Reviews: City & Genocide Memorial Tour
Below are independent comments from 17 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
"City & Genocide Memorial Tour review"
Did not like the gardens. They were not properly maintained, and we thought the concepts a bit silly.
Although our flights determined when we visited, I would very much recommend seeing this at the start of a Rwanda trip." Read more about this whole safari
"Harrowing but essential"
The whole experience was very moving.
As well as the displays about the genocide against the Tutsis and its origins and consequences there is an exhibition about genocides in other countries and their origins." Read more about this whole safari
"Awesome memorial outside museum"
I was a little disappointed by the actual museum, and I feel like I learned more with the help of my guides throughout the trip and with local people." Read more about this whole safari
"Not to be mssed"
We wanted to go at the start of our trip to be better informed for the rest of the trip but as the guide compensated this hiccup in the schedule by taking us to the Murambi Technical School site as well as the on Day 1 and then the Bisesero site later on things worked out perfectly.
The Memorial is very moving and the material is thoughtfully presented in my opinion although it would be presumptuous to make a judgment about such a catastrophic event about which my knowledge is limited." Read more about this whole safari
"Moving Memorial - Great City.."
Being able to be independent, walk around without security and enjoy the wide streets, clean City and great coffee and refreshment stops was a pleasure.
Lagos in theory also has a similar concept to the Rwandan "Umuganda" but far less successful.
Our driver/guide Sura from Primate Safari's had driven us around parts of Kigali en route to and from other destinations explaining the history and development plans and rationale for future projects and taking us to specific places that we had asked him to, but the additional two days we spent alone after extending our trip we very much enjoyed.
Since we live in Africa our need to visit markets and things like handicraft projects were not as high on our list of priorities had they been if we had never been to Africa although we did make a few purchases as handicrafts are quite Country specific.
We simply enjoyed being in Kigali and experiencing the City and finding places to sit and watch the World go by...
Our visit to the Genocide Memorial was moving and emotional as one would expect. We thought that it was sympathetically laid out with informative boards and displays.
We particularly noticed and were impressed that the information boards were first and foremost in the local language. We felt this to be a poignant acknowledgement to the Country as a whole, and can only wish them continued healing, progress and opportunity after such a sad part of their history.
We loved the City!" Read more about this whole safari