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Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit

Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit

Overview: Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit

Your private guide, who will be with you for the duration of your time in Rwanda, will drive you around Kigali, through the new developments and to the outer city limits. You'll see the more poverty-stricken areas, along with the measures the government is putting in place to reduce these, though you'll see also the massive amount of development the city has undergone.

President Paul Kagame is a staunch advocate of making Rwanda a country to be proud of, and many initiatives are in place to do so. Environmentally, not only are plastic bags banned, but Umuganda (the country's monthly cleaning project) has resulted in one of the cleanest cities you'll have seen, and not just in Africa - Kigali puts London and New York to shame.

When you’re visiting Rwanda, it’s inevitable to be confronted with the effects of the 1994 genocide, which had such a profound impact on the country’s history. On this tour you will have an opportunity to stop at the Genocide Memorial and museum, which will give you a fascinating, though sobering, insight into Rwanda’s shocking modern history. It is humbling yet remarkable to learn just how far Rwanda has come in such a short period of time and it certainly adds a deeper understanding about the Rwandan people.

After visiting the museum you will finish off the tour with a buffet lunch at the Kigali Serena Hotel.

The timings will vary for this excursion, depending on your arrival and departure timings, and also how long you decide to spend in the museum. As a rough guide, you can expect the tour to take between two and four hours.

Please note: Expert Africa only books excursions as a part of a full, Expert Africa itinerary.
Start location
Any of Expert Africa's hotels in Kigali
End location
Back at your hotel
Meals included
Buffet lunch
Half day
Maximum group size
Private tour - accommodates the number of people travelling

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Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit reviews

37 independent first-hand comments from our travellers.

21 reviews since August 2007
Mr & Mrs D.fromNew York

21 Oct 2021

"Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit review"

"eye-opening & educational experience.. a sobering one that should not be missed. …" Read Mr & Mrs D.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr W.fromBrussels

7 Aug 2021

"Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit review"

"A necessary confrontation with a shocking past, but in a deeply dignified way. …" Read Mr W.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

DeGoler ClanfromCA, USA

22 Jun 2021

"Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit review"

"This museum is a not to be missed experience. …" Read DeGoler Clan’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs L.fromLondon

4 Nov 2019

"Great to learn about the city and its history"

"Going to the Genocide Memorial is a must for anyone visiting Kigali …" Read Mr & Mrs L.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Overall rating: Good

Mr J & Mrs SfromStreatha

19 Aug 2019

"City tourCity & Genocide Memorial Tour review"

"Drives home what an amazing recovery has taken place in Rwanda …" Read Mr J & Mrs S’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Good

Ms. KfromLaramie

6 Aug 2019

"Great Trip"

"Heart-wrenching [but] I think it is absolutely important to experience this …" Read Ms. K’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr KfromNew York

30 Jun 2019

"City & Genocide Memorial Tour review"

"Very thought provoking. …" Read Mr K’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Ms & Mr PfromUSA

17 May 2019

"City & Genocide Memorial Tour review"

"a poignant reminder of a tragic event …" Read Ms & Mr P’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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