Kandt House Museum of Natural History

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Rear view of the museum

Kandt House Museum of Natural History is a museum in Kigali, Rwanda. It is under the responsibility of the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda.

Entrance to the museum

Dedicated to Richard Kandt, in his former home of German resident Richard Kandt on the Nyarugenge Hill in Kigali city, which now was turned into Natural History Museum since 2006. The museum strives to show the evolution of life, description of Flora and Fauna of Rwandan Natural Parks (Nyungwe, Akagera and Volcanoes), geological background of Rwanda, German and Rwanda shared history and exhibition of live reptiles (snakes) with the aim to explain the interrelation between nature and history as result of natural history museum. It is also the best view of three mountains (Mt Kigali, Mt Jali and Mt Shyorongi) and best view of old kigali city. [1]


  1. ^ Institute of National Museums of Rwanda, Retrieved on July 1, 2008

Coordinates: 1°56′48″S 30°03′12″E / 1.9466°S 30.0532°E / -1.9466; 30.0532