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The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa

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Reconstructed Palace: a must when visiting Rwanda!

About 100 kms south of Kigali you can visit the King's Palace Museum. Although the monarchical... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A good place to learn about the life of a King and experience cultural ways of living. How Kingship... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 100 kms south of Kigali you can visit the King's Palace Museum. Although the monarchical system was abolished in the early 1960-ties a replica of the original palace was made in 2008. Superb craftsmanship resulted in a facinating insight view of how the king...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

A good place to learn about the life of a King and experience cultural ways of living. How Kingship is respected in Africa runs through the whole of Africa.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The house itself is nicely kept but not a lot to see inside. However the written presentations are very informative about the history of Rwanda until 1959. You are given a guide. Ours was lovely but a little quiet. The replica tribal huts were very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dee6jay
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The museum itself is a nice, brief history of Rwanda. It is not as energetic of a presentation as Iby 'iwacu in the north, but it is still interesting. Then at the end you get to see (and play with) the Inyambo cows!! Totally worth...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The king's palace, like the royal palace, is very modest. The visit offers its visitors a unique look into a few pages of Rwanda's history. It is nice to combine this visit with the visit to the royal palace.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The King’s Palace Museum is a must-see to learn some pre-colonial and colonial history of Rwanda. The cost is 6,000 Rwandan francs, which is about $7. The price includes a guide. My guide was very knowledgeable and eagerly took photographs of me at various photo...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Scullyster
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Well informed guide explained the history and expansion of Rwanda together with how the original kings palace was designed and used. The 1930’s building was interesting but the starts of the show were undoubtedly the long horn cattle

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank JohnT854
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The King's palace in Nyanza province is about 2.5hours from Kigali city. Located in a cool and serene environment, the palace is a gallery that takes you back to what the King's lifestyle was in the traditional setup up until the modern days. The helpful...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LMayiana
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place for relax, enjoyment, meeting and workshop! Bavarages and meal are so cheep! I would advise every body who likes to have funny and for mind relax to step in this area and let his/her mind enjoy the climate!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ncuti a
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The king moved into a modern palace in the 1930s after the colonialization, and it still stands in perfect form, minus the furniture that was looted in the genocide. You cannot take photos inside, but there is a nice historic theme carrying from the time...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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