Why an Expedition to Rwanda?
Experience. Travel with Young Life to see Rwanda up close: the country, the people, the ministry. Young Life Africa invites you and your family to have the trip of a lifetime.
Engage. Groups will be hosted by local staff & leaders, spending time alongside ministry outreaches in communities where Young Life is active and growing today. Personally see where leaders do ministry and witness how they show up in a teenager's life.
Explore. A new country. A different continent. Remote cultures. People and places where God is moving like never before.
Day 1: Arrive in Kigali, greeted by local Young Life staff and leaders. Transportation to your hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 2: Explore the city of Kigali, learning the history of Rwanda through visits to the Genocide Memorial and local markets.
Day 3: Visit with local Young Life volunteers and hear their family stories, learning more about the country's history.
Day 4: Visit Volcanoes National Park and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund's Karisoke Research Center to learn about ongoing gorilla research. Tracking of mountain gorillas is available, depending on permit availability, not included in trip cost.
Day 5: Spend the day alongside Young Life leaders as they do contact work with kids. Attend a leader meeting and hear about ministry happening in schools and neighborhoods.
Day 6: Morning pick-up for a 2.5 hour drive to Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda. Upon arrival at the park, take advantage to see many animals on your way to the Lodge. Take an afternoon boat safari where the rhinos are sure to be spotted. The park also hosts a growing pride of lions.
Day 7: Return to Kigali and depart for home or on to your next adventure.