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Full-Day Kimironko Private Tour with Lunch

Kimironko is a bustling and vibrant multi-cultural commercial suburb of Kigali that offers visitors a typical African flair. Comparable with South Africa’s ‘Township Tours’, this unique full-day experience brings you right into the heart of the colors, noises and smells of urban Rwanda. Here, people from different educational, cultural and social backgrounds live together among enchanting shops and the busy market, and other commercial activities. Our work in Kimironko is fundamentally geared towards social and economic empowerment. The Urban Community-Based tourism is a first step towards enhancing and promoting the skills of young women in Kimironko. The visitors also have the opportunity to contribute to this work, not only do they bring income and experience but some decide to build more durable relationships and volunteer their time or money to the micro-enterprise ideas of the locals. This contributes to a more sustainable future.

per adult from

$138

AUD

Duration

6 to 7 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Lunch - Rwandan cooked meal prepared during your culinary lessons
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Bottled Water and soft drinks
    • Pastries served as desert from The Women's Bakery
    • Jewellery or an african craft from the Abraham Konga Collection
    What's excluded :
    • African shirt or blouse tailored at the Kimironko Market
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kimironko Market, 194 St Kg, Kigali Rwanda

    Meet with local vendors Kimironko Market, where you will get to see fruits of all types that are produced and consumed locally. You will
    see also has all sorts of African batik prints and crafts that make the market very colourful and vibrant. Before visiting the vegetables and fruits section you will get a chance to select a material that you fancy which will be tailored to a shirt or dress of an African design that you fancy. You will aslo have a chance to shop for all kinds of handmade gifts and souvenirs.

    We then visit a section of the market that hosts vendors selling locally and regionally grown fruit, vegetables, and spices. You will get a chance to spot and taste many fruits you might not have in your home country before shopping for vegetables, grains and spices that will be used for your culinary lessons and have for lunch.

    Other things of interest in the market include an introduction to a womens association who teach unprivileged women the art of African hair braiding. You can also learn on a hands on way how to braid or have a lock of your hair braided just for fun.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Women's Bakery, 13 KG 176 St, Kigali, Rwanda

    The Women's Bakery is a women social enterprise in Kimironko which is among a chain of bakeries in East Africa. The initiative helps to equip vulnerable women in Rwanda with skills to launch and manage bakeries in their communities so as to create access to gainful employment. They sell among other pastries affordable breads which help in reducing food insecurity in their communities. All of the necessary ingredients are sourced locally which also contributes to the well being local farmers and suppliers.

    Here you will learn more about this women's bakery as well as shop for some desserts which we will have after lunch and will also contribute to their their commendable initiative. Costs are included in tour price

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Abraham Konga Jewelry Collections, KG 672 St, Kimihurura House 31, Kigali Rwanda

    Abraham Konga Collections is a Jewel store founded and run by Abraham Konga, a self taught jewellery designer who recycles discarded materials such as old padlocks to create to create high quality Africa jewellery .

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up from any Airbnb's, homestay and guest houses in KigaliAirports
    • Kigali Intl. Airport, Kigali Rwanda
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by NEW DAWN ASSOCIATES LTD

Activity ID: V-47807P24

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