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Themed Expeditions for special interest delegations

Special Interest Tours

Our programs for special interest delegations aim at introducing the visitor to one or several distinct themes such as business, law, education, culture, history, health, governance, agriculture etc. This is achieved through a variety of visits to institutions and projects, meetings with individuals and groups from the grassroots level to the top decision-makers, a mix of a few theoretical presentations and many practical experiences on the ground, and time for discussions and reflections.

All of this is combined with intimate experiences with the local culture and people, with the country's established tourism attractions, and with a relaxing and exclusive travel environment.

The distinct themes such as Arts & crafts, Bird watching, Pre-colonial history, Conservation, Coffee&tea, religion etc

13 days Development-educational tour

Day 1: Kigali - Introduction
  • - Historical exploration of Kigali (including landmarks from pre-colonial until post-genocide times)
  • - Very personal introduction to life in Rwanda by members of the Nyamirambo Women's Center
  • - Evening presentation on general development concepts and an introduction to the tour program
Day 2: Kigali - Gitarama - Kigali (economic freedoms & social opportunities)
  • - Transfer to the headquarters of Food for the Hungry International, introduction to their SME support programs
  • - Visit of several income-generating projects of Food for the Hungry International
  • - Visit of Urukundo Home for Children, a model children's village with a variety of social community services
    Day 3: Kigali (economic freedoms & political freedoms)
    • - Introduction to the services of CAPMER, the public support center for SMEs
    • -Discussion with professors and students at the Center for Entrepreneurship Development
    • -Evening presentation by a Senator on the political arena and democratic processes
    Day 4: Kigali - Rwinkwavu - Akagera NP (social opportunities & ecological security)
    • -Transfer to Rwinkwavu Hospital in the east to learn about a model community health approach
    • Very personal introduction to life in Rwanda by members of the Nyamirambo Women's Center
    • -Afternoon safari in Akagera National Park
    • - Discussion with staff of Akagera National Park on ecological security in and around the park
    Day 5: Akagera NP - Humure - Akagera NP (ecological security & protective security)
    • - Morning safari in Akagera National Park
    • -Visit of Humure village to learn about the special challenges of refugee populations
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    Day 6: Akagera NP - Ndera - Kigali (social opportunities & transparency guarantees)
    • - Visit to Les Enfants de Dieu in Ndera, a street children project modeled after the Rwandan
    • Very personal introduction to life in Rwanda by members of the Nyamirambo Women's Center
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    • - Afternoon at leisure
    • - Evening presentation by a representative of the Ombudsman on success stories in the fight against corruption
    Day 7: Kigali (political freedoms & protective security)
    • - Visit to the Kigali Memorial Center, tour and introduction to reconciliation measures
    • - Very personal introduction to life in Rwanda by members of the Nyamirambo Women's Center
    • - Visit to the Ministry of Defense for an introduction to Rwanda's current security challenges
    • - Networking cocktail with invited guests from a range of institutions and organizations
    Day 8: Kigali - Ruhengeri
    • - Gisenyi (economic freedoms)
    • -Transfer to the Ruhengeri headquarters of Urwego / Opportunity International Microfinance Bank
    • - Attendance of a trust bank meeting and visit to a micro credit client
    • -Transfer to Gisenyi
    Day 9: Gisenyi (social opportunities & economic freedoms)
    • - Morning presentation on the plight of the Batwa and visit to a community to learn about pottery and dance
    • - Leisure time at the beach or pool
    • - Evening presentation on the success of high quality community-based tourism in Rwanda
    Gisenyi (economic freedoms & ecological security)
    • - Boat excursion on the lake to learn about coffee, Rwanda's number one export product
    • - Leisure time at the beach or pool - Evening presentation by a representative of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International on gorilla conservation
    Day 11: Gisenyi (ecological security)
    • - Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
    • - Transfer to Kigali
    Day 12: Kigali - Bugesera - Kigali (conclusion)
    • - Excursion to the Rwandan Millennium Village in Bugesera to learn about holistic development interventions
    • - Final discussions
    Day 13: Farewell
    • - Optional visits to crafts markets for souvenir shopping and, possibly, further social projects
    • - Transfer to the airport and farewell

      4   pax   6   pax   8   pax   10   pax   12   pax   15   pax   20   pax   25   pax
    1. $5,426 $4,729 $4,529 $4,328 $4,162 $3,996 $3,960 $3,835
    2. €3,501 €3,051 €2,922 €2,792 €2,685 €2,578 €2,555 €2,474
    3. $4,411 $3,766 $3,592 $3,406 $3,251 $3,096 $3,070 $2,951
    4. €2,846 €2,429 €2,318 €2,198 €2,097 €1,997 €1,981 €1,904
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