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A Day at Imbabazi, a Centre for Hope

Rwanda, Munsanze
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Duration

1 day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Francais, Kinyarwada, Swahilii

Overview

Imbabazi, a Center for Hope in Rwanda, was established by Rosamond Carr, an American fashion illustrator who turned her Rwandan farm into a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. Carr was inspired to start Imbabazi after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which left thousands of children orphaned. Carr believed that every child deserves a chance to grow up in a loving and supportive environment. She worked tirelessly to create a home for Imbabazi’s children, where they could receive the care and education they needed to thrive.

Imbabazi has grown from a small farm to a thriving centre for hope. Today, the organisation provides a home for over 200 children, as well as educational and vocational training programs. Imbabazi also works to empower the children it serves by teaching them about their rights and responsibilities. Carr’s vision for Imbabazi is one of hope and opportunity. She believed that every child deserves a chance to build a better future. Imbabazi is a living testament to her commitment to making that dream a reality.

In one of Roz’s quotations: “I believe that every child deserves a chance to grow up in a loving and supportive environment. Imbabazi is a place where children can find hope and a new beginning.” This clearly reflects her deep commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment for Imbabazi’s children. She believed that every child deserves a chance to thrive, and she worked tirelessly to make that dream a reality.

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Highlights

  • Visit Home for children
  • A Trip to the Community Center
  • Gardens
  • Farm
  • Historic Retreat

Itinerary

Full Day Itinerary at Imbabazi, A Centre For Hope
Full Day Itinerary at Imbabazi, A Centre For Hope

This tour takes you to Imbabazi Orphanage, located in the west of Rwanda, via the Musanze/Volcanoes area. The drive offers picturesque views of the land of a thousand hills. Imbabazi Orphanage lies at the edge of the Volcanoes Massif and is a site to behold for travellers to Rwanda who are seeking an intimate, off-the-beaten-path encounter and appreciation of the legacy of some of the world's most caring souls.

The late founder, Rosamond Carr, an American commonly known as Roz, left her country and came to Africa in 1949. Rwanda eventually became her second home until she passed away in 2016, after spending more than 50 years in the country.

On this tour, you will learn more about Roz's life, the orphanage she set up after the 1994 genocide, her stories and friendship with Dian Fossey, and see where scenes from the movie "Gorillas in the Mist" were filmed. You will also stroll through local farmlands and English gardens, enjoying the vast majority of colourful flowers and birds. Lunch and soft drinks will be served at the site. During your visit, you will have time to interact with the children who are educated at the center. You are welcome to leave donations that help sustain the work and legacy of Roz Carr.

After this beautiful day at Imbabazi, you will drive back to Kigali, where the tour will end.

Included/Excluded

  • Lunch and Soft Drinks during the tour
  • 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
  • English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver
  • Tourist Entry Visa
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Tips and Gratuities

Durations

Full day (7+ hours)

Tour's Location

Rwanda, Munsanze
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ikaze

Member Since 2023

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ivan.rody@gmail.com

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