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Harrowing is the right word. Although I thought I knew something about the genocide, this visit made me realize that I had had no comprehension of the depth of the tragedy. Who can understand the motivation of the perpetrators of this evil? And yet, I...More
Before the visit, I had watched a short film about the memorial and had seen photos of the bodies but nothing prepared me for the shock and the profound and overwhelming sadness I experienced during the visit!!! It is definitely the toughest one to visit...More
Harrowing and haunting. This memorial is striking for a number of reasons. The informative, passionate staff guide you through the stands inside and then walk you through the out buildings. Expect to be rightly shocked. Visit for an act of remembrance and to understand more...More
I suppose a visit to one of the genocide memorial sites is a must to understand the country’s history.
Really cannot say it was enjoyable but history is often not.
There were signs that they were trying to spruce the entrance up, but the access...More
This is only one of two genocide memorials in Rwanda that has a museum style explanation of the events that led up to the genocide. The other one is in Kigali where the explanations are quite similar.
There are two special aspects about this memorial....More
If you miss the memorial in Kilgali, well worth a visit...be prepared to see some distressing images...the guide must be available if you want to walk around the grounds to view the bones of many of the victims...but is it something you really need to...More
A depressing but must visit place to understand the history of the people of Rwanda.
You ll need a couple of hours to see all there is but be sure to take a bunch of tissues to wipe away your tears.
Most women in there...More
if you only want to visit one site then I'd recommend this site.
to get there - on budget- take bus from kegali to huye, visit the museum (and maybe spend the night?) then take bus from same station you arrived at heading toward Nyamagabe,...More
We had already visited the Genocide Museum in Kigali and the nearby churches of Nyamat and Ntarama so we had learned much history before we visited Murambi. But, this memorial was different in its history and in explaining the blatant actions and inactions of the...More
Murambi is the location of a large massacre that took place during the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis. The location's beauty is difficult to reconcile with its devastating past. In 1994, many Tutsis were tricked by local authorities to gather at this location under the...More