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Another moving genocide site.

Not far from Nyamata but several kilometres off the main road, is the Church of Ntarama. Here as... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
AndrewA64
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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An Up Close and Personal Look at the Genocide

This is not for the feint of heart but it is worth the visit. What happened at this church to the... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Brendan K
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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.
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Not far from Nyamata but several kilometres off the main road, is the Church of Ntarama. Here as well a major massacre took place. Inside the Church are some of the bones and coffins of the victims, though most have now been respectfully buried at...More

Thank AndrewA64
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
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...More

Thank DurbanPearl
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank dal0ula
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank uilamaboy
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
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This church, of all the genocide memorials in town, was the most profound. It begs the question, "how does mankind do this to one another?" Terrible violence inflicted on innocent people seeking refuge in a church....

Thank CanyonTraveler2014
Reviewed 29 October 2016

When you plan to come, open your mind and prepare your heart to understand. It will show you the real thing that happen during the Genoside. The tour guide is amazing and shes one of the survivors, I felt really sad and teary eyed when...More

Thank honmaymor
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Be prepared and carry a tissue or two. This memorial site is about 2.5km from the main road sign that directs you to the site. I would suggest that you take a moto-taxi or a bicycle. it cost us 200RWF from this site to the...More

Thank Metsi L
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

After visiting nyamata church (approx 15minutes away) I went to visit this site. I felt this was slightly more censored then the other, it is also being preserved in more of a museum feel with sign boards and proper roofing etc over the site. In...More

Thank Alisa B
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CosafaSG
who do I book through to visit this site?
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Response from Marilyn A | Reviewed this property |
Unless drive yourself hopefully your drive can help when I was there in august there was a guide there. It is so sad. You must go.
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