Feel like a king at the King’s Palace Museum

Rwanda Must See Feel like a king at the King’s Palace Museum

The most recent King in Rwanda ruled in the 1950s and his palace has been converted into a museum. Next door to the museum is the -more interesting- last palace of Mwami. The traditional palace is surrounded by multiple, smaller huts that housed goods like milk, banana beer (!), and family members. Rwandan kings were allowed to have many wives at their various palaces throughout the kingdom. Oddly, the King's mother determined which of his wives would stay in his hut each evening ;) Just behind the huts are the long horned cows that were traditionally associated by the Rwandan monarchy.

6000 Franks (2018), 20% discount when you visit both the Etnographic Museum and the National Art Gallery.
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About Rwanda

The ‘Land of a thousand hills’ maybe associated with the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, but it’s a surprisingly peaceful country of friendly people who are very optimistic about their country's future. If you are into mountain gorilla’s, beautiful lush green rural scenary, volcanoes, rolling hills and valleys combined with lakes and beaches - this is the place to go.

Practical information

Best time to go
December-February, June-October
Kinyarwanda, English and French.

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