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City & Genocide Memorial Tour

City & Genocide Memorial Tour

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.

Showing 11-17 of 17
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Mr P.
Chilterns

"City & Genocide Memorial Tour review"

Based at Hotel des Mille Collines on 22 Sep 2018
"Interesting.

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
Overall
Average
Dr H
Lancs

"Harrowing but essential"

Based at Kigali Serena Hotel on 24 Aug 2018
"I spent about 3 hours at the genocide Museum. The displays and voice overs are in English and French. I had an audio guide which was excellent.

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
Overall
Excellent
C Plowdog
Sydney

"City and Memorial Tour"

Based at Hotel des Mille Collines on 23 Aug 2018
"It was an eye opener.

We weren't sure we wanted to do it but overall the memorial was well executed and very informative.

We also enjoyed the craft market on this tour." Read more about this whole safari
Overall
Excellent
Mrs
Weybridge

"Moving visit"

Based at Hotel des Mille Collines on 13 Aug 2018
"The memorial is really something everyone should see." Read more about this whole safari
Overall
Excellent
BJ
Minnesota

"Awesome memorial outside museum"

Based at Hotel des Mille Collines on 18 Aug 2018
"The memorial and burial outside in the garden is beautiful.

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
Overall
Good
H family
Seven Oaks

"Not to be mssed"

Based at Hotel des Mille Collines on 20 Jul 2018
"The Genocide Memorial was unexpectedly closed on our fist morning in Kigali and our guide rescheduled the visit for the last day at our request. For anyone with the slightest interest this Memorial is an absolute must see during any trip to Rwanda.

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
Overall
Excellent
Ms A & Mr M
Lagos

"Moving Memorial - Great City.."

Based at Hotel des Mille Collines on 20 Jun 2018
"For myself and my husband who live in Lagos, Nigeria spending a few days in Kigali was wonderful.

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
Overall
Excellent
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