One of the recently created remarkable historical sites in Rwanda is the Natural History Museum also known as the ‘Kandt House’. It was named after a German doctor and explorer Richard Kandt who set to explore the source of the Nile in 1897 set and for some reason he ended up in Rwanda.
When he arrived in the country, he loved it. He stayed on long enough in this beautiful country of a thousand hills. After about 10 years of his stay, in 1907 he was appointed resident governor of Rwanda for the Germans. He then chose a hill in Nyarugenge as a site for his home. It is actually from this very hill that we trace the origins of Kigali as a capital of Rwanda.
In 2008, the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda evaluated this historical site that was almost losing its significance in Rwanda and converted Kandt’s home into what is known today as a Museum of Natural History. This was done in order to expose Rwandans to the natural sciences and also so that foreign victors could learn more about Rwanda’s biological, geological diversity and other natural wonders of the country. The museum explains how living beings and the environment depend on each other.
In 2013 the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda launched a live exhibition of various species of snakes avail bale in the great lakes region and exhibition attracted many visitors. Ever since the number of new visitors to the museum on the increase.
As Hermosalife Tours and Travel, we rank this museum as one of the great places anyone living or coming to Rwanda should intend to visit. Ounce you intend to visit feel free contact us and we will be glad to create a truly remarkable experience for you.