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Rwanda and Uganda Photographic Safari- The Lens of Hope

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Learning Journeys partners with IED - Institute of Entrepreneurial Design- for an exclusive program focusing on deep responsible cultural immersion and experiential photography.

A once in a lifetime visit that captures the soul of hope. Due to its remoteness and hilly terrain, it was one of the last places to come into contact with the rest of the world. It is our responsibility, desire and pleasure to offer you deep and very personal insight into this unique environment.

It will challenge your perceptions of Africa and of the world in general. This immersive journey is a one-in-a-lifetime chance to meet genocide survivors, visit NGO’s to give back to the community, trek amongst the wildlife, and engage in countless cultural immersions along the way!

After your journey through Rwanda, you will make your way to Uganda! During your stay, you’ will be immersed into the authentic African cultures as you spend time with the local communities, giving you a taste of the African wilderness during the Game Drives, the Chimpanzee trekking experiences, and a photography immersion like no other - where your instructor will take you into the field so you may take landscape photos in real-time, providing trainer-trainee interaction and discussion on wildlife photography!

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Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Theater Arts
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

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Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

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What You Will Learn/Do

•Photography -Wildlife and Human

•Kigali Genocide Museum Journey

•Art, Painting & Dance class sessions

•Tea & Coffee immersions

•Photography from a professional

•Mountain Gorilla Trekking


•NGO visits

•Visit to Entebbe Orphanage

•History of introduction of tea in the region

Why This Program Is Unique

•See first-hand how Rwanda and Uganda are now modern nations with a fast growing economy and why Rwanda is consistently rated as one of the most competitive, cleanest and safest countries in Africa.

•Learning about Rwanda’s true cultural from the locals

•Trek through nature in the “Home of the Gorillas” and connect to the wildlife with a professional photographer

•Journey through the Kigali Genocide Museum with an educational lens of reparation and rebuilding of society

•Learning Journeys certificate of completion

How This Program Benefits The Local Community

•NGO visit to Nyamirambo Women’s Centre

•Local Guides

•Visit to NGO Ingoma Nshya Women's Initiative

•Visit to Red Rocks; a social enterprise aiming at improving the quality of life of local people

•Visit the Bigodi wetlands and KAFRED Community based tourism projects to get an overview of how communities are co-existing and benefiting from tourism

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Services Included

• Professional Photographer instructor • Meet & Greet at Kigali and Entebbe International Airport • Return airport transfers • PCR COVID-19 test • 8-night accommodation in mid-range lodge properties in Rwanda • 4-night accommodation in Uganda • Daily meals-Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner • Soft drinks & Fruits assortment • Guided journey at Kigali Genocide Memorial • Photography & Filming permit at Kigali Genocide Museum • Kigali walking tour & Cooking class • Art, Painting & Dance class sessions • Guided tour at Gisimba Memorial Centre • King’s Palace Museum entry fees • Ingoma Shya ‘All women Drumming troop‘ • Tea & Coffee immersions • Guided tour at the former Imbabazi Orphanage Centre • Cultural immersion (Local beer brewery) • Community & village tour at the Twin Lakes • Ground transportation, 4WD van, with fuel inclusive • English speaking driver guide Mountain Gorillas trekking- one trek per person • Tinka’s Homestead Immersion • Chimpanzee trekking- one trek per person • Bigodi Wetlands walk • Women Craft village • Lake Katwe Salt Mine • Entry fees at Queen Elizabeth National Park • Africa’s Big Game Safari at Queen Elizabeth NP • Car entry at Queen Elizabeth NP • Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel • Kasoga Village Fishing Immersion • KAFRED Community based tourism project • Guided tour at Entebbe orphanage school • Canopy walk permit per person • Mineral drinking water • All Government and airport taxes

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