HRI 10th Edition - Kigali, September 2023
Daily Budget: $155
Welcome to an exhilarating and unforgettable adventure in Kigali, Rwanda! With a daily budget of just $155 per person, prepare yourself for a truly immersive and captivating experience that will leave you in awe. We have meticulously curated a package that encompasses discoveries, cultural exploration, and thrilling activities, ensuring every moment is filled with excitement and wonder.
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
Personal Accommodations and Daily Breakfast.
Immerse yourself in a realm where comfort meets excitement, where tranquility intertwines with exhilaration. La Maision d'Haiti à Kigali beckons you to embrace a fresh and unparalleled experience. So, leave behind the ordinary and seize the extraordinary, as every moment spent here becomes an unforgettable memory etched in the annals of your epic escapades!
Wake up to a delectable daily breakfast that will tantalize your taste buds and provide the perfect start to your adventurous day.
Transportation with Private Chauffeur and Full-Time Guide:
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the seamless travel experience as you are chauffeured around the city by your private chauffeur. Your full-time guide will accompany you, offering invaluable insights and recommendations, ensuring that you make the most of your time in Kigali.
City Tours & Excursions
Embark on captivating city tours and excursions that will unveil the rich history, culture, and hidden gems of Kigali. Explore vibrant neighborhoods, iconic landmarks, and immerse yourself in the captivating stories and traditions of the city. Let the past and present intertwine as you discover the unique charm of Kigali.
Kigali Memorial Tour:
Pay homage to the resilience and strength of Rwanda at the Kigali Memorial. Reflect on the nation's history and journey of healing as you explore the powerful exhibits that honor the victims of the 1994 genocide. Gain a profound understanding of Rwanda's transformation and the spirit of unity that prevails.
Visit to Enema Arts Center
Behold the luminaries behind the artistic revolution as you personally encounter the visionary founding members of Enema Arts Center. Connect with these trailblazers who have redefined the very essence of artistic expression, pushing boundaries and shattering conventions. Their sheer brilliance and infectious passion will ignite a fire within you, fueling your own artistic journey.
Visit to Rwanda's old Presidential Palace and Site of plane crash.
Delve into Rwanda's history with a visit to Rwanda's old Presidential Palace and the site of the plane crash that killed Rwandan and Burundian presidents J Habyarimana and C Ntayamira. Gain insight into the country's past, its journey towards reconciliation, and the impact of significant events. Explore the grounds and absorb the historical significance of these landmarks.
L'Hôtel des Mille Colllines Tour
Prepare for an extraordinary adventure as you step into the mesmerizing world of l'Hôtel des Mille Collines! Get ready to be swept away by an atmosphere thick with intrigue and the untold tales of the captivating movie, Hotel Rwanda. This is not just a visit—it's an immersive journey into the heart of a powerful story that will leave you spellbound!
Kigali Convention Center Tour
Marvel at the architectural marvel that is the Kigali Convention Center. Experience its grandeur, admire its modern design, and take in the panoramic views of the city. Witness world-class events and be part of the vibrant energy that emanates from this prestigious venue.
Specialty Restaurants Tour for Local Delights:
Indulge in the diverse flavors of Rwanda at specialty restaurants that showcase the best of the local cuisine. From traditional delicacies to modern interpretations, savor the unique tastes and aromas that will leave you craving more.
Art Markets Tour:
Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and diverse artistic creations at the large art market. Discover unique souvenirs, handmade crafts, and stunning artworks that showcase Rwanda's rich cultural heritage. Take a piece of this vibrant culture home with you, cherishing the memories of your time in Kigali.
Visit to Kimironco Market
Experience the lively ambiance of Kimironco Market, a bustling hub of local culture and commerce. Explore the vibrant stalls overflowing with fresh produce, unique crafts, and mouthwatering local delicacies. Engage with friendly vendors, haggle for treasures, and immerse yourself in the authentic flavors and colors of Rwanda.
Visit to Choose Kigali Art Gallery & Restaurant:
Indulge your senses at Choose Kigali Art Gallery & Restaurant, where art and gastronomy intertwine. Delight in exquisite artworks while savoring culinary masterpieces that celebrate the flavors and traditions of Rwanda. Let your taste buds and visual senses collide in a symphony of delights.
