5 Days 4 Nights
Highly considered by believers as a place of pilgrimage and encounter for all who seek Christ and who come there to pray, a fundamental Center of conversion, of reparation for the sins of the world and of reconciliation, a point of meeting for all who were dispersed, as for those who aspire to the values of compassion and fraternity without borders, Kibeho site has attracted the entire Christian world over the last close to four decades and believed to be the site where Virgin Mary appeared on November 28, 1981 to Alphonsine Mumureke a young student of the Kibeho High School at the time who saw a lady of incomparable beauty who presented herself under the name of “Nyina Wa Jambo,” which means “Mother of the Word.” Alphonsine immediately recognized her as the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The phenomenon occurred subsequently and several times in succession, at long or short intervals. The Virgin asked everybody to convert, to keep faith and to pray without hypocrisy.
We will introduce to this amazing and historic site along with other educational religious stories around Christianity in Rwanda in the simplified 5 days itinerary below.
Arrival at Kigali International Airport and welcome by our English/French speaking and head straight to your hotel in the heart of Kigali city –Saint Famille Hotel
Check in and refresh, Depending on the time of arrival, evening activities can be proposed including attending a mass at St Famille the first Catholic Church in Rwanda built in 1910 shortly after the creation of Kigali city [2year after]
Early morning drive to Kibeho overnight in Nyanza [preferred local hotel]
Visit to the Urukali National Museum and drive to Kigali with several stopovers at Kabgayi, Jésus Misericordieux in Ruhango and other Catholic historical sites along the way- Overnight in Kigali –St Famille Hotel
Attend morning mass and head to the Kigali Genocide memorial Center, use the afternoon for souvenir shopping and personal engagements
Morning mass at communauté de l’Emmanuel, check of the hotel and drive to the airport depending on the time of flight [if the flight is the evening, guests will be given a chance to visit other historical sites like Ntarama genocide memorial site and other close sites]