Kigali, Rwanda

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Bisesero Genocide Memorial Site

Also known as the memorial of resistance, Bisesero Genocide memorial site is known so much by Rwandans for its resistance during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. Between the month of May and June 1994 is when the interahamwe came to carry out the massacres that sent over 40,000 Tutsis dead.

During the month of May 1994, residents from neighboring sectors came to take refuge in Bisesero. As mass killings of the interahamwe increased by the day, people trekked from miles away to take refugee there. As killings drew by, the Bisesero residents had prepared enough to fight rather than succumb to the interahamwe extremists.

Under the orders of a one elder and resident Aminadabu Birara, the Bisesero residents were put to a tactical preparation to fight back anyone who had come to attack their village. Bisesero being a hilly area, the residents were ordered to take strategic cover on top of the hill called Muyira where they could spot their enemies from above. The only allowed fighters were men and boys that were strong enough to resist, while children and women took cover behind the same hill. At that moment the prominent weapon to the Bisesero residents were stones and a few spears.

Tour Details

Depart from Kigali
Our guide will come to pick you up from your place at 7 am then drive for 4 hrs to Bisesero then after visiting will have a lunch at Karongi then after drive back to Kigali