The year 2024 marks the 30th anniversary since the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda took place. The 7th April 1994 horrific events still remain fresh in the minds of the survivors.

The main event named Kwibuka, in the local Rwandan language, meaning ‘Remember’ took place in the capital Kigali and was attended by world leaders including former US president Bill Clinton, the Commonwealth Secretary General – Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, former president of South Africa Thambo Mbeki and many other dignitaries.

Every year has got a theme, and 2024 theme is ‘Remember – Unite – Renew’. The commemoration activities of Kwibuka 30, included a flame of remembrance which was lit by the President of Rwanda, HE Paul Kagame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. The flame will burn for the next 100 days as the country honors the victims of the tragic massacre.

No Adventure Consults’ trip to Rwanda would be complete without a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial! The centrally located museum is a few minutes away from Kigali International Airport, and easy to access from all corners of the city.

Kigali Genocide Memorial is a center of education, and peacebuilding and honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans who were killed in 1994. The three permanent exhibitions and burial gardens form part of a meaningful tribute to those who perished and provide a powerful educational tool for all.

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