Plan your visit

Here you can find information about visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial as well as booking forms for individual and group tours. You can also find details about what to expect and useful tips as you prepare for your visit.

Opening Hours

9: 00 am – 5:00 pm
(last entrance is at 4:00 pm)

7 Days a week
(except the last Saturday of each month, on Christmas and New year)

On the last Saturday of each month, the memorial is open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm due to Umuganda community work.

Getting Here

The Kigali Genocide Memorial is located in Gisozi, ten minutes drive from the centre of town. The easiest way to reach the memorial is by car or taxi.

Guided Experience

The Kigali Genocide Memorial is a guided experience. Visitors can choose to be guided by one of the staff witnesses or purchase the KGM digital guide which provides an audio-visual tour of the memorial.

Book your visit

If you are visiting in a large group, or have special requirements, please use the booking form below.

  • If you would like to arrange a guided tour as an individual, please use this booking form. You can also arrange a tour when you arrive at the memorial. Costs are detailed here.
  • If possible, please book your group visit or guided tour at least one week ahead of time.
  • If you would like to visit other memorial sites in Rwanda, we are happy to assist you. Simply inform us through the ‘Special Requirements’ field below.

Remembrance and Learning Tours

  • Use the form below to contact the team to book or find out more about the memorial’s Remembrance and Learning Tours for visitors, students and teachers.

Genocide Archive of Rwanda

  • The archive is located at the Kigali Genocide Memorial and is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. There is no fee to visit the archive but you are encouraged to use the form below to book in advance to ensure a team member is available to assist you.

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Visitor information

A tour of the entire memorial takes approximately one hour and thirty minutes. The visit could take longer, depending on the size of your group.

The Kigali Genocide Memorial welcomes visitors 365 days a year. However, there may be circumstances that require the memorial to be closed temporarily (e.g security reasons for VIP visitors). In the case of unexpected closures, all bookings are reviewed and visitors or tourism companies are contacted ahead of time to make alternative arrangements.

The memorial is open seven days a week, however on the last Saturday of every month, the memorial is open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm due to Umuganda, when all Rwandans meet to undertake community work. You can learn more about Umuganda at Rwandapedia.

Refreshments are available from the Memorial Cafe. The cafe offers a wide range of food and drinks, and proceeds go towards supporting the work of the memorial. You can view the cafe menu here.