Are you planning to attend the Servas Africa Regional meeting in Rwanda? You might consider reading the following information which will be helpful to you before you plan well your trip to Rwanda. The first destination of your trip to Rwanda will be Kigali city.
Kigali city is the safest and cleanest city in the world. Kigali is the dynamic capital at the heart of our country. Peacefully nestled along picturesque hilltops; Kigali is a thriving African city immediately notable for its cleanliness, orderliness, and hospitality. Kigali is a great place to begin or end any Rwanda journey as it’s conveniently located in the geographic center of the country. The city is clean and safe, with extremely welcoming people. Servas travelers will enjoy exploring the great cultural activities – including several award-winning museums, burgeoning music scene, and some of East Africa’s most memorable dining experiences.
Kigali Genocide Memorial
If you want to know a country you first read its history. You can’t know Rwanda if you don’t know about the Genocide against Tutsi. While in Kigali, the first thing you need to visit is the Kigali Genocide Memorial site. The people of Rwanda embrace peace and reconciliation. They are committed to fight the ideology of genocide. The memorials found throughout the country are moving testimonies in memory of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and the people who lost their lives. Inaugurated on the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, the Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi is where 259,000 victims have been buried. This memorial also serves to educate about how the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi took shape and examines genocide in the 20th century. Click here for more information.
Camp Kigali Belgian Monument
A small museum in Kigali City lies at the site of the massacre of 10 Belgian UN Blue Beret. At the onset of Genocide under the command of General Dallaire, they were deployed to guard the house of Prime Minister Agatha Uwilingimana. When the genocide began, Presidential Guard soldiers invaded the home, disarmed the Belgians and transported them to Camp Kigali where they killed them. The ten stone pillars memorialize the ten soldiers killed.
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