Visit to Kigali Area 250
Indulge in the extraordinary with the unforgettable experience of "Kigali Area 250" – a one-of-a-kind retreat where exceptional living accommodations seamlessly blend fine art, fine cuisine, and an ambiance that is nothing short of sublime. Prepare to embark on a journey that will tantalize your senses and leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Experience Kigali Nightlife Scene:
As the sun sets, Kigali transforms into a vibrant hub of nightlife. Discover trendy bars, live music venues, and lively clubs that pulsate with energy. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, dance to infectious beats, and create unforgettable memories in the heart of the city.
Participation in Car Free Day:
Join the festivities of Car Free Day, where the city comes alive with sustainable living and community engagement. Stroll through car-free streets bustling with exciting activities, performances, and local vendors. Connect with the warm-hearted locals, fostering meaningful connections and leaving a positive impact.
Embrace the essence of Kigali in a truly immersive way through a captivating walking tour, where every step unveils the city's hidden gems and weaves together a tapestry of culture, history, and vibrant life. Beyond the traditional tourist experiences, a walking tour allows you to intimately connect with Kigali, immersing yourself in its sights, sounds, and stories, and gaining a deeper understanding of this captivating city..
Lobey A&T Day & Night Bike Rides:
Embark on exhilarating Lobey A&T Day & Night Bike Rides, where adventure and stunning landscapes await. Explore picturesque trails during the day, taking in breathtaking views, and let the enchanting ambiance of nightfall guide your path. Experience the thrill of cycling through captivating surroundings, creating memories that will last a lifetime
Embark on a sensory journey like no other as you immerse yourself in a truly special time at Cafe Zamunda in Kigali, indulging in the perfect combination of freshly brewed coffee and delectable samosas. Prepare to be captivated by a delightful blend of flavors, aromas, and cozy ambiance that will make your visit to Cafe Zamunda an unforgettable experience.
Visit to Serena Hotel Spa
Experience the epitome of relaxation and luxury as you unwind at Serena Hotel in Kigali, indulging in a blissful escape that encompasses the rejuvenating benefits of a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and soothing massages. Step into a world of tranquility and let the stresses of everyday life melt away as you embark on a journey of pure pampering and self-car
Jogging through Kigali
Jogging through Kigali's streets early in the morning unveils a different side of the city. The roads, usually teeming with activity, are now peacefully empty, allowing you to explore at your own pace. It's as if the city belongs to you, granting you the freedom to immerse yourself fully in its sights, sounds, and hidden corners.
A visit to the Independent University of Kigali (ULK) would give you the opportunity to explore one of Rwanda's leading higher education institutions and gain insights into its academic programs, campus life, and the overall educational environment.
Neighborhood Restaurant Tour
A visit to the neighborhood restaurant will provide you with an immersive experience that goes beyond just the food itself. It allows you to delve into the local culture, interact with the community, and create lasting memories.
Exploring the permanent art collection at La Maison d'Haiti à Kigali
Exploring the permanent art collection at La Maison d'Haiti à Kigali offers a captivating and enriching experience that celebrates the art and culture of Haiti. La Maison d'Haiti, located in Kigali, Rwanda, serves as a cultural center dedicated to promoting Haitian art, heritage, and creative expressions. The permanent art collection within the center showcases a diverse range of artworks that reflect the talent, history, and narratives of Haitian artists.
"Rwanda History 101 and One-on-One
"Rwanda History 101 and One-on-One" refers to a comprehensive and personalized learning experience about the history of Rwanda. It suggests an in-depth exploration of Rwanda's past through educational sessions, discussions, or guided tours. It is a personalized and intimate learning experience. Participants may have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions with survivors, or individuals who have experienced Rwanda's history firsthand. These personal interactions provide a deeper and more emotional understanding of the country's past, allowing participants to ask questions, hear personal stories, and gain insights that go beyond the textbooks.
Experiencing art in the gardens
Experiencing art in the gardens is a unique and enriching way to engage with various forms of artistic expression while enjoying the beauty and serenity of outdoor surroundings. One of the highlights of experiencing art in the gardens is the natural backdrop provided by the surrounding environment. Lush greenery, open spaces, trees, flowers create a picturesque setting that enhances the artistic experience. The combination of art and nature can evoke a sense of harmony and inspiration, providing a unique context for appreciating the artwork.
