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Gain an overview of Rwanda’s past and present on a private day tour, with included round-trip transfer from your Kigali or Bugesera hotel. Learn about the country’s tragic history at the Nyamata Genocide Memorial, then explore the village of Mayange with your professional guide for insight into Rwanda’s future and the impact of the Millennium Villages Project. Avoid hidden costs with lunch, activities, and admission fees included as per itinerary.
Shake a leg and catch a beat during this 3-hour traditional Rwandan dancing and drumming lesson. Get a sense for the basic steps of Rwandan dancing, and learn about the style’s history. After a little practice you’ll test out your moves in a performance led by your instructors. You’ll continue the day with a course in traditional drumming and a chance to improvise a few beats of your own. Finish your excursion with some souvenir shopping for traditional handicrafts. Your dancing and drumming course includes a guide and bottled water.
Get an insider’s introduction to bustling, colorful Kigali on this half-day tour. Discover hidden highlights to the city as you travel behind the scenes with locals. Visits mosques in the Muslim quarter, join a Rwandan family for a traditional, home-cooked lunch, and mingle with locals in local shops and markets.
We offer a cultural walking tour led by our amazing Akilah student guides. This tour gives you insight into local life for young people through the eyes of Rwanda's future leaders.
We meet at the Akilah Cafe for a refreshment and snack as well an introduction to Akilah's education and leadership model. We'll take a short tour of campus and then walk from Akilah to the Nyamirambo neighborhood.
On our tour, we will learn about the history of Nyamirambo - one of Rwanda's oldest and culturally vibrant neighborhoods- from students who live here. We will visit local shops & explore the area where student's live.
All proceed from this tour benefit our mission of educating future leaders to champion opportunity & sustainability in solving the world’s most pressing challenges.
Get a taste for the authentic cuisine of Rwanda during this 7-hour investigation of the country’s food system and a cooking lesson. Start your day in the farm fields of a rural village, learning about the planting and harvesting of your host’s principal crops. Then try your hand at food preparation, partnering with your host to peel, wash, grind and pound your ingredients using local tools. You’ll finish up with a lunch consisting of your morning’s hard-earned labor, along with a chance for lively conversation with your host. Your Rwandan cooking experience also covers a guide, lunch and round-trip transport to the village.
Far from simply looking at buildings and listening to a few anecdotes, you will learn about life in Kigali during several different time periods and begin to understand the impact each era had on the Rwandan people.
Our city tour covers the cultural and historical insights of Rwanda in general and in Kigali in particular. We visit the memorial, local markets, cultural centres and many other interesting surprises. We start at 9am and finish at 5pm.
When you visit Rwanda and Uganda with Heritage Safaris, you are guaranteed quality and luxury combined at affordable-yet competitive price! We ensure you have a memorable and extraordinary experience.
Our packages take you to exciting tourist destinations in Rwanda and Uganda. We do not stop until our clients are fully satisfied!
Understanding the context and impact of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide can be difficult for visitors in modern Kigali. Travel to the Ntarama Genocide Memorial and Nyamata Genocide Memorial Site on a round-trip tour from Kigali, and learn about the shocking events that took place over the 100 days of mass violence. Benefit from intimate insights provided by your local guide, and keep energized with lunch included in the price.
Gorilla trekking safaris offer a magical encounter that transcends any other 'wildlife' experience we know. Look into the eyes of a large silverback gorilla andhe'll look back with a thoughtful, intelligent gaze, mindful that you're another individual.
This two day tour will start and end in Kigali which is a closer drive to Bwindi National park than it is from Kampala, The first day will travell from Kigali to Uganda Via Cyanika or Gatuna Border, then track gorillas on the second day and return to Kigali the same day after Gorilla Trekking. The Bwindi Park is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. It's home to world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species.
The Dancing Pots experience will offer you a unique opportunity to learn about and interact with a very settled and forward-looking Batwa community in the Western province of Rwanda. The excursion starts with an introductory presentation that explains the historical and cultural background, and prepares the you for the interaction with the community.
Located in the western province of Rwanda, a country of thousand hills, The Congo Nile Trail is a 227 km trail along lake Kivu forming Kivu belt as it extends from Rubavu, continues through Rutsiro, then Karongi, up to Nyamasheke and ends at Rusizi District.
The 3 days walk will give you a memorable experience and most important get to know the beauty of Rwanda including Coffee, Banana plantations, fishing experience and learn more about the source of Nile River.
