The King’s Palace Museum


About The King’s Palace Museum

A reconstruction of the traditional royal residence, the King’s Palace Museum, located in
Nyanza, Southern Province of Rwanda is a beautifully-crafted thatched dwelling shaped like a
beehive. Nyanza was the heart of Rwanda and seat of Rwanda’s Kingdom. Here, you can
encounter the long-horned Inyambo cattle, descended from the king’s herd, whose keepers
carefully tend and sing to them, keeping alive a unique tradition. Rwanda ceased to be a
Monarchy in 1962, when it gained independence from Belgian colonial rule.