Solo Tour Guide Services
To have an individual tour, use a Solo Tour Guide, a private friendly tour guide. Somebody who is local will be invaluable to you for your safety and to know where to go. Apart from looking after your safety and welfare at all times, his local knowledge will make your stay extra special.
Charles is an outdoor guy. He has completed his studies in tourism and hotel management. He has worked in tourism since 2015. Furthermore he is a local guide as well as a field guide. He has also worked in the Volcanoes National Park on a temporary basis. As such he has experience of tourists and their requirements. Indeed he thoroughly enjoys meeting people from all over the world. He loves learning about their different cultures and comparing them to his own. Charles has also worked as a chief of housekeeping. This too has helped him interact and understand the needs of tourists. Ever polite Charles is currently working as a guide for a tourist compound. For hobbies, he likes scenic walks, bird watching and catching up with his friends.
Total cost for the guide services of Charles for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Charles after his services. Total 95 US dollars.
Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Charles for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Charles after his services. Total 50 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
How To book A Solo Tour Guide
To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.
Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively whatsapp +94-75-225-0678.
Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Highlights of Kigali
Kigali is the capital of Rwanda. The city itself is roughly located in the centre of the country. In addition with a population of 745,000 it is easily the largest city in Rwanda.
Regretfully Rwanda suffered a genocide in 1994. You can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. The civil war resulted in about 800,000 deaths in 100 days. The film “Hotel Rwanda” depicts the situation. The scale of the genocide shuck the world. However the tension between the taller thinner Tutsis and the Hutus goes back to colonial days. At that time the Belgian occupants favoured the minority Tutsis for government employment. And with the shooting down of the Hutu President in 1994 the Tutsis were blamed. As a result of this event the hidden resentment resurfaced and sparked the mass killings of the Tutsis. Furthermore you can also see the bullet holes of the hospital under Belgian peace keepers at the time at Camp Kigali Memorial.
But that’s the past. Nowadays this city renews itself with its many restaurants and night life. In other words it looks to its future.
One of the cultural venues to visit is the Inema Arts Centre. Housing art exhibitions, it also is an educational centre. Workshops regularly take place to promote African arts . Likewise crafts too. Products include bespoke jewellery, leather products and linens. Their theme is “Art with a Mission”. Similarly they also give tradition dance classes on a weekly basis. A true arts centre to promote African art in all its forms to children and adults.
Another place you may wish to visit is the Rwanda Art Museum. It was a former Presidential Palace. He pad a pet snake pool where a giant python resided. After the plane crash, the python escaped and was never seen again. The plane debris is still visible but you are not allowed to take photos. There are Ankole long-horned cattle in the grounds. Often dancers entertain visitors with a tribal dance.
Other places of interest may include some of the churches, notably Nyamata Church and Ntarama Church. For markets try Kimironko Market. A traditional African market with all the noise and haggling thrown in. Best to visit with a guide to help you seek the real bargains.