Village visits at Gitarama

Geri Skeens, a volunteer with Azazi Life in Gitarama, has forwarded us the following details:

Village Visits

Azizi Life Experiences offers cultural tourism days that connect you with rural Rwanda.  Local artisans and their families invite you to spend the day with them:  you can join in with agricultural activities, share a midday meal and learn to weave a simple object in sisal with expert tuition.  Activities depend on the season, the weather and your interests.  Gain insight into the life of rural Rwandans and their families.  Let your hosts show you the beauty as well as the rigor of their daily lives. 

These visits have been created and are run jointly by Azizi Life and artisan co-operatives with which it partners.  The fee you pay directly benefits the co-operative members and their families.  In addition, 5% of revenues are set aside for community projects.

$70 (with discounts available)

‘Our students have not stopped talking about the Azizi Life trip!!!  They had an awesome time.’ Leah Bright, GoED Africa

‘I felt like one of the family.  A “one in a million” wonderful day and an experience I will never forget.’  Julia Corbett, VSO volunteer in Rwanda

For more information go to or phone Tom on 07 83 04 96 65 or 07 85 78 11 46.


One thought on “Village visits at Gitarama

  1. Cheryl Bishop says:

    Visiting Rwanda in September…How do I arrange a village visit? Can this be done privately or through a tourist office.. This sounds such a nice thing to do. Love to get to understand the people who are the bases of the places we visit.

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