Heart of Africa - Culture & Art Retreat

Kigali, Rwanda

Debbie Kindschuh
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Jun 24 - 29, 2019
Group size: 6 - 10
Heart of Africa - Culture & Art Retreat
Kigali, Rwanda

Debbie Kindschuh
  • Email address verified
1 review

Jun 24 - 29, 2019
Group size: 6 - 10

About this trip

Join us for an experience unlike any other. Not only will you go home forever changed, but your participation will positively affect the lives of the vulnerable street children of Irembo Foundation, a small grass roots NGO in Kigali, Rwanda that empowers youth and single mamas. Your week will be filled with adventures that include educational and cultural experiences, as well as astounding nature safari and hikes. Rwanda is the land of 1,000 hills and it's beauty will ingivorate your soul. This trip offers payment options and is a tax deductible gift to a 501c3 charity. www.irembofoundation.org

What’s included

  • transportation
    Transportation to and from airport and to all events during the retreat will be provided.
  • meals
    Breakfast, sack lunch, and dinner will be provided.
  • lodging
    Six (7 if needed) nights of lodging in the newly remodeled Mama Rwanda youth hostel. This 8 bedroom hostel features a coffee shop, and 8 newly furnished bedrooms with private bathroom.
  • Overnight safari
    An overnight guided safari and lodging in Akagera National Park https://www.akageranationalpark.org
  • hike
    1 Full day of hiking the canopy of the Nyunge Forest National Park , the largest protected mountain forest in Africa (https://www.nyungweforest.com/canopy-walk-nyungwe/)
  • school visits
    We will visit the schools that Irembo children attend and meet the children and their teachers. Your donation will help pay tuition fees for these vulnerable street children.
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial
    We will spend several hours in this historical museum that honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building.(http://www.kgm.rw)
  • Visit to "Hotel Rwanda"
    WE will visit the famous HÔTEL DES MILLE COLLINES, famous from the 2004 movie Hotel Rwanda. It features a beautiful bar and art galleries.
  • Art Classes
    Several art classes will be organized with local galleries and studios. Drum lessons are also an option.
  • Cooking lessons
    We will participate in cooking the traditional Rwandan meal.
  • Visit to local market
    We will walk to a local market to purchase our fruit, vegetables, and shop an array of beautiful cloth and handmade items.
  • Village visits
    We will travel to the country side to visit villages and meet the residents, many of whom only speak Kinyarwanda or French. We will visit local art and craft markets.
  • flight
    You must provide your own flight to Kigali International Airport. We will be happy to assist in the selection of the flights.

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I had a once in a lifetime experience on this trip. The food was amazing and the rooms were really good. I met some wonderful people on this trip. There were so many great parts to this trip. I loved the whole safari experience. I also loved experiencing a very different culture than I am used to. Rwanda was such a beautiful place and I will never forget my time there.
By jennifer M for Heart of Africa - Yoga Retreat on 27 Jun, 2019