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Murambi Genocide Memorial Center

Situated in Murambi Village, Remera Cell, Nyamagabe district in the Southern Province, Murambi memorial is one of the remarkable historical sites in Rwanda that offer tourists a deep insight into what occurred during the 1994 genocide. From Kigali, it is 126kms and from Nyamagabe town, the genocide memorial site is 3.5kms.

Murambi genocide memorial (Murambi Technical School) is where over 50,000 graves of the 1994 Rwanda genocide victims were laid to rest. While touring the memorial site, you will be led by the survivors of the genocide. The memorial center was officially opened to guests on 26th May, 2011. This was originally known as Murambi technical institute and it makes up among the list of historical sites.

Other genocide sites in Rwanda include Nyamata genocide memorial, Nyanza, Kigali or Gisozi genocide site, Nyarubuye memorial, Ntarama and Bisesero memorial and many more.

The Rwandan genocide occurred in 1994 and it remains among the historic events, a terrific event where over 800,000 people lost their lives in just 100 days. This was a historic civil war, an event that took place between the Tutsis and Hutus. Murambi like many other Rwandan genocide sites feature remains of victims, their personal belongings (clothes, shoes), photographs.

The memorial sites act as reminder of the terrific 1994 Rwandan genocide, which Rwandese have vowed never to repeat it again or an act that shouldn’t happen in any part of the world. Many survivors also flock to most of these memorial centers to connect with their relatives.

Other memorial centers

Kigali genocide site

Kigali memorial center is the most accessible Rwandan genocide memorial sites, taking visitors only 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of the city to get there. It is found in the heart of Gisozi, and it is where 250,000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide victims were laid to rest. At the memorial centre, there are exhibits of the victims, their skulls, belongings, the photographs and more.

Nyamata memorial

Nyamata memorial site lies 30kms South of Kigali, Rwanda. It is the resting place for the 25000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. This is where several Tutsis had assembled thinking it was safe but it turned to be a death trap. The Hutus forced themselves in and massacred them.

Nyanza memorial

The Nyanza memorial center is found at Ecole technique officialle in Kicukiro district, Kigali capital. This is where the annual celebrations are conducted every April when thousands gather to commemorate the lives of the Rwandan genocide victims.

Bisesero genocide site

Situated 60kms away from Kibuye, Bisesero memorial is the resting place for over 40,000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The site offers insight about the story of the Tutsis’ resistance against the Hutus using stones and sticks.

Nyarubuye memorial

Nyarubuye is found 140kms off Kigali and it is the resting place for 2000 victims of the Rwandan genocide. Ntarama memorial is the other most accessible site, taking visitors about 1 hour to drive from Kigali. Over 5000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide were laid to rest here.


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