MURAHOWelcome to Ikaze Rwanda Tours & Travel


Who We Are


Ikaze establishment derived from a long time dream from its owner to run a fully-fledged tourism business entity to employ himself while also availing employment opportunities to many other fellow citizens.

The owner was as well motivated by his own industry experience, having been in tourism and hospitality industry for over five years, working as an office coordinator in a private tour firm, hotel receptionist, destination tour guide and later a tour consultant.

The Rwandan culture advises us to always care for our visitors, ensure they are well treated, therefore guarantying they feel home, obviously far away from their own homes! Ikaze Rwanda simply immerses in that cultural perspective to make any potential guest to Rwanda leaves with a life lasting experience of Remarkable Rwanda and its instinctive hospitality. Our offering portfolio extends well over Remarkable Rwanda to include some of East Africa’s finest tourist destinations such as Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya and Serengeti National park in Tanzania.

The company’s name tells a lot, and actually defines our day-to-day operations: In our local language ‘Kinyarwanda’, Ikaze means ‘Welcome’. This is a frequent and opening word addressed to visitors when coming to our households, workplaces or going a bit further; when welcoming the bride family during our traditional wedding ceremony.

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  • Providing travel opportunities to Rwanda and East African region, for both middle and budget travelers from local, regional and international backgrounds.
  • Offering top quality, tailor-made tour and travel packages at unbeatable pricing.
  • Designing responsible tours that respect preserve local cultures & lifestyles and minimize impacts on the environment
  • Involving our visitors in communities based activities which generate incomes and subsequently contribute to the welfare of the local population
  • Provide employment opportunities to our fellow citizens and business avenues to a wide range of our suppliers.

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  • React to our customers’ requests with pure passion, politeness and promptness
  • Stand for and instill responsibility, humility and selflessness in our daily operations
  • Embracing diversity, with key emphasis on discovering new destinations and appreciate new cultural practices.



Ikaze Rwanda Tours & Travels Team



Founder & Managing Director

As a business-minded professional, Yves has more than 5 years of expertise in tourism and hospitality. He’s passionate about providing opportunities to young Rwandans across the tourism value chain. When he’s not busy ensuring guests are enjoying their travels, Yves enjoys checking out new places, hiking, networking and watching soccer.



Marketing & Product Development Manager


Guy is a Tourism Enthusiast who fell in love with tourism in Rwanda and Africa. Guy has worked in Nigeria, Cameron and Rwanda promoting destinations and developing new products. When he is out of his work life, Guy enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing and watching personal development shows.



Trip Planner & Tour Guide

Kevine is a career-driven, energetic, and high-energy leader known for problem-solving and delivering timely results. She’s passionate about tourism and hospitality. In and out of her professional life, Kevine always finds herself in the middle of planning fun and memorable events for Ikaze Rwanda Tours & Travel guests.



Head Driver Guide

Gilles is a licensed Driver Guide with more than 10 years of field experience. He is well versed in translating, interpreting nature and wildlife animals in French, English, and Swahili. When you travel with Gilles, he always makes sure your stay is an unforgettable lifetime experience.



Driver Guide

Ndahiro Emmy is an award-winning tour guide with a 3-year working experience. He has been recognised as a Rwandan Specialist in bird watching. When he is not working, Emmy likes to read, work out, camping and hiking. His hobbies are reading, working out, Camping and hiking



Driver Guide


Sharif is a 3-star Bronze Driver Guide and licensed by Rwanda Development Board. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Travel and Tourism Management and has been working as a tour guide for 4 years. He’s so engaging with impeccable hospitality and customer care skills. When not on the road, Sharif enjoys listening to music, dancing, swimming and hanging out with friends.



Educational & Community-based Guide

Obed is a member of Rwanda Safaris Guide Association experienced in community-based tourism. He’s fluent in both English and French. His hobbies are traveling, learning new skills, and reading.