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The Kigali Genocide memorial

The Kigali Genocide memorial

The Kigali Genocide Memorial is a significant memorial site located in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. It serves as a commemoration and tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The genocide, which occurred over a span of 100 days, resulted in the mass killing of an estimated one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The Kigali genocide memorial site was established in 1999 by the Aegis Trust in collaboration with the Rwandan government with its primary purpose to honor and remember the victims of the genocide and provide a place for reflection, education, and healing for Rwandans and visitors from around the world. By visiting the Kigali Genocide memorial, you will be able to visit different parts of the site, consisting of several components that collectively provide a comprehensive experience:

Memorial Gardens: when visiting the Kigali Genocide memorial, you explore the beautifully landscaped gardens which are a place for quiet reflection and contemplation. They are adorned with mass graves and memorial stones honoring the victims.

Genocide Exhibition: The memorial features an exhibition that provides a detailed account of the events leading up to the genocide, the atrocities committed, and the aftermath. It includes photographs, personal testimonies, artifacts, and audiovisual presentations. People who visit the Kigali Genocide memorial will be able to learn from the exhibition part how the Genocide was planned, mobilized and executed.

Education Center is another part of the memorial open for people who are visit the Kigali Genocide memorial which has an education center that conducts programs and workshops aimed at educating visitors, especially students, about the genocide, its causes, and the importance of promoting peace and reconciliation.

Documentation Center is worth visiting when you visit the Kigali Genocide memorial. The documentation center holds an extensive collection of records, documents, and photographs related to the genocide. It serves as a resource for researchers, scholars, and those seeking to learn more about the genocide.

Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial can be a deeply emotional and educational experience, allowing visitors to gain insight into the magnitude of the tragedy and the resilience of the Rwandan people. It serves as a reminder of the importance of promoting peace, unity, and the prevention of genocide worldwide.

The Kigali genocide memorial is mostly visited by travelers who are in the country for different reasons. Travelers who are visiting other attractions of the country, may visit the Kigali genocide memorial site either on the last day of their visit or on the first day before going to other destinations of the country. You might be visiting the majestic gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, the big five animals in Akagera National Park or doing the chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park.

You can work with a professional tour operator to help you to design a suitable   itinerary in consideration of your interests, time and budget. We at Unique Rwanda Vacation Experts are ready to work on your trip by starting with designing an itinerary, booking accommodation and activities to offering transportation and other logistics for your time in Rwanda.


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