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Akilah Experience provided by Akilah Adventures

Akilah Experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1–2 hours
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 167387P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • We are happy to provide a delicious Rwandan buffet lunch to close out your tour. Kindly message us for pricing.
Duration
1–2 hours
Departure details
  • Akilah Institute for Women, 12 KN 77 St, Kigali, Rwanda When you are on the main road with the Serena Hotel, continue past and take a right at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. You will see our big signpost. Continue to follow the main road as it curves and make a left on the dirt road, KN 79 Street. Follow to our parking entrance on the left.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • We are happy to provide a delicious Rwandan buffet lunch to close out your tour. Kindly message us for pricing.
Departure details
  • Akilah Institute for Women, 12 KN 77 St, Kigali, Rwanda When you are on the main road with the Serena Hotel, continue past and take a right at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. You will see our big signpost. Continue to follow the main road as it curves and make a left on the dirt road, KN 79 Street. Follow to our parking entrance on the left.
Duration
1–2 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Akilah Institute for Women
    12 KN 77 St, Kigali, Rwanda
    When you are on the main road with the Serena Hotel, continue past and take a right at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. You will see our big signpost. Continue to follow the main road as it curves and make a left on the dirt road, KN 79 Street. Follow to our parking entrance on the left.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Akilah Institute for Women
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Nyamirambo
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Nyamirambo Women's Center (NWC)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Miriam S
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We were lucky enough to book our Akilah tour on Umuganda, the national cleaning day. Working side-by-side set the tone. We were immediately joking, talking about dreams (One of our hostesses, Devine, had just launched her own business, and two in our group have start-up ambitions), and when we set off to tour the bustling neighborhood of Nyamirambo, it felt like we were already old friends. Nyamirambo was full of color, sound, twisting alleys adorned with graffiti, and fabulous street food. My only regret is snacking so much before Devine invited us into her home to have lunch with her family. They were consummate hosts, and there is nothing like a home cooked meal after being on the road. We ended the afternoon with a tour of Akilah's campus, where we gabbed about entrepreneurship, innovation, tech trends and our hopes & fears regarding social impact work. Finding kindred spirits when traveling is a little bit like magic. Big thanks to Akilah, for bringing everyone together.
Written November 21, 2019
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SEF
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Solo
I had a wonderful guided walk by Akilah students through Nyamirambo and would highly recommend this local experience with Akilah Tours!
Written November 5, 2019
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Heleana
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The Akilah Adventures tour was an amazing experience!! I participated in the half-day walking tour that is led by a current Akilah student who is pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurship -- I personally loved this aspect of the tour because you get to learn about the Akilah Campus and the local area of Kigali from a students perspective.
Our tour started at Davis College - Akilah Campus, where we got to meet with current students and Akilah alumni, and have a private tour of the campus. Then we walked through the streets of the lively and historic neighborhood of Nyamirambo and stopped at an authentic Rwandan milk bar and the local women's center. We then ended the tour at the Camp Kigali memorial.
I would definitely recommend this tour (or the full day tour if time allows)! It was a great way to learn about Rwanda, and more specifically Kigali and Akilah, through the perspective of a local Rwandan. Plus, the Akilah Adventure staff is awesome! They are very accommodating, reliable, and friendly!
Written October 15, 2019
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Joe
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I had the privilege of participating in a tour and meetings with the faculty and students of the Akilah Institute. The Akilah Institute is an all-girls university in Kigali founded in 2010 by American Elizabeth Dearborn-Hughes that provides young women with the opportunity to study business/entrepreneurship, IT, or hospitality.

My tour guide was Divine Uwase, a second-year student who had already started her own tour outfit, “Sharama Tours”, and secured funding from people who believed in her unique approach to tourism, openness to feedback and sheer intellectual horsepower/gumption.

She introduced me to other fantastic faculty across all of the disciplines and I learned a ton about how they get their students job offers, pursue social impact, and foster entrepreneurial spirit. I could go on and on about how great the visit was. Thank you so much!
Written September 19, 2019
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