 1994 in Kigali including a visit to one of the local craft market. The Kigali Museum tour will give you an understanding how Rwanda has managed to carry on, from the terrible incidence, and are now living happily. This dark tourism is the best way to see and experience Kigali in a short time. This tour focus to give you an understanding of the Rwanda genocide incidence of 1994, as you explore these museums.
Your 1 Day Kigali Museums Tour – Dark Tourism itinerary
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel accommodation at 8.00 am after having your morning breakfast and you set off to explore the Rwanda Museums. You will drive while enjoying the beautiful view of the town, chatting and sharing much about the history of Kigali, how it raised into famous being named the cleanest town in Africa. You will start your tour by visiting the Belgium museum, where 10 Belgium peacekeepers, where killed and buried, after proceed and visit Hotel des Mille Collines, previously known as Hotel Rwanda which has a strong history of the genocide incidence though now rehabilitated.
You will then proceed and drive down to Kigali genocide museum, overlooking on your way, old Kigali and new Kigali. The Kigali genocide museum is the final place where the victims of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 were laid to rest in a mass ground, as to pay respect to their bodies for a decent burial. Thereafter, catch up with lunch as you later drive to south of Kigali heading to Ntarama and Nyamata genocide memorial sites which is roughly a 45 minutes’ drive. These two sites will give you a great picture of the entire genocide incidence. As you will be able to get fresh information about how the entire genocide started. Ntarama’s former Catholic Church is now a memorial site. 5,000 people were massacred there on 15 August 1994 during the Rwanda Genocide.
This memorial center is one of six major centers’ in Rwanda that commemorates the Rwanda Genocide. You will later head to visit Nyamata and its surrounding region suffered some of the most extensive devastation, horrifying violence that took place in 1994 against the Tutsi and moderate Hutus. This is a placed believed as the starting point of genocide in 1994 and over 10,000 of victims were believed to be killed in a catholic church. After visiting Nyamata memorial site, you will proceed for lunch before driving back to Kigali with an authentic experience of the real genocide situation after listening to number of the stories with its impact that can be vividly observed. You will head and visit the Kimironko local market before being dropped off at your hotel. End of Service!
- Private transportation on a safari car
- City tour
- Visit to Belgium museum
- Visit to Hotel des Mille Collines
- Kigali Genocide Memorial Ground
- Visit to Ntarama & Nyamata
- Visit to local market
The 1 Day Kigali Museums Tour – Dark Tourism includes.
- Transportation on a 4 x 4 safari vehicle
- Entrance to the above mention genocide sites
- En route lunch
- Services of English speaking driver/guide.
- Visit to local market.
- 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
The 1 Day Kigali Museums Tour – Dark Tourism excludes expenses of personal nature like: Audio guides at Kigali Genocide memorial center, Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars
When to go?: Everyday apart from the last Saturday of each month (Umuganda)