Camp Kigali commemorates the massacre of 10 Belgian UN Blue Berets on the first day of genocide in 1994. The camp hosts a small museum and a memorial which displays one stone pillar for each soldier with their age marked as a line.
The national history museum
It is also known as ‘Kandt House’, is dedicated to Richard Kandt a German Doctor and explorer who embarked on an exploration of Rwanda in 1897, searching for the source of the Nile. The Museum explains the inter-dependency between living beings and their environment. This museum showcases his work and many natural wonders of the country.
Nyamata and Ntarama Genocide Memorials
Are the scenes of some of the most brutal massacres in Rwanda, both are located about 30km south of Kigali, in the Bugesera region. These churches and their contents are a reminder of the violence that took place during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
The Gisozi/ Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, a joint partnership between the Kigali city council and the Aegis trust, was inaugurated in April 2004, for the 10th anniversary of the beginning of Rwanda’s Genocide. Three permanent exhibitions are on exhibit, the largest of which documents the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. There is a children’s memorial and exhibition on the history of genocide violence around the world. The Centre is built on a site where over 250, 000 people are buried.
Presidential palace museum
It is located 40km from Kanombe airport. The residence of former president of Rwanda, Habyarimana (1973-94), this museum is mainly known for the flight debris which is the remains of the presidential plane that went down on the 6th of April 1994.
Is the first public library in Rwanda and aims to become the sanctuary for knowledge and a forum for the free exchange of ideas’, it also houses the largest selection of books written on the Rwandan genocide.
Remera Heroes’ cemetery
Is another site connected to the genocide in Rwanda, three particularly noteworthy graves populating this cemetery on Kimironko road, past the Amahoro stadium. The grave of the co- founder and leader of the RPF, Fred Giza Rwigyema, who grave of Agathe Uwilingiyimana, prime minister at the time, assassinated on 7 April 1994, and, the tomb of the n unknown soldier standing as memorial to all victims of genocide.
Nyanza genocide memorial
Commemorates the killing of 10,000 Rwandans that took place at the killing of 10,000 Rwandans that took place at the Ecole Technique officielle. The museum documents the massacre and emphasizes the desertion of the international community. And you can enjoy this taking the Kigali Day City Tour!