Visiting Rwanda’s genocide memorials is heartbreaking. It’s hard not to cry. So many lives were lost, so brutally, so recently. But in the stories there is hope. By exploring the past you’ll have so much respect for the country Rwanda has become.
Kigali Genocide Memorial is the largest and provides a good understanding of the scale. A local guide will also show you smaller national memorials, like churches and schools left untouched since the atrocities. They’re also known as memorials of resistance and offer very moving stories.
Don’t think this is a depressing day though. You’ll also explore Rwanda of today, in markets, shops and cafes. You’ll experience the vibrant colour and positive energy that makes this country an inspiration for the world.