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Kigali City Tour (History minded city tour of Kigali)

Kigali City Tour (History minded city tour of Kigali)

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.24
Price varies by group size
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$129.24
Price varies by group size

A Must Do!!!!

Florence was an exceptional tour guide. Highly recommend. Would do it all again in a heartbeat. Very informative, but also very emotional experience. Bring tissue with you. It was one of the many highlights of my Rwanda experience.

Kenyatta, Mar 2020

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Imigongo Painting Class

Imigongo Painting Class

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Years ago in the time of the Rwandan Kings, there once was a prince who decided to decorate his house by molding geometric shapes onto the wall of his hut using cow dung.  In time, this technique was developed into a popular form of traditional Rwandan art called “Imigongo.”  During your workshop, you will learn the history of Imigongo Art in Rwanda.  You will then paint your own chosen Imigongo (cow dung Art) to take away with you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.42
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$6.42

Traditional Drumming and Dancing Class

Traditional Drumming and Dancing Class

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54

Akilah Experience

Akilah Experience

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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.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
per group
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$46.16
per group

Experience Traditional Construction

Experience Traditional Construction

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Learn about traditional Rwandan building techniques and experience rural village life during this flexible-length excursion with a local family. Discover the traditional methods used by Rwandans for brick making and fashioning rope from banana trees. After enjoying a simple but delicious lunch of cassava and beans you’ll spend the afternoon applying your new skills to build an animal shelter, fence or house. Finish your trip with a chance to shop for locally-made handicrafts. This chance to learn about Rwandan construction also covers a guide, lunch and transport to the village.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

Reconciliation Village and Nyamata Church - Millennium Village Tour

Reconciliation Village and Nyamata Church - Millennium Village Tour

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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.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
Price varies by group size
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$300.00
Price varies by group size

Ntarama & Nyamata Memorial Day Tour - Rwanda

Ntarama & Nyamata Memorial Day Tour - Rwanda

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
Price varies by group size
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$160.00
Price varies by group size

A Day in the Life of a Local Artisan

A Day in the Life of a Local Artisan

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Get an authentic taste of rural village life in Rwanda during this flexible-length, small-group experience visiting with a local family. Get a chance to participate in daily chores like hoeing the fields or planting crops, then take a break for a lunch of local Rwandan fare and have time chat with your hosts. Finish your day with a weaving lesson and a chance to purchase local handicrafts made by your family. This small-group experience, limited to six guests, also covers a guide, lunch and transport to the village.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

Nyamirambo Walking Tours

Nyamirambo Walking Tours

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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.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
Price varies by group size
From
$82.06
Price varies by group size

Pottery Pig Painting Class

Pottery Pig Painting Class

Come along to our Kigali Studio and paint a Piggy.  The Pigs are made from clay in the rural communities of Rwandan and fired in the traditional clay.  They make a wonderful gift which you can personalise by painting your own.  You also chose the African fabric ear's and tail.  This is a wonderful activity to do with Kids but fun for the whole family too.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.67
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$6.67

Local hills hiking

Local hills hiking

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It takes about 2.5 hours to reach the top and 2 hours slopping down. It is a hill of about 2,660 meters above sea level. While hiking the tourists enjoy the magnificent view of numerous number of hills in the area, beautiful scenery and landscapes, enjoy lifestyle of local people from their villages, a visit to Mushubi primary school as a stopover before you reach the real top of the hill, panoramic view on Burera and Ruhondo lakes, Bagenge Rock to mention but a few.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54

Burn 700 calories Hiking Local hills on your vacation in Rwanda !

Burn 700 calories Hiking Local hills on your vacation in Rwanda !

