Challenge and change your perspective. Rwanda's story is fascinating. It's a model for countries in Africa and across the world. The best way to understand Rwanda and its future? Through its people. Join us for 7 days/6 nights in Kigali to connect to a dynamic and changing Rwanda. See for yourself why Rwanda is a trailblazer. You'll convene with business leaders, visit leading education organizations, and enjoy the food, beauty, art, and history of Kigali. Scroll below to see the sample itinerary.
Jodi Morris leads this unique Global Leadership Trip to connect us to the economic and cultural beat of Rwanda. We meet entrepreneurs and leaders who illustrate their country’s economic and social trajectory. Specialized experiences help us better understand culture and history. We do all this as a small, curious-minded community.
Kigali is not what most expect from a major African capital. When I first visited, I walked around wondering Where Am I? But the world is discovering this small, landlocked, country of nearly 13 million people that's executing on its big vision for itself. Kigali is called The Most Inviting City in Africa. Whether in technology, healthcare, hospitality, entrepreneurship or gender equality, the citizens of Rwanda are proud to share their vision--for their life, family, and country.
Through this unique experience, you'll personally participate in the Rwanda success story. Your learnings will be the most practical and memorable souvenirs. But don't leave too soon--we encourage you to take advantage of only-in-Rwanda excursions, including Rwanda's famed gorilla trekking.
- Group size is limited to 10 to create a community-building experience.
- Per Person Trip Cost for 7 days/6 nights lodging, transportation, meals and beverages, excursions and tips: $2650 (double occupancy) / $2950 (single occupancy). Additional excursions are optional, but highly encouraged.
- Additional Tax-Deductible Donation of $500 USD (per person) to Akilah Institute required as part of trip registration.
- Pre and Post-Trip Travel Planning Services can be provided by Go Kigali Tours. Contact Muzamiru Kiyaga at email@example.com.
To reserve your spot, make a $1000 USD non-refundable trip deposit. You'll receive a confirmation upon receipt of payment. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip.
We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the trip, we will gladly reimburse you, less your non-refundable initial trip deposit. Any cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the trip will incur the full 100% cancellation fee. We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which typically covers trip cancellation fees. For more information, see Connecting Growth Globally - Terms & Conditions.
In order to enter Rwanda, you will need a valid passport with at least two blank pages and six months validity remaining at time of entry. Most travelers can receive a visa upon arrival. A tourist visa is $50 USD for one month, single entry (Entry Visa V-1). The East African Tourist Visa, which is $100 USD, grants you 90-day multiple entry access to Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda. You can pay in cash or by credit card.
We highly encourage U.S. travelers to register with the U.S. Government Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) by visiting the STEP website and to review the U.S. Department of State Rwanda Overview.
Medical Recommendations and Immunization Information
All trip participants should visit their doctor at least 4-6 weeks in advance of their departure date. Malaria is present, but not common in Kigali. Participants should ask their doctor for recommendations about malaria pills and other travel medications and immunizations. It is best to travel with all of the medicines you need. However, most medications can be purchased over the counter from the city’s many pharmacies. When in country, tap water is not safe--drink only bottled water.
For more information on immunizations either recommended or needed for travel to Rwanda, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
We recommend that participants purchase travel insurance, or ensure their regular insurance plans cover travel-related illnesses and injuries. Insurance must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses. All participants are requested to provide insurance information prior to travel. We strongly recommended you also obtain coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, curtailment, and for personal property.
International SOS offers membership to a complete network of travel assistance including travel advice, medical assistance overseas, and a global ‘911’ service including emergency medical evacuation. Sign up at least one day in advance of your trip. Membership is generally under $15 USD/day. Other recommended providers include World Nomads, Redpoint Resolutions and AIG Travel Guard®.
Double occupancy is for two people and will typically include 2 beds, unless one is preferred.
Single occupancy is for one person and will typically include one bed.
Book Separately. Rwanda’s famous mountain gorillas are located 2.5 hours outside of Kigali. With an estimated less than 900 of them left worldwide, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit. Go Kigali Tours offers a one-day Gorilla Trekking. If you have interest in multiple days, combining with a safari or in other excursions in Rwanda or East Africa, please contact Muzamiru Kiyaga at Go Kigali at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Separately. Less than a 3-hour drive from Kigali, Akagera National Park is home to the "Big Five." Animals to be seen include giraffe, zebra, elephant, lion, leopard, hippo, rhino, antelopes, buffalo and hundreds of bird species. Go Kigali Tours offers a one-day Safari. If you have interest in multiple days, combining with gorilla trekking or in other excursions in Rwanda or East Africa, please contact Muzamiru Kiyaga at Go Kigali at email@example.com.
Welcome to Rwanda! Upon transfer from Kigali International Airport to the Onomo Hotel Kigali you'll immediately see why Kigali is often noted as the cleanest and safest city in Africa. Enjoy the day at your leisure, talking a walk or simply enjoying the comforts of ONOMO, a 10 year old African hotel brand that proudly emphasizes "Africa's Finest" in their materials, decor, and food and drinks. The main level indoor/outdoor space with an infinity pool and mountain views will lure you.
We invite you to meet on the outdoor deck at 5:00pm for a welcome drink before we depart for our opening dinner at one of the most beautiful restaurants in Kigali, Brachetto.