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Powerful experience

This is a site where 5,000 people were killed during the genocide. It is very powerful to walk on... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2015
Michelle R
Olympia, Washington
Confronting but important visit

A short drive out of Kigali, this site is a must do to fully appreciate how far Rwanda has come... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2015
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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 23 November 2015

This is a site where 5,000 people were killed during the genocide. It is very powerful to walk on the same ground where people were murdered. The tour guide was excellent as she gave us a tour of all the buildings on the site. There...More

1  Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 31 October 2015

A short drive out of Kigali, this site is a must do to fully appreciate how far Rwanda has come since the genocide. The site keeper takes you through a tour of the small church and surrounding buildings. It is confronting to listen to the...More

1  Thank AreWeThereYet98
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The remarkable thing about Rwandans is their incredible resilience. Visiting the Ntarama Church brings home the depravity of violence between humans and the incredible lengths Rwanda has gone through to remember and forgive. The guide took us through the church, sacristy and kitchen where Tutsi's...More

2  Thank PaulG05495
Reviewed 27 September 2015

A touching memorial with remnants of genocide victims that are stronger than any documentary or other document. Not to be missed although slightly out of town.

Thank Feyzi E
Reviewed 17 September 2015

If anything, Ntarama is an altogether harder prospect than the more well-known Genocide Memorial in Kigali proper. This run-down, borderline collapsing church was the site of untold horror, and this horror is still very much on display within. I won't go into grisly details, but...More

Thank AussieOnTheRoadcom
Reviewed 26 August 2015

the second church where people sought refuge. The back building with the clothes and blood is even more horrifying. Why and how does genocide keep happening.

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This is an ideal place to visit after the main genocide memorial in Kigali - it is quite a contrast but a good counterpoint and gives a more personal feeling to the story. The explanation from the guide was excellent - heartfelt and very moving

1  Thank xorg
Reviewed 20 August 2015

It's worth the trip out of Kigali to visit this preserved church, where thousands of people were murdered during the Rwanda genocide. It is an upsetting experience, but one that really helps you understand the horror of the time.

Thank armrestdominance
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The place is roughly ready for tourism but they are improving it. The guides are not very keen on English, but they are Rwandese history students on internships. I strongly recommend this memorial to those who are strong enough to see how things were left...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

I would highly recommend a visit to this AND Nyamata. Both can easily be done by car or moto (we agreed 8000rwf for a moto to take us to both and wait, tipped to increase to 10000rwf). We left Kigali just after 9am and were...More

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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.