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Address: Kigali, Rwanda
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This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide memorial....

This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide memorial. It remains a solemn tribute to those who were slain, the bones and belongings of the dead still lying among the aisles and the altar.

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Be prepared and carry a tissue or two. This memorial site is about 2.5km from the main road sign that directs you to the site. I would suggest that you take a moto-taxi or a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2016
Metsi L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Be prepared and carry a tissue or two. This memorial site is about 2.5km from the main road sign that directs you to the site. I would suggest that you take a moto-taxi or a bicycle. it cost us 200RWF from this site to the main road on a local bicycle. In itself, I found that this site was far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

After visiting nyamata church (approx 15minutes away) I went to visit this site. I felt this was slightly more censored then the other, it is also being preserved in more of a museum feel with sign boards and proper roofing etc over the site. In the church itself there are rows and rows of skulls of the victims that were... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

A very powerful place to visit that leaves you numb and angry and amazed that Rwanda is capable of moving so far forward since 1994.

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Thank John P
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This church is situated just over 30km's out of Kigali and if you have time is worth the visit as is Nyamata. Public transport available but the site is a couple of KM's from the main road so taxi motor bike or taxi car might be a better choice. We shared a private taxi. On arriving at the church a... More 

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Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This memorial is a 30 minute drive outside of Kigali and is still in the process of being restored and established as a key site to those who lost their lives in this church and surrounding areas. A guide will walk you around the site and describe in excruciating detail the events that unfolded on that fateful day. Especially difficult... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a rough and heartbreaking site. They have been making improvements to preserve the site which is good to see. Definitely worth the visit... Very important to remember what happened in 1994.

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Thank Melody C
Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Bring kleenex and a strong spirit because this is certainly not an easy place to spend time. Nearly everything has been left as is and the scars of the genocide are preserved.

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Thank Kate W
Brantford, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

It is out a bit but worth the trip. We took motorcycle taxis to get there. Again, it is hard to put into words what one feels when visiting a place where so many people were murdered...and that for one of the stupidest of reasons. :-(

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Thank Mark_S_1957
Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Ntarama church is genocide memorial located about 30km outside of Kigali – you can either reach it via the bus to Nyamata and take a mototaxi from there or you organize a taxi ride from Kigali itself. We did the latter and ended up paying 50,000 RWF (which might be a little bit too much – you could possibly be... More 

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Thank Johanna P
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

This site is smaller than the site in Nyamata but well worth heading off the beaten trail. If you are traveling by bus you can easily get a moto or velo to the church from the main road (We took a velo for 100 RWF). Be prepared to stomach some graphic details of the massacre and have a visual glimpse... More 

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