Kigali Memorial site –Gisozi Genocide Memorial

The Gisozi Genocide site located in Kigali the capital city is Rwanda set up in memory of the manslaughter which took place in 1994. This place tells the horrific story of the massacre of millions of Rwandan locals population, which took place when the country turned on itself over 20 years ago in 1994. The Gisozi genocide site is situated on a sloppy piece of land. Once at the genocide, an attendant will welcome you and will inform you about the genocide. At the Gisozi genocide, over two hundred and fifty thousand people were buried in this grave, in the other one over there about 200 000 people were buried there.

While planning a Rwanda tour, make sure to read about the Rwandan Genocide before you visit the museum. Its most recommendable to start your Rwanda safari trip by visiting the memorial site so you will know more about the Rwandan history and more about the origin of the 1994 genocide. Take one or 2 hours to learn about the dramatic events that occurred 2 decades ago, to understand what the people of Rwanda went through, as well as to understand where they are now.

While at the genocide site, make sure that you pick up an audio guide so that you are fully informed as you go around. We learned a lot about Rwanda’s history, world history and the work to heal from and prevent genocide. Make sure to visit all sections of the museum. The most saddening of all sections is the children’s section at the end that makes you feel overwhelmed with emotion. The entire experience is done appropriately and with great thought and consideration to the people of Rwanda and visitors.

Don’t miss out entering inside the memorial where there films and pictures of the massacres on display. From there, you are taught about the history of a people who lived in peace with one another but later, foreigners tried to make a distinction between the Hutus, the Tutsis and a third tribe. This takes you back to the actual origin of the conflict, the stalled Arusha peace talks, the beginning of the massacres, the killing of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in churches, the killing of pregnant women, then the photographs of hundreds of children killed with their heads hacked off – this was really a mean death.

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