Friday, September 10, 2021

Things To See in Rwanda

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  • National Museum of Butare,  0252 553131. 09:00-17:00. In Huye – National Museum of Rwanda RWF3,000 for foreigners; RWF2,000 for foreign residents. Extra charge for photography.
  • The Genocide Memorial in Kigali – excellent insight into one of history’s biggest tragedies Walking around is free, however audio tours cost USD10. Small groups may employ tour guides.(http://www.safariyako.com/places-to-go/kigali-memorial-center)
  • The Nyamata Genocide Memorial is an important addition to Kigali’s Gisozi Memorial Centre. The monument is at a church in the hamlet of Nyamata, 40 minutes south of Kigali on a freshly resurfaced road. Over 10,000 people were murdered during the 1994 genocide. Visitors take a brief tour and witness the survivors’ clothes heaped on benches, the ceiling pockmarked with bullet holes, and the open crypts behind the church that contain the remains of nearly 40,000 individuals from the region. A moving look at one of the locations where the genocide was carried out. NOTE: If you want to photograph the site, you must first get a permission in Kigali before traveling to Nyamata. It is open seven days a week and admission is free. Donations are welcomed since the government provides minimal assistance.
  • Lake Kivu in Western Rwanda – a huge lake bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it’s a great location to unwind for a week or two.
  • Parc National des Volcans, is the home of mountain gorillas and the location for author Dian Fossey’s study Gorillas in the Mist. If you can afford it, it’s a fantastic experience that can even be done as a day trip from Kigali. For further information, contact the Rwandan Office of Tourism and National Parks (ORTPN), Boulevard de la Révolution n° 1, Kigali, +(250) 576514 or 573396, [email protected] Each individual pays USD750 (1 Jun 2012). Aside from that, you’ll need to use an approved cab, which would cost you an additional USD50. Rates are continuously increasing, and you should really evaluate whether you want them to continue charging these exorbitant prices as long as there are people willing to pay them.