TURIKUMWE (We are Together) is a program that brings young professionals and leaders from Rwanda and around the world together for an intensive two-week program exploring human rights and peace cultivation in a national and international context. Based in Kigali, the capital city, the program includes site visits throughout the country and an excursion to beautiful Lake Kivu.
During the course of the program, participants explore ideas about human rights and peace education and learn how to take action to promote peace and genocide prevention through group discussions, workshops, site visits, homestays and volunteer placements.
Previous site visits and meetings have included: National Paralympic Committee, Health Development Initiative, Rafa (LGBT rights), USAID, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, Aegis Trust, Ejo Youth Echo, Mind Leaps (street children social inclusion), Ineza Cooperative, and Esperance.
Our tours are an incredible way to get under the skin of Rwanda – with access to people and places as well as great analysis and experts. We cover the history of Rwanda from the pre-colonial era until today.
With less emphasis on ordinary tourism the tours are like being in a documentary film. You’ll go off the beaten track, meet incredible people and members of local communities.
You get to ask your own questions and make up your mind about some of the most intriguing topics about Rwanda. It’s unique, exciting and stimulating; an experience you will never forget.
A historical and political tour will open up travel in a way you’d never expect. This tour gives you an insightful glimpse into the complex issues of the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic divisions and the role played by the catholic church and different colonial powers in the events that led to the genocide. The tour also offers hearing first hand from people closely involved and well informed is eye opening.
The essence of a trip at Rwanda is to view great primates that inhabit its beautiful nature reserve. Explore the Genocide memorial, the old Rwandan kingdom, Mosque quarter in Nyamirambo, and National Museum in Butare. Afterward, go for a gorilla trek at Volcano National Park. End the journey at leisure in Lake Kivu watching the birds on a boat ride.
Kigali City Tour offers in-depth view, past and present, assuring that one feels the genuine heartbeat of Kigali city.Far from simply looking at buildings and listening to a few anecdotes, you will learn about life in Kigali during several different time periods and begin to understand the impact each era had on the Rwandan people
This tour is designed to give you an exclusive understanding of history of Rwanda and its recent development, as well as the view of Kigali at the top of Mt.Kigali, a Visit to the Genocide Memorial, Camp Kigali Memorial, Richard Kandt House, Campaign Against the Genocide, shopping fruits at Nyabugogo market and meeting locals, Drinking milk in a milk bar, Rwanda Arts Museum, guided by a Rwandan guide who knows the city better.
It was sudden and happened in a flash. A strange force descended on three young girls and the skies opened up to reveal an image of the Virgin Mary imposingly staring at them.
The Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ reportedly appeared to three teenage girls in Kibeho in 1981. On August 19, 1982, those who saw the visions reported gruesome sights-rivers of blood, sliced heads, etcetera, which sometoday regard as an ominous foreshadowing of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Only one of the girls is alive today. At the time of the apparitions, the three girls were students at Groupe Scolaire Mere du Verbe, located just behind the church called Notre-Dame des Douleurs (Our Mother of Sorrows).
Since 2001, Kibeho has become a holy place of pilgrimage for believers across the world. They pray and beseech the Virgin Mary to mediate between them and God.
Nyungwe NP is a home to about 300 bird species among which 27 are endemic to the Albertine Rift region including the quasi endemic to Nyungwe NP, the Red-collared Mountain Babbler. Nyungwe is the easiest site to see endemic birds with an easy walk and well maintained trails. We spend 5 days in this natural mountain forest looking for birds focusing to the endemics to the Albertine Rift.
Enjoy a fun-filled week immersing yourself in the culture of Rwanda and admiring the country’s beautiful scenery on this 7-day, 6-night trip. During the course of your excursion you’ll immerse yourself in the activities and rituals of life in Rwanda’s rural villages, learning how to cook traditional dishes, joining in to help with chores at a weaving cooperative, cruising a nearby lake, taking a dancing and drumming lesson and preparing banana juice, one of Rwandans’ favorite party drinks. This multi-day cultural tour includes a guide, private vehicle transport, accommodations, meals and all entrance fees and activities.
Learn to make banana juice, a popular elixir typically served at Rwandan weddings and parties, during this 8-hour course. You’ll start your experience by hand picking green bananas and dropping them into a hole in the ground for ripening. After enjoying an authentic lunch with your hosts, dig up your now-ripe bananas to start the juice-making process. Finish you day with a chance to shop for souvenirs at a local artisan market. Your banana juice course includes a guide, lunch and round-trip transport to the juice-making site.