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A Life-Changing Insight Trip

When you travel on an Opportunity Insight Trip, you will get a firsthand look at both the beauty and the challenges of our world. Our local staff will guide you through neighborhoods, teach you about history, and introduce you to entrepreneurs in their homes and businesses. You'll build relationships with fellow travelers, and count clients as dear new friends. When you're on an Insight Trip, you aren't a regular tourist. You're an explorer. You're a student of the world. And you'll return home inspired, encouraged, and changed.

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Opportunity’s Impact in Africa

388,000
Total Active Loans in Africa
1.8M
Total Active Deposit Accounts in Africa
500+
Schools in Clusters

Exploring Rwanda

Known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda’s breathtaking scenery and friendly people the true power of resilience and transformation. Learn how Rwanda has overcome unbelievable obstacles to achieve progressive change and abundant hope. 

 

The Opportunity Experience

Insight Trips are safe, eye-opening, and unforgettable adventures. You will be in expert hands when you travel with our experienced team of field staff and trip leaders. They will give you the insider's view of the places you visit and take you beyond the typical tourist traps for a truly local experience.

You'll spend time with experts in the field who know the culture inside and out. Their personal perspective will give you an intimate understanding of the communities you visit and will demonstrate how we work alongside our clients to create opportunity, fight extreme poverty, and ignite significant and lasting transformation. 

Come journey with us. We'll take care of all the details and ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. It will be an adventure unlike any other—one that will change you forever.

An Insight Trip offers a chance to form connections across barriers and borders that you just don't get with other tours. 

Linda Martens, Insight Trip Traveler

Sample Itinerary

September 2 

Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda. The Serena Hotel staff will meet you upon arrival and take you to the hotel for an evening meet & greet and a good night's rest. 

September 3 

Enjoy breakfast followed by a visit to some of Opportunity's digital finance clients. Learn how technology is bringing financial inclusion and innovative solutions to some of Rwanda's most marginalized communities. Debrief with the group over dinner at the Serena Hotel. 

September 4 

After breakfast, visit local schools supported by Opportunity and meet school proprietors and their students. Hear about the ways our Education Finance program has helped make schools more accessible and effective. Dine in the evening with local Urwego banking partners. 

September 5 

Enjoy a day of cultural exploration in Kigali, visiting spots like the Inema Arts Center or the Rwanda Genocide Museum, followed by dinner with your fellow travelers. 

September 6 

Continue your exploration of the city with a trip to the exciting Kimironko Market, followed by relaxation before you depart for your excursions tomorrow. 

September 7 

Depart Kigali for Volcanoes National Park. Check in at your hotel, explore the park, and savor dinner with a sunset view at the Virunga Lodge. 

September 8 

Begin the day with breakfast at Virunga Lodge before heading out on a gorilla trekking adventure, taking in the park's breathtaking views with a restorative walk, or getting a relaxing massage. 

September 9 

Return to Kigali, enjoy a leisurely lunch, and depart for home with lasting memories, new respect for the courage and dignity of our clients, and a new appreciation for the importance of Opportunity's work in Rwanda. 

Trip Details

Trip Dates

September 2-9, 2020

Trip Costs

$6,514 per person (single occupancy), including gorilla trek excursion 

$5,975 per person (double occupancy), including gorilla trek excursion 

Amount includes all meals and beverages, local transportation, in-country travel, hotel accommodations, emergency evacuation insurance, and partner and staff costs. It does NOT include US-Rwanda airfare, shots, incidentals, passports/visas, or souvenirs.

Questions? 

Please contact Susana Georgescu at [email protected] or 312-487-5027. 

Travel With Us

Travel with us to Rwanda in September 2020. You are braver and more curious; you have a new perspective. You have become an explorer, an adventurer, a citizen of the world. An Insight Trip will change your life, and you will never be the same.

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