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Rwanda: Historical, Political & Cultural Tour (3 days)

Our tours are an incredible way to get under the skin of Rwanda – with access to people and places as well as great analysis and experts. We cover the history of Rwanda from the pre-colonial era until today.

With less emphasis on ordinary tourism the tours are like being in a documentary film. You’ll go off the beaten track, meet incredible people and members of local communities.

You get to ask your own questions and make up your mind about some of the most intriguing topics about Rwanda. It’s unique, exciting and stimulating; an experience you will never forget.

A historical and political tour will open up travel in a way you’d never expect. This tour gives you an insightful glimpse into the complex issues of the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic divisions and the role played by the catholic church and different colonial powers in the events that led to the genocide. The tour also offers hearing first hand from people closely involved and well informed is eye opening.

per adult from

$964

AUD

Duration

3 days

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • Private transportation
    • Hotel Accommodation (Yambi Guesthouse)
    • Fuel surcharge
    • All entry permits for Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Kigali Genocide Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Kandt House Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Gisimba Memorial Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Campaign Against Genocide Museum
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Rwanda
    • Entry/Admission - Murambi Genocide Memorial Center
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks (Spirits, Wines, Coffee)
    • Dinner

  • Day 1: Visit all the historical museums in Kigali City

    Stop At: Kigali Genocide Memorial, KG 14 Ave, Kigali Rwanda
    We first visit the Kigali genocide memorial; the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. We then proceed to Kigali business district and stop by Hotel Rwanda, the Belgian UN peacekeepers memorial; the Natural History Museum (Kandt House) which offers insight into historical Rwanda, from pre-colonial time to independence.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Camp Kigali Memorial, Rue de l'Hospital, Kigali Rwanda
    This is the site where where 10 Belgian UN peacekeepers were murdered on the first day of the genocide. Originally deployed to protect the home of moderate Prime Agata Uwilingiyimana, the soldiers were captured, disarmed and brought here by the Presidential Guard before being killed.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kandt House Museum, 90 St Kn, Kigali Rwanda
    The museum has exhibits on Rwanda’s natural wonders and is housed in the 1907 residence of German explorer Richard Kandt, reputed to be the first building in Kigali.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Gisimba Memorial Centre, Avenue du Mont Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda
    Gisimba Memorial Centre is the oldest and best-known orphanage in Rwanda and currently serves as an after-school centre for disadvantaged children in Kigali. In the Rwandan genocide of 1994, the Damas and Jean-Francois Gisimba (the founder's sons) along with American aide worker Carl Wilkens (The only American who stayed in Rwanda during the genocide) help hide and save 400 children, and even more adults, within the orphanage from the Interahamwe, or Hutu militia.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Campaign Against Genocide Museum, KN 5 Rd Next to Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda Parliament building, Kigali Rwanda
    This Museum depicts in details how the Campaign Against Genocide plan was executed by RPA army led by current President Paul Kagame following withdrawal of UN troops leaving the targeted Tutsi under mercy of the Hutu genocidaires.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: We take a lunch break at Yambi House and get a taste of Rwandan cuisine.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Visit Murambi Memorial and Nyanza, the capital of the Kingdom of Rwanda.

    Stop At: National Museum of Rwanda, RN1/Road to Nyanza The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, Butare Rwanda
    We first visit Nyanza, the ancient royal city of the Kingdom of Rwanda which hosts the traditional King's palace and the Inyambo (Ankole) cows with the big horns. This is an opportunity to understand the formation of the Kingdom of Rwanda and its expansion from the 15th century until the colonial era under Germany and Belgium.

    We then proceed to the National Ethnographic museum which is probably the best in the region showcasing the ancient lifestyle covering agriculture, hunting, animal husbandry, weaving, pottery, woodwork and architecture.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, Butare Rwanda
    Murambi was the site of one of the most unforgettable horrors of the 1994 genocide. Refugees flocked to Murambi, the location of a half-built technical college, after being told that they would be safe there. It was merely a ploy though and on 21 April the army and Hutu Interahamwe militia moved in and 40,000 people were murdered here.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Visit Ntarama & Nyamata genocide memorials

    Stop At: Ntarama Church, Kigali Rwanda
    The Ntarama church was converted into a genocide memorial on the 14th April 1995 and was dedicated to over 5000 people who lost their lives in this place. Ntarama which is one of the six national Genocide memorial sites contains human clothing’s, remains and artefacts which belong to those who were killed at the church, these items have remained at display all times.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nyamata Church, Kigali Rwanda
    Nyamata Genocide Memorial SiteThis site is a church where around 2,500 people were killed and it has become emblematic of the barbaric treatment of women during the genocide. In the church at Nyamata, there will be graphic and audio-visual displays that will focus particularly on the mass rape, brutalisation of women and the use of HIV as a deliberate weapon of genocide.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch break
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Yambi Guesthouse, KK 722 Street, Gikondo - Rebero opposite Rujugiro House, Kigali, Rwanda
    2: Hôtel des Mille Collines, 2 KN 6 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
    3: Kigali Marriott Hotel, KN 3 Avenue, Kigali, Rwanda
    4: Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda
    Departure Time :
    8/31/2019 - 1/21/2022
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by YAMBI Tours & Adventures

Activity ID: V-162633P12

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