Unleash your modeling talent and become an instant celebrity
"Unleash your modeling talent and become an instant celebrity with the in-house resources" resources are readily available that can help aspiring models accelerate their journey towards celebrity status.
Expert guidance and mentorship
Access to industry networks
State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
Personal branding and marketing support
Collaborative opportunities and exposure
Continuous support and development
Kigali National TV (KTV) Tour
A visit to the Kigali National TV station would offer you a unique opportunity to explore one of Rwanda's prominent media outlets and gain insights into the country's broadcasting industry. Kigali National TV (KTV) is the national television station of Rwanda, serving as a primary source of news, entertainment, and educational programming for the Rwandan population.
Textile Apparel Leather Investment Forum
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of the textile, apparel, and leather industries as you attend the prestigious Textile Apparel Leather Investment Forum. This exclusive event gathers industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and experts from around the globe, offering a unique opportunity to explore the latest trends, innovations, and investment opportunities in these dynamic sectors.
The Textile Apparel Leather Investment Forum goes beyond business and investment discussions. It also embraces the cultural and artistic aspects of these industries. Witness captivating fashion shows where talented designers showcase their creations, pushing the boundaries of creativity and setting new trends.
Haitians Living in Africa Summit @ La Maison d'Haiti à Kigali
Imagine being part of an extraordinary gathering, the first-ever Summit of Haitians Living in Africa. This groundbreaking event brings together a diverse community of individuals who share a common heritage and a passion for growth, collaboration, and the pursuit of excellence. The Summit offers a unique opportunity for you to connect, network, and learn from fellow Haitians living in Africa, opening doors to personal and professional development that can shape the trajectory of your future.
As you step into the Summit, you become immersed in an atmosphere of inspiration and possibility. The energy is palpable, with like-minded individuals gathered in one place, driven by a shared desire to connect, share experiences, and explore opportunities. The Summit becomes a melting pot of ideas, knowledge, and aspirations.
During the event, you engage in meaningful conversations, exchanging insights and perspectives with individuals who have navigated similar paths. Through workshops, panel discussions, and interactive sessions, you gain valuable knowledge and expertise from experts and thought leaders. The Summit becomes a platform for learning, where you can acquire new skills, expand your horizons, and gain fresh perspectives on various aspects of life, career, and personal growth.
..... and much more,
The Haiti Rwanda Initiative is working to bring the following artists and designers to Kigali for performance and shows during your visit.
Allan Cavé @ Africa A La Mode Fashion Show - Kigali Convention Center.
Cavé has become a prolific songwriter, with a catalogue of songs and unreleased recordings in English, French, and Haitian Creole. When once asked what inspires him, he answered simply: “Life and people”. He said he would prefer to be remembered as writer and composer, as it takes not just talent, but passion, aspiration, discipline and hard work to write songs and release an album. He is a sought-after performer in the French-Caribbean community.
Cavé has collaborated with some known kompa artists and bands of the French Caribbean such as Malavoi, Mario DeVolcy, Tanya Saint-Val, Haddy N'jie and Roy Shirley. In 2001 he launched his first solo album, Se Pa Pou Dat, which was an enormous success. This album seems to transcend barriers of language and cultural sound, with its melodies popular in Japan, Africa and South America, even though listeners may not understand the words. He continuous to have a solo career and has released five solo kompa albums. - Wikipedia
Beethovas Obas @ Choose Kigali Restaurant and Art Gallery
Après son premier album, « le chant de liberté » qu’il dédie secrètement à son père disparu, (cf le titre “Yon dènye mo”) un dernier mot, tout s’enchaîne : Malavoi l’emmène en Martinique où il enregistre Nou Pa Moun. S’ensuivent, gloire et triomphe et les portes du succès lui sont ouvertes sur tous les continents. « Si… » est l’album qui le mène aux étoiles et fait de lui une star internationale.
Son septième album longtemps en gestation, voit enfin le jour ! Une fois de plus Beethova a décidé de mettre l’Homme au centre du débat. Il nous invite à reprendre confiance en nous, même si le pays est décrié. Le titre de son nouvel album nous remonte le moral : « Bon Bagay » ! Oui ! Des gens bien. - beethovaobasofficial.com/biographie/
Phelicia Dell & Veve Collections @ Africa A La Mode Fashion Show - Kigali Convention Center.
