From crafting, banana juice making, traditional construction, cooking, candle dipping, homestays, to drumming and dancing, the Azizi Life Experiences give you and your family a chance to truly understand the Rwandan way of life. During these day trips, you are fully immersed in Rwandan culture, meeting the local people and experiencing their everyday life.
Azizi Life, Gitarama Road, Gitarama, Rwanda +250 785 781 146
Enjoy being away from the city and relax by the lakeside of Lake Kivu. As you lounge by the lakeside, local boats will pull up and offer you trips to the small islands and the hot springs. Remember to haggle for a great price on your boat ride and be aware of the weather (if it looks like rain is coming, it’s best not to go offshore). If you feel like splurging then stay at the fabulous Serena Lake Kivu Hotel. Their standard rooms have two double beds, which is perfect for a small family.
Serena Lake Kivu Hotel Ave de la Cooperation, Gisenyi, Rwanda +250 252 541 100
Get a different view of Rwanda as you navigate the Mukungwa River in your canoe. Kingfisher Journeys welcome children from four years old to join in their half-day canoeing trips, which take off from Musanze. Enjoy the beautiful diversity of Rwanda’s countryside, wildlife and water life, and meet some members of the local communities that live along the riverside – a wonderful experience for all ages.
Rain can be very unpredictable in Rwanda. When you are caught out with a couple of days of rain and you have children that need to escape from home, then head to the indoor soft-play area at Monaco Café. You pay per hour for your children to enjoy the play area while you can sit back and relax with a drink and some food. Be prepared to pay for more than one hour to let your children explore.
Monaco Café, KN 82 St, Kigali, Rwanda +250 733 253 788
Fazenda Sengha offers horse riding lessons every day of the week. Situated on top of Mount Kigali, the views are spectacular, so sit back and relax while your children enjoy the horse riding. You can also join in with them for a family horse riding lesson. Take a picnic and stay for lunch; there are tables to use and lots of green space for the children to run and around. Also on offer is a zip line and horse trails for when you want to head off course.
Fazenda Sengha, Kigali, Rwanda +250 788 551 787
Go Kigali Tours offer half-day and full-day tours that let you and your family experience the city of Kigali. Full-day tour stops include a trip to the top of Mount Kigali for views of the city and the countryside, drinks at a milk bar, a trip to a neighbourhood market, a mural walk, a Rwandan lunch, Rwandan coffee, a ride on a water taxi, a neighbourhood walk and a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial. The half tour includes a trip to Mount Kigali, a mural walk, drinks at a milk bar and a visit to a neighbourhood market.