In 1994, individuals from the Hutu ethnic greater part in Rwanda killed upwards of 800,000 individuals, with the lion’s share of them originating from the Tutsi minority. Since the genocide, the nation has made solid steps to change itself into one of Africa’s most dynamic nations because of its grip of innovation and its qualification as the main nation on the planet with more female MPs than male ones. Rwanda is likewise a nation with the absolute most energizing characteristic miracles and vacation destination locales on the planet.
Here’s list of five historic places you should visit in Rwanda.
Located in Karongi District, about a 2 hour drive from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, Ndaba Rock is one of the country’s most-frequented tourist sites. A lot of mythical stories surround this rock. It is said that the rock used to have springs of honey, which attracted people from the surrounding forest. There is also the story of a greedy hunter called “Ndaba” who perished at the bottom of the rock, after consuming too much honey and being unable to pull himself out of the rock. The Ndaba Rock also features a wonderful waterfall.
Dian Fossey’s Tomb
Located in the mountains of Virunga, American zoologist Dian Fossey was killed by poachers who were reportedly opposed to her call to end the illegal hunting of gorillas for commercial purposes. Her tomb is a popular tourist site and a perfect entry point for tourists looking to enjoy real gorilla viewing safari in Rwanda. The site was established in 1985 at the place where Fossey was found brutally murdered.
Named after Dr. Richard Kandt, a German doctor and explorer who visited Rwanda in 1897 on an exploration mission, the Kandt House is a cultural museum located 10 kilometers from Kigali International Airport. This museum holds a wide range of ancient relics, some that are hundreds of years old. This is where locals and foreigners, alike, go to learn about Rwanda’s rich history, traditions, and values.
Nyamata Genocide Museum
The Nyamata Genocide Memorial Center is located about 30 kilometers south of Kigali around the former Nyamata church, where at least 10,000 people were murdered during the 1994 genocide. It is also a burial site of 50,000 people who killed at that time. Holes drilled through the wall by perpetrators and bullet holes on the roof are still visible.
Bisesero Genocide Memorial Center
Bisesero Genocide Memorial Center is located near Karongi-Kibuye village in Western Rwanda. It was set up to commemorate the 50,000 people who died at the site during the genocide. The site is on a hill at the small settlement of Bisesero, which is about 60 kilometers by road from Kibuye. Bisesero Genocide Memorial Center is one of the six memorial sites established around the country to commemorate victims of the deadly Rwandan genocide.