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Rwanda Rising: 2017

Known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is a gorgeous country that is home to the rare mountain gorilla—as well as a devastating recent history of genocide. On this journey, we will experience all of Rwanda’s complexities with insiders and philanthropists who are at the forefront of building a bright new future.

What to Expect

On this five-day trip, which will be led by Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, we will learn about the conflicts that led to the mass murder of nearly a tenth of Rwanda’s residents, meet with activists who are helping to forge a hopeful future and trek to see the endangered gorillas in their mountain habitat.

  • When
    Sept. 21 – 27, 2017
  • Length
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Do Gooders , Soul Searchers , Trailblazers

This Journey's Host

Indagare is thrilled to announce that this journey will be hosted by our founder Melissa Biggs Bradley. Melissa is a recognized expert in African travel and knows Rwanda well. With Melissa, you will travel behind-the-scenes of the country’s cultural centers and forests to meet with the people who know its history and landscape best, enjoying the opportunity to hear their powerful stories, learn from their insider perspectives and experience authentic interactions with our closest animal cousins.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    Sept. 21 – 27, 2017
  • Length
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 10 travelers
  • Host
    Melissa Biggs Bradley


  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Trekking permits to see the endangered mountain gorillas
  • Guided touring of can't-miss cultural sites in Rwanda, including the Genocide Memorial


  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and alcoholic beverages (not indicated in the itinerary) and optional activities
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected the articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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