We are thrilled to announce the participation of our award-winning Haitian fashion designer, Phelicia Dell, in the prestigious "Africa à la Mode" fashion show at the Kigali Center. Phelicia Dell's remarkable talent and unique design aesthetics will join forces with renowned Rwandan designers, creating a fusion of styles and cultures that promises to dazzle the audience.
Phelicia Dell's designs have garnered international recognition for their innovative approach, blending traditional Haitian influences with contemporary elements. Her exquisite craftsmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to sustainability have made her a trailblazer in the fashion industry.
As Phelicia Dell takes to the runway at the Kigali Center, expect to be captivated by her signature blend of vibrant colors, bold patterns, and intricate embellishments. Her collection will showcase the beauty of Haitian culture and pay homage to the country's rich history, while also incorporating modern twists that reflect her global vision
Ecole et Compagnie de Danse Vivianne Gauthier @ Africa A La Mode Fashion Show - Kigali Convention Center and other locations
Ancienne élève de Lavinia Williams, Professeure de culture physique à la Troupe Folklorique Nationale au Théâtre de Verdure et au Casino International, Professeure de danse à l’École Nationale des Arts (ENARTS), Vivianne Gauthier, la doyenne de la danse haïtienne a su mettre en valeur la richesse des rites traditionnels hérités de l’Afrique, tels : le Congo, le Nago, le Petro, le Rada.
Elle a totalisé environ 77 ans d`expérience dans sa profession, a légué à la postérité sa «Compagnie et son École de danse» et a pu transmettre sa flamme à bon nombre de jeunes. Elle a reçu, de son vivant, plus de trente (30) distinctions.
L’AMICALE DES ANCIENS DANSEURS ET DES ANCIENNES DANSEUSES DE LA COMPAGNIE ET ÉCOLE DE DANSE VIVIANNE GAUTHIER (AADADCEDVIG) continues the tradition since taking over the danse company since January 2018.
Farah Williams @ La Maison d'Haiti à Kigali
Farah Williams, also known as "Fama," is a Haitian-American fashion designer who embodies extravagance and impeccable style. Driven by her passion, Farah pursued her dream of becoming a designer, earning a degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where she was recognized with the esteemed "Best Collection" award. Farah soon embarked on a remarkable journey, working her way up from a retailer at White House Black Market to a production manager at Vera Wang.
Her expertise in crafting exquisite bridal and evening gowns for exclusive clientele honed her skills and nurtured her creative vision. But it was her love for travel that truly inspired Farah. Exploring art galleries and boutiques around the world, she gained a profound appreciation for diverse cultures, fueling her desire to create the "Fama Resort Wear Collection." Her sophisticated, chic style, infused with vibrant colors, captivating prints, and alluring textures, aims to empower women globally, making them feel feminine, sexy, and confident.
With unyielding determination, Farah is now poised to share her passion and artistry with the world, as she aspires to establish herself as an elite Haitian-American designer in the industry. Brace yourself for the rise of Farah Williams, a visionary designer whose creations exude elegance and allure, leaving an indelible mark on the fashion world.
Show Your Colors
To "show your colors" means to be authentic and genuine, refusing to hide or conform to societal expectations or norms. It is an act of self-empowerment, where you embrace your uniqueness and celebrate the qualities that set you apart. By doing so, you inspire others to do the same, creating a ripple effect that encourages acceptance, inclusivity, and the celebration of individuality.
"Showing your colors" extends beyond mere self-expression. It also encompasses advocating for causes and values that are important to you. It is about standing up for what you believe in, whether it be social justice, equality, environmental sustainability, or any other cause that resonates with your core values. By sharing your convictions and taking action, you become a catalyst for positive change, igniting conversations and inspiring others to join you in making a difference.
Personalized tours and special services.
More personalized tours and special services can be arranged through our partners.
"Visit Rwanda" is an invitation to explore the country and experience its unique offerings. It highlights the diverse landscapes, vibrant culture, rich history, and warm hospitality that Rwanda has to offer. It offers a diverse range of experiences, from exploring the country's natural beauty and wildlife to engaging with its culture, history, and warm-hearted people. It provides an opportunity to connect with the essence of Rwanda and leave with a deep appreciation for its captivating landscapes, cultural heritage, and remarkable progress in the face of adversity.
Land of a Thousand Hills
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Wildlife Encounters with white glove service
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