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Nyamata Church

Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 098
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Sobering trip, worthwhile if you're looking for the true, uncensored history.

While the Genocide Memorial in Kigali was an incredibly moving experience, this was by far the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brandon C
Melbourne, Australia
Nyamata Church

Its a long distance of almost 33 Kms from Nyanza bus/taxi terminus in Kigali to Nymata taxi... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 098
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the Genocide Memorial in Kigali was an incredibly moving experience, this was by far the most hard-hitting of the sites I got to visit. It's preserved as it was left, what it looks like is probably what it is. You're with a guide the...More

Thank Brandon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a long distance of almost 33 Kms from Nyanza bus/taxi terminus in Kigali to Nymata taxi stand and after a long journey on excellent paved highway roads finally reached Nymata taxi stand..From Nymata Taxi stand walked all the way to Nymata Church Genocide Memorial..I...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From 1995 on wards visiting the place and one of the most visited places with the visitors.In the first few years the dresses of the victims were lying scattered in the church . The custodian (the watchman) there was the one who lost his family...More

Thank ap27Nov
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Tragic events of a human history can be seen in this Church. It is heartbreaking to see and imagine what happened there. Nevetheless, it is important to never forget.... never repeat ...

Thank Pauli_Roth
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place, good memorial site. Besides the main memorial site in Kigali, this site still has markings on the walls and clothes inside the church It is a good visit if you want to learn about Rwanda genocide and its history

Thank Tabiii
Reviewed 4 January 2018

A very informative and real experience at the Nyamata Church. The guide was very informative and lovely. The Kigali memorial is good, however this Church allows you to see what the people of Rwanda experienced. The blood stained clothes and alter, the skulls and burials...More

Thank Eli F
Reviewed 24 December 2017

everything from the damaged roof, to the piles of clothes of victims and the burials are just about the most moving sites ever visited

Thank JackGMiami
Reviewed 13 December 2017

not for the faint of heart and can be traumatizing for some. but a reality of the genocide. i don't recommend for everyone to go here but if you want the realities of the horror of the genocide it is here.

Thank katsey2017
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This church is a site where 10k people lost their lives and 45,000 people are buried in mass graves or in the church. The tour guide were knowledgeable and their information was helpful in understanding additional details of the genocide

Thank Amywco
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The genocide memorial is great- but to get a better context you have to come here. Very raw and real, but the guide is very informative- speaks English and French and is donation based with hassling.

Thank Todd W
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5 May 2017|
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Response from Lizalu61 | Reviewed this property |
We hired a taxi. Inexpensive and more direct.