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National Museum of Rwanda

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National Museum of Rwanda

111 Reviews
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Nyungwe is surely one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests. It’s believed to be one of Africa’s oldest forests and home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black &amp; White Colobus), it’s also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal.<br><br>This majestic rainforest is filled with nature and wildlife experiences for you to emerge yourself in. Hiking or even biking the beautiful terrain, tracking the famous chimpanzees, experiencing the canopy walk, witnessing beautiful birds, relaxing by waterfalls are just a glimpse of activities that Nyungwe offers.<br><br>The King's palace Museum<br><br>National Ethnographic Museum<br><br>Murambi Genocide Memorial<br><br>Nyungwe Canope Walk<br><br>Chimpanzee trekking<br><br>Gisakura Tea Plantation
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Martin G wrote a review Jul 2020
Kigali, Rwanda10 contributions1 helpful vote
3 parts to the tour - the King's palace and smaller milk and beer huts are the most interesting. The royal cows are beautiful and worth a look. The modern palace / museum is a little odd but has some good and well-presented history and maps and photos. Much furniture was looted
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Emily P wrote a review Feb 2020
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The highlight of the visit were the LOVELY cows- truly, a uniquely Rwandan experience. The museum is very nice as well and our guide was very knowledgable.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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ksarman wrote a review Nov 2019
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6,338 contributions311 helpful votes
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the former King s Palace is really interesting , you can really feel and see how was the life of the Aristocratic peoples was. the guid was so professional and friendly. the new Palace is empty but explanations were clear. after i went to the Museum , i was a bit disappointed,
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Date of experience: November 2019
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ceg51 wrote a review Sep 2019
Naples, Florida603 contributions205 helpful votes
We enjoyed our tour and the guide spoke excellent English and gave a wonderful history of the sight and culture. We were glad we went.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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laurel_s1717 wrote a review Apr 2019
Kigali, Rwanda109 contributions9 helpful votes
This museum entrance includes a tour of the new Palace, replicas of the old King's Palace, and the sacred King's cows. Our tour guide was very professional and informative, and eager to share information. The new Palace doesn't have much to see since so much was looted, but the
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Date of experience: February 2019
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