12 Day Health Education Tour

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Join us on our Health Tour to better understand the health care challenges faced by Rwanda.

Trip Highlights include:

  • A visit to the Humure village where you will learn about the challenges of health care in a refugee community
  • A tour of the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital at Ndera to learn about the challenges of mental health care
  • Safari in Akagera National Park, then a visit to Humure village to learn about the special challenges of health care in this refugee community.
  • Endangered Mountain Gorillas

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Day 1: Kigali

Historical exploration of Kigali including landmarks from pre-colonial until post-genocide times. Then a very personal introduction to life in Rwanda by members of African Unique Safaris & Tours and invited guest. Evening presentation on public health systems by a representative of the Ministry of Health or a leading NGO.

Day 2: Kigali - Rwinkwavu - Akagera National Park

Meeting with a representative of TRACNet to learn about the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief. Then transfer to Rwinkwavu Hospital in the east to learn about Partners in Health and the Clinton Foundation.

Day 3: Akagera National Park - Humure - Akagera National Park

Safari in Akagera National Park, then of to visit Humure village to learn about the special challenges of health care in this refugee community.

elephants-swamp rhino leopard giraffes-kidepo-valley Zebra Crossing

Day 4: Akagera National Park - Ndera – Kigali

Transfer to the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital at Ndera to learn about challenges of mental health care, then visit to Les Enfants de Dieu, a fascinating street children project modeled by the Rwandan government.

Day 5: Kigali city

Visit to the Kigali Memorial Center for an education and introduction in to reconciliation measures followed by a visit to King Faisal Hospital and introduction to Rwanda’s leading medical facility.

Networking cocktail with invited guests from a range of institutions and organizations.

Kigali Genocide Memorial Kigali Genocide Memorial

Day 6: Kigali - Gitarama – Kigali

Visit to the Kigali Health Institute (KHI) and meet with professors and students. Visit Urukundo Home for Children in Gitarama to learn about a family and community nursing approach.

uganda-orphange orphanage

Day 7: Kigali - Bugesera – Kigali

Excursion to the Rwandan Millennium Village in Bugesera to learn about successful development interventions.

Day 8: Kigali - Shingiro – Gisenyi

Transfer to Shingiro Health Center, run by the Comprehensive Community Health Initiatives & Programs. Transfer to Gisenyi at Lake Kivu.

Day 9: Rubavu-Gisenyi

Morning presentation on the plight of the Batwa and a visit to their community to learn about pottery, dance and visit to a traditional healer. Leisure time at the beach or pool.

bg-the-batwa-experience the-batwa-experience

Day 10: Rubavu

Boat excursion on the lake to visit and learn about coffee growing ‘from crop to cup’. Leisure time at the beach or pool. Evening presentation on gorilla conservation.

coffee farm drying coffee beans raw

Day 11: Gisenyi - Volcanoes National Park – Kigali

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. Transfer to Kigali.

Gorilla Trekking Gorilla rwanda-mountain-gorilla-trekking-tours

Day 12: Kigali

Optional visits to crafts markets for souvenir shopping and, possibly, further social projects (depending on time).

Transfer to the airport and farewell. End of our Trip.

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