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1 Day Rwanda Kigali Tour Ntarama Nyamata Genocide Memorials visits two of the 8 Genocide Memorial sites in Rwanda. The tour offers you an insight into the Rwandan genocide history of 1994 which took place between the months of April and June, wherein 100 days about 800,000 people were slaughtered in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists.
They were targeting members of the minority Tutsi community, as well as their political opponents, irrespective of their ethnic origin. On this educational tour, you will learn how the genocide started, how it was carried out, how it ended, has anyone faced justice, and what is Rwanda like today.
The highlights of the tour include:
* Included hotel pickup and drop-off
* Keep focused and energized with lunch included
* Gain insight into the atrocity and its legacy from your local guide
* Visit 2 of Rwanda’s poignant genocide memorials in 1 day. These churches are two of the most powerful and shocking memorials, having on display the bones, skulls, and bloodied clothes of those savagely murdered
1 Day Rwanda Kigali Tour Ntarama Nyamata Genocide Memorials Detailed Itinerary
0830 Hours: After breakfast, depart for your one-day Rwanda Kigali safari to visit the Ntarama church. Ntarama Church is located about 25 km south of Kigali (in Kigali District) and takes about an hour’s drive. On arrival, a local guide welcomes you and then gives you a guided tour. A guided tour around the compound takes half an hour at most.
The Ntarama church was converted into a genocide memorial on the 14th of April 1995 and was dedicated to over 5000 people who lost their lives in this place. Ntarama which is one of the six national Genocide memorial sites contains human clothing, remains and artifacts that belong to those who were killed at the church, these items have remained on display at all times.
During the Genocide, the Tutsis persecuted much of the population who sought sanctuary in the catholic churches believing that they would be protected and safe there. It’s also thought that church leaders informed the Hutus of the secret mass of Tutsis who were in the churches, and the Hutus stormed the churches and killed all the people.
A further 5 km south of Ntarama is a larger church memorial site at Nyamata, the Nyamata Parish Catholic Church. Here grenades, rockets, and automatic weapons were all used to massacre the people imprisoned inside the church. It is believed that 10,000 were killed inside the church with another 35,000 killed around the church compound between April 10th and April 12th of 1994. Inside this church today are all the bloodied clothing of the victims.
The walls of the church show where the grenades blew holes in the walls, and where the doors were blown open. Beside the church is a large underground crypt. It is totally filled with thousands of skulls, femurs, and other bones belonging to the 45,000 people that were so savagely murdered.
There are crude wooden coffins filled with bones of whole families (as best they could tell), all draped in purple covers. Return back to Kigali, enjoy a sumptuous lunch and later shop for a bunch of different types of Rwandan souvenirs and mementos.
1 Day Rwanda Kigali Tour Ntarama Nyamata Genocide Memorials
1 Day Rwanda Kigali Tour Ntarama Nyamata Genocide Memorials Prices Include:
Lunch + Local guide + Local taxes + Bottled Water + Entry/ Admission – Ntarama Church + Entry/ Admission – Kigali Genocide Memorial & Private transportation (Hotel pickup and drop-off)
|Price Per Adult
|Children Aged 3 to 13 Years
|1st January 2023
|31st December 2023
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* Ntarama Nyamata Genocide Memorials sites are an ideal place to visit to learn about the history of genocide in Rwanda
1 Day Rwanda Kigali Tour Ntarama Nyamata Genocide Memorials Prices Exclude:
* Food and drinks, unless specified