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Address: KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
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+250 788 303 098
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A permanent memorial for the more than one million victims of the 1994...

A permanent memorial for the more than one million victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The memorial is a place of remembrance and learning where more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide have been laid to rest. Many people who lost loved ones in the Genocide visit to remember and grieve. There is no entrance fee and donations are gratefully accepted.

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What an amazing insight into one of the most horrific atrocities in human history

The memorial is informative, and provides and in depth understanding of the time that lead up to the genocide, the events during the genocide and the significant progress made... read more

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Beijing, China
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The memorial is informative, and provides and in depth understanding of the time that lead up to the genocide, the events during the genocide and the significant progress made since these terrible atrocities. I was truly touched both emotionally and physically! This is a must visit for anyone visiting Rwanda

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm on a somewhat history reflective tour especially on events of considerable significance on human living and thoughts over the last decade. Needless to say that no visit to Rwanda is complete without visiting the memorial sites. A must visit, eye opener and conscience builder.

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Thank Adeyemi O
Abuja, Nigeria
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A journey to Kigali without a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial can be said to be a great loss. Reading the stories and watching the pictures of the genocide, and placing such alongside the peaceful co-existence of the Rwandans will indeed cut out the Rwandans as the world's role model for peace, tolerance, forgiveness, and how a people could... More 

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Thank keniregbu
Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful memorial with a moving and educational museum on background of the genocide. Must see in Kigali, especially if you will be visiting other genocide memorials around the country.

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Thank Atlas14
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

KGM is a riveting and detailed articulation of the history and internal strife leading to the 1994 genocide. It also takes you through a graphic portrayal of what transpired during and after the genocide to try and heal the wounds of the country's darkest episodes, which for all intends and purposes is work in progress.

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Thank Agrippa M
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is well laid and the museum is well planned. you get the history of Rwanda before and during the genocide. All the details are there and you can see how people are easily misled by politicians to harm their neighbours.

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Thank shawe58
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reason what made go to Rwanda is the history . I live in a war zone , I wanted to see how is life after war and Rawanda is the place to visit. Hope for Rwanda people to be in peace always

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Thank Nisma899
Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Memorial is located ten minutes’ drive from the city centre. It takes about 1-2 hours to see everything. Visitors have the option between rent an audio guide or to book a guided tour with one of the staff/survivors.There are no entry fees but you can contribute with 10 USD$ when you rent the audio guide for your tour, which... More 

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Thank LittleFootAdventures
Kigali
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is essentially must have experience for all visitors (and local) to Rwanda. One could understand the context why Rwanda is detetmined to be completely different country.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went expecting to spend one hour, two hours went by, it is a very well planned memorial, heartrending and very graphic. But is so deserving of the time spent there. All visitors to Rwanda should make sure they put it on their itinerary.

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