5 Days/4Night Pure Genocide Tour.

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Day 1: Arrival – Transfer to your Hotel.

Arrive at Kigali airport, where you will be welcomed by our English/French speaking guide- short briefing- and transfer to your Hotel in Kigali.
Kigali was founded in 1907 as small colonial outpost by Dr. Richard Kant, the first German colonial resident of Rwanda. The city has made tremendous progress since 1994 genocide. Considered one of the safest and friendliest of African capitals, Kigali is blessed with a moderate high altitude climate. It is inhabited by approximately 1 million people who now enjoy the benefits of peace. You will be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it feels to be among the gentle people of Rwanda who will be delighted to welcome you to their beautiful, exceptionally friendly country.
Accommodation: From Luxury, Mid Range to Budget
Meals: Dinner

Day2: KIGALI City – INYAMATA and NTARAMA.

After your leisure morning breakfast at around 8 Am, your guide will meet you – Short briefing and take you for the Kigali city tour. The tour will include the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, the trading center, the ministry area, the UN memorial (where the ten blue helmets were killed at the onset of the genocide), the post-genocide development and expansion of Kigali, the new and modern residential quarter and other sites.
The exhibition in the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre tells the history of Rwanda leading up to genocide in 1994 and catalogues the details of the genocide using photographs, video, written accounts and a range of artifacts. It includes personal testimonies and a moving memorial to the children of the Rwandan genocide. The exhibition also has a section called “wasted lives”, which reflects on the holocausts and genocides in Armenia, South-West Africa, Bosnia and Cambodia. The Kigali Memorial Centre has gained a word-wide reputation for the powerful exhibition and its work in promoting peace; take your time to absorb its important message.
After the tour of Kigali we will have lunch at one of the famous restaurant in Kigali and after lunch you will be driving 40 minutes to the East to visit the Inyamata and Intarama Genocide memorial churches.
These are one of the churches that show the true reality about the Rwandan genocide and the participation of so called divinity.
If time allows you your guide will allow you to visit some families and the housing of the genocide survivors in Intarama who were left with no family and others who are handicap caused by the tragedy.
After the tour you will proceed back to Kigali for your overnight.
Accommodation: From Luxury, Mid Range to Budget
Meals: Full Board

Day3: Visit the Bisesero Genocide Memorial

Today you will proceed to Kibuye in the south Western Region of this country on Lake Kivu.
Arriving in Kibuye you will visit the Bisesero Genocide Museum.
Bisesero is approximately 31kmfrom Kibuye town. This is a mountainous region. Historically, the most of the people that lived in Bisesero area were Tutsis, and their main activity was cattle keeping. People here were known as “Abasesero” from which the area derives its name.
During the genocide of 1994 in Rwanda, people in other prefectures were all murdered because of their small numbers. Here, however, the Tutsi who lived in Bisesero and the surrounding region gathered together to resist the killers—killers which were their neighbors and other Hutus from surrounding area. Since then this hill is called Hill of Resistance. The Titsi were successful for some days because they stayed on the top of a hill covered with many rocks that they threw at the advancing attackers who were armed with clubs and machetes.
After some weeks of resistance, Hutu reinforcements from the Republican Guard in Kigali and Interahamwe militiamen arranged a serious attack against the Tutsis at Bisesero hills. The new attackers were armed with modern powerful weapons which the Basesero could not resist for very long and thus succumbed to the genocide. According to testimonies of the survivors from this area, only a few Tutsis who lived in Bisesero escaped, over 50,000 people from the region were killed and an estimate of 1,000 people escaped and survived.
In 1996, soon after the genocide, survivors gathered and came up with a great idea of gathering all the remnants of victims that were scattered over the hills and valleys into one place in order to bury them with dignity. Therefore, they chose Bisesero, the Hill of Resistance. Today, a large number of those remains have been buried, and a small number have been left unburied in order to be placed in the memorial where they will be displayed in order to preserve the memory of what happened in Bisesero area.
After the visit go for lunch and Relax at the beach on the shore of Lake Kivu. In the afternoon you will meet some of the survivors of the genocide who survived at the church and give you a clear testimony and how worth and terrible experience they went through.
Accommodation: From Luxury, Mid Range to Budget – In Kibuye
Meals: Full Board

Day4: Travel to Nyungwe – Visit the Murambi Genocide Memorial

After a morning breakfast we travel to the south in Nyungwe national Park on the way we will visit the Murambi Genocide memorial in former Gikongoro prefecture.
The Murambi Technical School, now known as the Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre, is situated in the Murambi district in southern Rwanda. It was the site of a massacre during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. When the killings started, Tutsis in the region tried to hide at a local church. However, the bishop and mayor lured them into a trap by sending them to the technical school, claiming that French troops would protect them there. On April 16, 1994, some 65,000 Tutsis ran to the school. After the victims were told to gather there, water was cut off and no food was available, so that the people were too weak to resist. After defending themselves for a few days using stones, the Tutsi were overrun on April 21. The French soldiers disappeared and the school was attacked by Hutu Interahamwe militiamen. Some 45,000 Tutsi were murdered at the school, and almost all of those who managed to escape were killed the next day when they tried to hide in a nearby church. According to the guide at the memorial, the French brought in heavy equipment to dig several pits where many thousands of bodies were placed. They then placed a volleyball court over the mass graves in an attempt to hide what happened. Among the bodies currently displayed are many children and infants.
The school building is now a genocide museum exhibiting the skeletons and mummified bodies of some of the thousands of people killed there.
We will proceed to Nyungwe for an evening nature walk around the tea estate and the surrounds of this Mountain rain Forest. Overnight in Nyungwe.
Accommodation: From Luxury, Mid Range to Budget
Meals: Full Board

Day5: Nyungwe National Park – Kigali

Today, it’s your day for packing, and get ready to be transferred to Kigali airport for your out bound flight.
We will drive to Kigali through Butare (the Second Capital to Kigali) on the way to Kigali we will have a chance to visit The National Museum and Participate on the Rwandan Cultural Dance. The drive from Nyungwe to Kigali takes around 5 – 6 Hours.
Depending on your flight time you can also visit the ancient king palace in Nyanza before you are taken to the airport for check out.—END OF THE TOUR.

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