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“An Up Close and Personal Look at the Genocide”
Review of Ntarama Church

Ranked #4 of 62 things to do in Kigali
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Owner description: This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide memorial. It remains a solemn tribute to those who were slain, the bones and belongings of the dead still lying among the aisles and the altar.
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is not for the feint of heart but it is worth the visit. What happened at this church to the families and children of the region needs to be remembered to protect us against committing similar things in the future.

Thank Brendan K
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The church is quite a way out of town and not that easy for a stranger without a guide to find. However, it is well worth the visit. My wife and I felt that this was emotionally the most significant place in Rwanda that we visited. Whilst one does not want to dwell 'on the past' and we encourage all to 'move on', the historical relevance of this site is important to retain in honour of those that lost their lives during April 1994.

Thank DurbanPearl
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Going there after visiting the genocide memorial is eye-opening. the way there is also nice and gives a glimpse of rural Rwanda (only 40 min away from Kigali). However, note that some of the pictures do not reflect how the church currently looks like as they have removed all the clothes that were pending from the ceiling and dumped them in a nearby room. Also the lady guide was not very thrilled/enthusiastic to do her job, you are kind of forced to get a guide but she was nowhere to be found and then came in reluctantly. I would have preferred to tour the premises on my own.

Thank dal0ula
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is one of many churches in Rwanda where the slaughter of tens of thousands of Rwandans (mostly Tutsi) was committed in 1994. About 5,000 innocent people were slaughtered at Ntarama Church. The tour of the church is an intellectually and emotionally gripping example of man's inhumanity toward their fellow humans. No photos are allowed of interiors where skulls and coffins reside and a large blood stained wall in the kitchen where babies were flung against and killed. A lesson for all in how friends can murder friends.

Thank uilamaboy
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Ntarama after visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial so the visit was meaningful with more insights. Worth the drive!

Thank Noam S
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