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The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa

Rukari, Nyanza, Rwanda
+250 730 741 093
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Don’t Miss This Wonderful Place

The King’s Palace Museum is a must-see to learn some pre-colonial and colonial history of Rwanda... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Scullyster
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Nyanza, Rwanda
via mobile
A short history of Rwanda

Well informed guide explained the history and expansion of Rwanda together with how the original... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
John T
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Masvingo, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
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Rukari, Nyanza, Rwanda
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+250 730 741 093
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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

Thank Scullyster
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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

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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

Thank LMayiana
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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!

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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

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Excellently maintained traditional and mordern King's homesteads. Rich history as narrated by Isaac. The King's herd are as healthy as could be and impressively obedient to the call of their herdsman each responding to its name individually. Everything about the King's palace gives a feel...More

Thank Antony M
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee was 6000Rwf (£6) which included a guide. We were taken to the reconstructed traditional home of the King and given a talk on court etiquette. We entered the house and we're shown the various areas including the kings bed. Following this we...More

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Please come and visit the palace. When you arrive, remember they charge each photographic equipment including camera and cell phone. A guide from a reception will escort you and explain to you all the historic house, history, culture. I love to see the royal cattle,...More

Thank 954hungg
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

We showed up and paid our fee at the small office and were taken on a private guided tour for just the four of us. It was very worthwhile to pay extra in the office so that I could take photos in the old palace...More

Thank DougS51
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Not a very long tour, but our tour guide gave us a lot of info that was interesting and we got to pet the longhorns! I really think they should make a simple tea cafe there. It was lovely just sitting outside with the breeze....More

Thank lolo c
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