Full Day Kigali City Tour / Dark Tourism

Overview

This full day Kigali city tour experience gives you a chance to discover one of the cleanest and safest in Africa. Surely if you are in any place from Kigali and you are having a free day, please book package and learn more about the culture, history and lifestyle of the people of Rwanda through this full Kigali city tour experience.

Short Description About Kigali City:
The reason why we will have to enjoy the Kigali city tour experience is because the city of Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and it is located at Rwanda’s geographical heart. Actually the city of Kigali has rapidly grown in a modern city and in the last decade and it has not only become Rwanda’s most important business center but also the main port of entry.

The city of Kigali which started in 1907 is one of the safest and friendliest of African capitals. It is a blessing to have a moderate high altitude climate that belies its tropical location and is conveniently located within three hours’ drive of the main tourist sites.

Because The Rwandan capital provides both a comfortable and welcoming introduction to this land of a thousand hills and an ideal springboard from which to explore this magical country.

The city of Kigali has three districts namely Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge. It has up to approximately 1.2 millon inhabitants. Kigali is 70% rural with a population which is relatively young- the youth make up about 60%. and women make slightly more the 50%.

The habitat scroll of honor is the most prestigious award given by the United Nations. In recognition of work carried out in the field of human settlements and development.

The aim of the award is to honor individuals and institutions that have been instrumental in improving the living conditions but in urban centers around the world.

Highlights

Itineraries

Visit Belgian memorial

For kigali city tour experience we will visit The 10 stone columns you find here mark the spot where 10 Belgian UN peacekeepers were murdered on the first day of the genocide. Originally deployed to protect the home of moderate Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana.

The soldiers were captured, disarmed and brought here by the Presidential Guard before being killed. Each stone column represents one of the soldiers and the horizontal cuts in it represent the soldier’s age.

The bullet-sprayed building in which the soldiers died now houses a small exhibition on the genocide.

Visit Kigali Genocide memorial and Archive center

during Kigali city tour experience we will visit the biggest memorial center in the country, serves as an education center but also a burial place for approximately two hundred fifty nine Victims of the genocide, it teaches how the genocide was planned, executed and its consequences.

Afterward we will also visit the Archive center at memorial which serves as a research center; you find more information as well as many tools that were used in the genocide.

Visit the dancing pot

During kigali city tour experience – dark tourism , to visit This place is not about the genocide but instead a pottery.

This will help relaxing a bit as the whole after noon will be talking about the genocide clients experiences here how the pottery is done and how it is developing the Batwa (Indigents) lives. After we will have a lunch

Ntarama Genocide memorial visit

So as to maximize this kigali city tour experience we will also visit Ntarama which is one of six biggest genocide memorial sites in Rwanda. 5,000 people were killed here in a Catholic church.

Nyamata church visit

Nyamata church has been maintained well since 1994, complete with visible bullet holes and piles and piles of clothing taken from the bodies of those who perished while seeking refuge inside the sanctuary. We will learn more about this site which is located in few kilometers from Kigali.

Visit of the Testimonies

We wont end this Full Day Kigali City Tour experience – Dark Tourism without Visiting a unique center for reconciliation, you hear about testimonies of genocide survivors living with Forgiven Genocide criminals.

Students experiencing how to sew peace baskets

As client have spent time learning about the Genocide; we take this time as a fun time to learn how to make peace basket as part of relaxation.

But it’s a project of reconciliation, in African culture when people sit down doing a same work, it is considered as a sign of understanding each other, forgiving each other etc..

  • Ground transport
  • Service of an English-speaking driver-guide
  • Kigali city tour
  • Kigali Genocide memorial
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
  • Airfares & Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks/Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips to local guides
  • Personal insurance and shopping
  • Laundry