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Wildlife tours - Rwanda is a Professional Inbound and Outbound Tour Company, based in Kigali, the Capital city of Rwanda; specializing in high quality tours that incorporate pro-poor tourism, responsible tourism and ecotourism approaches in the development, operation and management of all our packages. In addition, we organize cultural and community-based tours within Rwanda and other East African countries.

We have 7 permanent employees and around 18 temporary employees working for the company. Many of staff members speak English and French plus one who speaks Germany, Spanish and Dutch plus of course Kinyarwanda and Swahili.

The Cultural and Community-based tourism contributes 75% of the tourism revenues directly to the local communities. In the year 2009; 88.6% revenues went to local communities as direct benefits. Besides that, 12 local guides were trained and employed by the company; schools, dispensaries, child-headed homes, widows of genocide, reformed perpetrators of genocides also benefited, women living HIV/AIDS also benefited from our project tours.

Through Community-based tours; women empowerment has been achieved and also encouraged innovations, creativity and entrepreneurship amongst the local community groups receiving tourists. Because of incomes generated from tourism in all community-based tourism activities, this reduced conflicts within many homes in villages where we operate. Our tours support conservation as our motto says, "Conserve through eco-tourism"

The company is a Rwandan owned Tour and Travel Company that's passionate towards tourism development and strong commitment to conservation. We are the top Rwandan tour operator with diverse experience in tourism, wildlife management and conservation. We operate with an African touch and approach to promote tourism that is more educational and experiential. We offer high quality services in wildlife tours, community and cultural tourism, project tours, volunteer tours, event management and conservation, and tourism consulting.

The Dream of the company is to see majority of Rwandans benefit from tourism through employment, capacity building and empowering local communities to improve their livelihood, alleviate poverty and strengthen unity among the Rwandans. At the same time, we strive to build strong lasting relationships with our international visitors and partners.

Our packages are pocket friendly; we offer different tours and travel programmes tailored to the requests and budgets of our clients. Please contact us at info@wildlifetours-rwanda.com, david@wildlifetours-rwanda.com or mugisony@yahoo.com

Wildlife tours-Rwanda;

1. For educational and enriching tours
2. Responsible – pro-poor tourism

MUGISHA M. Davidson: - Director General;

MUGISHA M. Davidson: Has over 15 years in the operation and management of tourism. Worked as an assistant to the Chief Park Warden; responsibilities included administration, tourism and law enforcement in volcanoes national park from 2000 to 2003. Held similar positions from 2004-2007 in Akagera National Park as well as being a private consultant. In addition to the above, he has trained many park guides in Nyungwe National Park, Akagera National Park, Volcanoes National park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda plus so many other freelance guides.

He studied business administration as an undergraduate at Makerere University Business School; has 1st class diploma in wildlife and tourism management from the college of African Wildlife Management in Tanzania and also with the Bush Explorers in South Africa.

Has a Master's of Science in Conservation and Tourism from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. Davidson has also done further training in community based tourism development from Japan and recently completed the tourism leadership programme from USA. He is responsible for the general management of business at Wildlife tours.

Davidson is an expert in product development, diversification and has wide experience in businesses management. Developing tourism products in and with communities that have no formal skills or training but based on traditional knowledge and skills, develop projects and products that are acceptable, sustainable and owned by community members; help train young Rwandans who are less privileged, minorities and empower women to join the tourism employment sector; involve community members in product branding, marketing and promotion, liaise with local leaders and other stakeholders in the field of tourism, conservation and the public in general.

Below are some of the other positions and responsibilities held earlier and now:

  • President of Rwanda Birding Association-Done Consultancy jobs with USAID-DAI on avitourism development
  • Vice President of Rwanda Tours & Travel Association in 2010 to 2011-Was also the consultant representative with partner institutions such as Rwanda Tourism University College, CBI, and Nuffic etc. Current in charge of Advocacy at Rwanda Tours & Travel Association.
  • Part time lecturer at Rwanda Tourism University college-now RTI
  • Member of the East African Tourism Platform - EAC Tourism development
  • Private sector tourism representative at the Transboundary Collaboration Secretariat for Rwanda, Uganda and Congo.
  • Tourism Cooperative capacity building expert - SNV Rwanda in 2011
  • Responsible, pro-poor and ecotourism advocate
  • Member - Forest people's network - UKe

MUTESI Oliva: Operations Director;

She studied Hospitality and Air ticketing. She did internship at Rwandair Express for two years which developed her practical skills in hospitality and air ticketing. Her motivation, dedication and commitment to providing quality services have led to the smooth operation of the company. She is currently completing bachelors in business administration at Kigali Institute of Education.

KIYAGA MUZAMIRU: Business Development Manager;

He is a young, dynamic and very dedicated manager working around the clock to ensure development of the company regionally and beyond.

Muzamiru studied Wildlife and Natural Resource Management at Uganda Wildlife Training Institute

Many other professional employees are available at Wildlife Tours-Rwanda offices in Kigali at KG 11, Ave KG 6 St. in Kimironko opposite Four square Gospel Church

We have 18 local field guides all over the country who directly benefit from the tours.