City & Genocide Memorial Tour

Reviews of City & Genocide Memorial Tour

Excellent(94%) From 17 travellers
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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.
Mr P. from Chilterns
Date: 22-Sep-2018 Based at: Hotel des Mille Collines
Overall:
Average
Average

City & Genocide Memorial Tour review

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.

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Dr H from Lancs
Date: 24-Aug-2018 Based at: Kigali Serena Hotel
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Harrowing but essential

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.

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C Plowdog from Sydney
Date: 23-Aug-2018 Based at: Hotel des Mille Collines
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

City and Memorial Tour

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.

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BJ from Minnesota
Date: 18-Aug-2018 Based at: Hotel des Mille Collines
Overall:
Good
Good

Awesome memorial outside museum

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.

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Mrs from Weybridge
Date: 13-Aug-2018 Based at: Hotel des Mille Collines
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Moving visit

The memorial is really something everyone should see.

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H family from Seven Oaks
Date: 20-Jul-2018 Based at: Hotel des Mille Collines
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Not to be mssed

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.

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Ms A & Mr M from Lagos
Date: 20-Jun-2018 Based at: Hotel des Mille Collines
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Moving Memorial - Great City..

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!

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