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another example of horror

This is not an easy memorial to go into and if you are faint of heart or deeply effected by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jackson, Wyoming
another must see- along with Nyamata

possible to walk from Nyamata town- but catching a moto is easy. Definitely recommend it. Just as... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Todd W
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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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Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not an easy memorial to go into and if you are faint of heart or deeply effected by violence i would not recommend going to this memorial. but to see the realities of the horrors of what happened to the average person during...More

Thank katsey2017
Reviewed 30 October 2017

possible to walk from Nyamata town- but catching a moto is easy. Definitely recommend it. Just as with Nyamata the guide is really informative and doesn't pressure you into donations. But be prepared to not take any picture inside the churches. - and I can...More

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Another church where innocents weren't spared. The refuge seekers thought they would be spared inside the church...after all they shared this space with the killers for so many years....but alas it wasnt to be. It is a very sombre place ..... go if you are...More

1  Thank ramchabi
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The church in Ntarama is one of many sites in Rwanda where the 1994 genocide of Tutsi and moderate Hutu took place. Over the span of about two months, one million people were brutally massacred. Local people who, in most cases, lost family members during...More

1  Thank pvh52
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I've been twice at Ntarama Church close to the capital. Rwanda has been several memorial site when inside you can touch and feel the soul system effect after genocide...Sad memories that reappear on the surface

Thank Erk Z
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Not sure what can be said but it is heartbreaking to see what people can do to each other. This is one of close to 200 Memorials in Rwanda.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I wanted to visit a genocide memorial during my visit to Rwanda because it is a part of the countries recent history. I was alone with a guide who showed me the church and surrounding buildings where 5000 were brutally killed. It's hard to take...More

1  Thank belgiantravelmad
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Although under renovation this was worth the visit after the kigali genocide memorial. Our guide Innocent was so enthusiastic & had so much information to share. Walking into the room with all the clothing was just eerie.

1  Thank AliGay
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Our driver took us to the Ntarama Church and surrounding buildings. It is so hard to believe the atrocities that took place here and throughout the rest of the country. Just a warning, the rest of this review gets graphic... Probably one of the most...More

Thank ut_jd
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The memorial in Kigali is good but being the site of an actual slaughter of thousands and seeing the mass Graves makes it more real

Thank CMV2013
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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.