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Visited Ntarama church about 4 years ago and it was completely left open to the elements...now... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Julie V
Los Angeles, California
Solemn and raw Memorial

Somber testimony to the genocide - Staff is always kind and knowledgeable and accommodating. I have... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Donna H
Boston, MA
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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 28 April 2017

Visited Ntarama church about 4 years ago and it was completely left open to the elements...now things have been shielded by plexiglass..and yet very accessible. Our guide was lovely and helpful in explaining what happened in this sanctuary. This genocide site is less frequented and...More

Thank Julie V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Somber testimony to the genocide - Staff is always kind and knowledgeable and accommodating. I have visited 3 times.

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The church, school, local arms and other things (clothes, documents) are easy to observe for visitors. Our guide explained us very well the place and horrific things that happened in this place. If you visit the place on 15 April, you can follow a public...More

Thank Diego-1371
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

According to our driver this site is visited less frequently than other memorials. For me, it was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, who was raised in exile after his family fled in 1962 and returned after the genocide, explained not only what happened...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The Ntamara Church is another very powerful memorial t the cruelty and inhumanity of the genocide. This is much better organized and preserved than the. Nyamata memorial, but both are worth the visit. The cruelty on display, like how they dealt with the children in...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The countless skulls and femurs are proof that the genocide really happened. It takes courage and bravery to visit this memorial.

Thank Lance_Kerwin
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is another Church here where thousands were killed for their ethnicity. UN was in Ruwanda. No one bothered to intervene.

Thank SE s
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
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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.