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Natural History Museum (Kigali).

Also known as ‘Kandt House’, it is approximately 10 km from Kigali International Airport, this Museum is dedicated to Dr. Richard Kandt a German doctor and explorer who embarked on an exploration of Rwanda in 1897, searching for the source of the Nile River. The Natural History Museum aims at explaining the richness of Rwanda's Nature. The idea being that it is only through the knowledge of the nature we live in that our behavior and understanding will change. This museum showcases  many specimens and replica of the natural wonders of the country.

New objects, including some that have never been seen before, are now on display at Dr Richard Kandt House (also known as Natural History Museum). These include steel wheels weighing over 250kg each. Archeological Work is being undertaken to recover the sunken ship by the shores of Lake Kivu. These pieces of historical evidence are believed to have originated from the First World War. This is where the German troops surrendered to Belgian troops on Rwandan soil.