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You should be proud of taking part in this hike.This is a unique activity that you can never find else where.The local hills hiking in the local areas of Rwanda is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to be part of a customized hiking experience in the beautiful hills of Rwanda so that you can see yourself why Rwanda is called a country of thousand hills while having fun and interacting with locals.This is a better way of spending your vacation and tasting some of the bush berries and roasted maize and brochettes in the northern part of Rwanda.At the end of the day you will have contributed to the development of the local young entrepreneurs and Eco-tourism.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$100.16
Price varies by group size
From
$100.16
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Pottery, Welding & Woodworking Class in Kigali

Pottery, Welding & Woodworking Class in Kigali

The workshop is an opportunity to understand the beauty and challenges that the traditional artisans face every day. The community of potters are a historically marginalized population. Community members face extreme poverty, food insecurity, unemployment and discrimination.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
Price varies by group size
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$76.93
Price varies by group size

Candle Dipping and Hive Making Private Tour from Muhanga

Candle Dipping and Hive Making Private Tour from Muhanga

Gain hands-on experience working with natural materials on a tour to a nearby village from Muhanga. Work with members of a crafts cooperative to pick up traditional hive-making and candle-dipping skills, and create two of your own candles to take home as souvenirs. Keep energized for your day of handiwork with a local lunch included, and benefit from the undivided attention of your host on a private excursion.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

Banana Juice Making at a Local Community

Banana Juice Making at a Local Community

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

Rwanda: Historical, Political & Cultural Tour

Rwanda: Historical, Political & Cultural Tour

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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.
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  • 3 days
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$769.24
Price varies by group size
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$769.24
Price varies by group size

Real Village Tour

Real Village Tour

We take care of our guests from the starting point of the tour till the end point by making sure that they are traveling like locals and enjoy travel experience. We take full attention to our guests' needs including any information related to tourism along with travel facilities.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.83
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$32.83

Kigali City Tour

Kigali City Tour

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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$75.00
Price varies by group size

Nyamata and Ntarama Memorial visit

Nyamata and Ntarama Memorial visit

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Understanding the circumstances and impact of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide can be difficult for visitors to Kigali. Learn about the 20th-century tragedy on a visit to the Nyamata Genocide Memorial and Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre from the capital, and see sobering artefacts for insight into the reality of mass slaughter. The small-group size ensures a more intimate experience with your local guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.36
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$174.36

Dancing Pots

Dancing Pots

Experience East African culture on this full-day tour to Dancing Pots at Abatigayubuke, a pottery project dedicated to showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the local Batwa community. Round-trip transportation from your Kigali or Gisenyi hotel ensures a hassle-free trip, leaving you free to savor a glass of banana wine as you learn more about the community first-hand from your hosts and local guide.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.75
Price varies by group size
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$89.75
Price varies by group size

Imigongo (cow dung art) Experience

Imigongo (cow dung art) Experience

Years ago in the time of the Rwandan Kings, there once was a prince who decided to decorate his house by molding geometric shapes onto the wall of his hut using cow dung.  In time, this technique was developed into a popular form of traditional Rwandan art called “Imigongo.”  During your Experience, you will learn the history and technique of Imigongo art and then make your own piece to take away with you.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

Kigali Full Day City-Rwanda History And Culture

Kigali Full Day City-Rwanda History And Culture

Wondering what to do on short tours in Rwanda? Kigali city might offer you an insightful experience on Rwanda history and culture through a well-organized day trip around Kigali and its outskirts. It is designed for people who would like to deeply understand the history of Rwanda and the lifestyle of Rwandans. The day tour suits both travelers- small group groups, solo travelers and families. The Kigali Full Day City Tour will start and end in Kigali. Tour the city of Kigali, learn about Rwanda’s lifestyle, history and culture through an itinerary packed with tailor-made activities by a local guide. Travel and Walk with locals-Eat local with locals. • Gisozi Genocide memorial • Kandt House Museum • Rwanda Art Museum • Local markets- Kimironko • A guided walk around the city tour • Coffee shops • Local restaurants • National Liberation Museum • Nyamata Genocide Memorial • Ntarama Genocide Memorial Start: 09:00 am End: 05:00 pm
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.08
From
$323.08

1 day kigali city tour,

1 day kigali city tour,

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we have funny and open minded tour guides, who are always there to describe and share the information needed to the clients as it is always titled in the itinerary.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
From
$133.34

Rwandan Coffee Experience

Rwandan Coffee Experience

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Take a step back in time to learn and taste coffee picked, washed, roasted and ground by your own hand. 
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06

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