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Young Life RWANDA July 2022

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.

Trip Itinerary

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.

Dates (tentative) for Rwanda: June 26 - July 3, 2022

Additional days can be added on before or after these dates spent with the team in Rwanda.

Cost: $1800 per person

Includes all ground transportation, meals, and lodging. Price is per person, double occupancy and subject to change based on dates selected. Does not include airfare, visas, tips, gorilla tracking, or trip extensions.

Trip Extensions Available:

Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania: Join a group headed to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro after your visit to Rwanda. One of the world’s seven summits, called the rooftop of Africa, it stands at 19,340 ft. and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. This 7-day adventure promises to be the experience of a lifetime. Led by expert guides, let's check this off your bucket list. Previous climbing experience is not a requirement, the climb is not technical. Price includes ground transportation, meals, lodging, park fees and guides. Does not include airfare, visas, hiking gear or tips. Cost: $5,500.

Safari: Take a 3-night/4-day Safari hosted by knowledgeable local guides and accompanied by Young Life staff and leaders. Pricing from $2,880, with varying levels of accommodations available. Additional days in Arusha can be added if part of your group is climbing Kilimanjaro and part is doing Safari.

Gorilla Trekking: This unique opportunity will leave you speechless. 1, 2 and 3-day treks available. Prices vary based on accommodations.

For more information:

Tina Atkinson - Expeditions Coordinator

tatkinson@younglife.com or (520) 730-9813

YLX Travel, LLC & CA registered seller of travel, 212739-50 serves Expeditions participants in their travel needs.

Credits:

Created with images by Paul Longhurst - "Mountain Gorilla " • Faustin Tuyambaze - "Nyungwe park" • Serrah Galos - "https://www.instagram.com/rwanda_nziza/ https://www.rwandanziz.com" • William Phipps - "Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. She was watching me as close as I was watching her. What a wonderful experience. Amazing personality!" • sutirta budiman - "A lone hot air balloon over a herd of zebras."