Kigali Genocide Museum Rwanda

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Kigali Genocide Museum Rwanda

The Kigali Genocide Memorial commemorates the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, the most brutal and inhuman killing spree in human history, organized by unworthy political leaders of that time. Over the course of approximately 100 days, more than Eight hundred thousand people – sons and daughters of Rwanda were killed. Sparked by the murder of president Habyarimana when his plane was shot down, the country descended into madness, with civilians being encouraged by the media to rape, maim and kill their neighbors, friends, and family members. The international community was capable of intervening but unwilling to act. Today, the people of Rwanda embrace peace and reconciliation and are deeply committed to eradicating ethnic, regional, and any other forms of division. The testimonials at Kigali’s Genocide Memorial are deeply moving accounts standing in memory of the brutality and lost lives. More than 250,000 victims of the Genocide are interred here.

How to get to the Kigali Genocide Museum Rwanda

Kigali Genocide Museum is located 5-10 minutes away from the city Centre and it’s walkable from Kigali Serena hotel and the Haven boutique hotel traveler can opt for the motor experience that’s the motorbike ride from your hotel to the Museum.

When to Visit the Kigali genocide Museum Rwanda

  • Open daily from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • The last entrance is at 4pm.
  • Opens from 1pm to 5pm on Umuganda Saturdays (the last Saturday of every month).
  • Audio guides are available for hire at extra cost and we highly recommend hiring them.

Where to stay while visiting the Kigali genocide Museum Rwanda

Kigali Serena hotel

Among our 148 sophisticated rooms and suites, guests can choose Standard and Deluxe Rooms with comfortable beds, Executive Suites with separate bedrooms and expansive living rooms, and the sumptuous Presidential Suite, whose 300 square meters of living space encompass a master bedroom with king bed, a bathroom with a Jacuzzi and impressive spaces for meeting or entertaining.

Each room’s design and detailing reflect the hotel’s Pan-African heritage with sophisticated furnishings perfectly complemented by plush fabrics in bright color palettes. All accommodation at Kigali Serena has been designed to meet the needs of corporate and leisure travelers with complimentary high-speed Internet, minibars, and 24-hour room service.

Haven Boutique hotel

In 2008, Alissa & Josh Ruxin built Heaven – Kigali’s first international restaurant and hospitality training facility. Since then they have trained over 1000 Rwandans and expanded to two hotels and restaurants and a tour company.  At the heart of our approach is an authentic and tailored Rwandan experience delivered by an inspired team.  Everything we offer was custom-built by local craftspeople and showcases Rwandan arts, photography, experiences, and agriculture.


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