One Day Trip to Millennium Village and Genocide Sites

Short Overview

For those wanting a window into the 1994 Genocide and the repercussions of the tragic event, a visit to the Millennium Village offers a window into both Rwanda’s past and present.

Your tour not only includes a visit to the haunting Nyamata and Ntaima massacre sites, but also a heart-warming and informative visit to the Reconciliation Village where perpetrators and victims are living side by side as part of the healing process.

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Details of One Day Trip to Millennium Village and Genocide Sites

Your day-long tour will start from your Kigali accommodations or the airport shortly after breakfast.

You'll start your day with visits to the haunting Nyamata and Ntarama ima genocide memorials - sites of untold horror during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that now stand as a testament to this dark period in the nation's past.

A visit to the tiny church at Ntarama is a truly haunting experience. More than 5,000 Tutsi sought shelter here and were savagely raped and murdered by the Hutu. Shredded and blood-stained clothing, bleached bones, and rotting toys stand as a testament to the savagery that took place here.

Nearby Nyamata is home to a larger church. Like Ntarama, Nyamata acted as both refuge and final resting place for some 45,000 people - many of whom were killed in and around the church and are now buried in a massive crypt behind it.

With a doubtlessly heavy heart, you’ll then proceed to the Reconciliation Village, where the perpetrators and victims of the 1994 Genocide live side by side as a part of the healing process. You’ll not only speak with these brave individuals but also learn about how they manage to co-exist despite their tortured pasts.

You'll return to Kigali in the evening.

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SKU
  • CULT-RW-05
Tour style
  • Cultural tour
Destination
  • Rwanda

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  • Take a guided tour of the haunting Ntarama Genocide Memorial, where 5,000 people were brutally murdered.

  • Visit the Nyamata Church and mass grave, where 45,000 people were killed.

  • Learn about the ongoing healing process at the Reconciliation Village.

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