If you’re thinking of heading to Rwanda, why not book a stay at one of our ‘Discover Rwanda’ hostels? It’s win-win-win…
- You enjoy excellent value, great service and a lovely local atmosphere in a choice of three fantastic locations,
- Your visit provides work and training opportunities for beneficiaries of our Rebuilding Lives programme,
- All profits support the vital work of the Aegis Trust, helping to build peace and assisting some of the genocide survivors who remain in greatest need.
The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel was opened in Kigali in 2010 by Sam Boarer, a member of Aegis Students who was organizing multi-week international student field trips to the country. He realized the cost of providing these groups with accommodation elsewhere made it practical to start a hostel for Aegis instead. Described by Lonely Planet as “Easily the most popular backpackers’ in Kigali,” and receiving consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor, this was the first youth hostel in the city.
It has since been joined by lodgings for travellers in two new locations: Discover Rwanda Kayonza Eco-Lodge, and Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach. Forming part of Aegis’ social enterprises in Rwanda, these all contribute to the sustainability of the organisation’s mission. You can find out more about them below.