Nyamirambo Women's Center
Cultural Tours • Walking Tours • Lessons & Workshops
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
NWC was founded in 2008 as a self-help group and quickly grew to become a center that offers free education for women in the Nyamirambo neighbourhood. Today women can join the center for classes in English, literacy, computer, sewing and handicrafts. NWC also organises workshops on Gender Equality, Women's rights and gender-based violence. In 2014 a community library was opened offering books in Kinyarwanda, French and English. In an effort to develop income-generating activities for the center but also for the women of the community, NWC developed a community-based tourism project that offers guided cultural walks in Nyamirambo and Umutima, a new line of household and children's products.
Kigali, Rwanda

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amyrosylily
Asia60 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
NWC ia now offering walking tour, cooking class, and weaving class. Mary, the contact person, is very responsive and accomodating. i joined the walking tour plus lunch, which started with an inspiring history and work of NWC, an amazing lunch at a local's home, and then an awesome walking tour in the neighborhood, the Las Vegas of Rwanda 😉. Great way to learn about the daily lives of local people and get an immersive local experience. And the price is very affordable! everything included costs less than USD 20~
Written June 29, 2022
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Morgel's Meanderings
Minneapolis, MN28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The tour starts with a brief history of the Nyamirambo Women's Center. It then heads down the street visiting shops (milk cafe, public water supply, food stands, etc.) along the way. Each stop is an excellent opportunity to see daily street life and learn. Our guide, Shade, had a comprehensive knowledge of the area and thoroughly answered our questions even those like who decides which streets to pave. By all means add lunch to the end of the tour. It is beyond delicious: fresh, tasty and homemade.
Written February 8, 2020
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Thank you so much for the feedback ; we are happy to hear that you enjoyed . Many thanks.
Written February 10, 2020
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Nicole
Delft, The Netherlands9 contributions
Feb 2020
At 9 am I arrived at the NWC for my cooking workshop. It was a great experience to cook over 8 traditional dishes on briquettes. During the cutting, chatting and cooking I learnt a lot about Rwandan traditions and life style. Suddenly 3 hours had passed and it was time to share our meal with the people that joined the walking tour that started in the morning at 10am. The food was the best food I had in Kigali! I would recommend everybody to do the cooking workshop, have the lunch, and then do a 1 hour walking tour.

As a female solo traveler in Kigali. I felt very much at ease using the mototaxi's to go places.
Written April 18, 2020
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Horse91dancer
Horsham, UK221 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a really interesting tour. You start the morning at the centre with a chat and bite to eat. We then met the ladies that create the amazing items for sale in the shop, from the absolute beginners learning to sew to the experienced ones who do intricate embroidery and sewing. They are all charming! We then went for a walk through the neighbourhood, meeting shop owners, water sellers and nursery school teachers. It was a real glimpse into everyday life. At the end of the tour I had a delicious lunch in another ladies home. It was a comfortable, happy day. I loved the experience.
Written January 18, 2020
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Gab_Ducks
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Solo
What a wonderful organisation! Very inspiring and the women make the most incredible, amazing products. Ansolute quality- fabrics, designs and fishing 😊 very happy with the top they were able to make for my sister with the fabric she chose (via FaceTime 😎)
The community tour was a little disappointing- quite expensive - (15000) and unfortunately lacked enthusiasm by the guide and all of the other establishments visited. I felt uncomfortable visiting places, as though I was imposing or the shop owners were disinterested and often didn’t engage at all, with the expception of the organisations library. Shame for the community as a whole really as I’m sure they’d benefit financially.
I love the idea but defiantly not worth the price or discomfort.
Written January 17, 2020
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Traveljunkievn
10 contributions
Sep 2022
Wonderful center that helps women thrive and earn a living. The make beautiful clothing and accessories. I would recommend doing all your shopping here. I purchased quite a few things, including beautiful cotton fabrics they sell. You can also have clothing made which due to time constraints I did not have time to do. The staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful. Support your Rwandan sisters by visiting the center and taking a cooking class or just purchase wonderful crafts. So many talented women!
Written October 12, 2022
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Eric T
Chappaqua, NY143 contributions
Feb 2020
We took a one hour walking tour (which was an abbreviated version), and we had such a great experience. It was interesting learning more about the life of local Rwandans and walking through streets I wouldn't otherwise see. I will say that one hour felt totally adequate - I think the two hour version would be too slow - BUT we really loved our tour. The guide was amazing, and the staff in the center are fantastic. The shop has really great and unique gifts/memories to bring back with you, and, of course, all serving a really fantastic cause!
Written March 7, 2020
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Daniel D
34 contributions
May 2022
We did the Nyamirambo Women's Center's cooking class and spent a morning making delicious food with Aminatha. Every single one of the dishes were very tasty, and thanks for the great instruction from our chef, we will be able to recreate them in the future. Kevin, our guide, was wonderful. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone that visits Kigali.
Written May 25, 2022
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odyek fred
Kigali, Rwanda126 contributions
Oct 2019 • Business
Do you feel like you want to know the country, and its people, support a local business, experience the livelihood of the suburb, dine like a local.

Here is the place to be. I was on city tour with my client and this was always part of my packages

To experience Nyamirambo, you need to take on this toyr, as you visit the milk bar, art shops, local market, cassava project, and mingle around as you find your way.

The walking tour is amazing though i needed to always know more.

The cuisines are on top notch. Well prepared in a buffer style. What you see during the tour don't be surprised to find them on the menu.

You serve yourself as you wise and at the end, there is a cold ice drink to soft your thisty throat.

You will leave this place when all you wanted was solved, great food.

I will always be back and i promise you more clients, and i will definately bring them. I promised to write more content, i shall do that for you.

Visit this amazing place, as away to also support the local.

Great tour, with great people, under great initiative, from lovely women.

I will be backkkkkkkkkkkk
Written October 5, 2019
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OmanSusan
Muscat338 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
Don't hesitate, book a walking tour with Nyamirambo Women's Center. Our guide was Jean Claude and he was excellent. He is super friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. We wandered around the Muslim quarter with him while he took us to various places - the centers workshop, the little library across the street from the center run by Jean Claude himself (bring books to donate!), the tailor, the beauty salon, the used clothing market, a kasava pounding place, an embroidery shop and finally to his mother's house for lunch. Lunch is optional but I highly recommend you do it. Jean Claude's mother, Aminatha, is an excellent cook and a lovely woman. It was my favourite meal of the trip! She teaches a cooking class through the women's center which I'm sure would be excellent. Since we didn't have time to do it I bought the little cookbook they give you when you do that class. There is a very nice gift shop at the center which sells the items made in their own workshop and we were able to buy many wonderful items there.
Written December 11, 2015
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