One Day Trip to Millennium Village and Genocide Sites

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.

Details

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.

Addons

Attractions


  • 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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