Rwanda is a brand new club and school tour destination. We concentrate on Rwanda’s fastest growing sport – cricket – which first came to the country after the 1994 genocide. In the months and years that followed, thousands of Rwandans returned to rebuild their lives and brought with them the sport they played in exile in nearby countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
- Home to the Gahanga Stadium, a newly built world-class cricket stadium funded by the charitable organisation Cricket Builds Hope (CBH)
- Fascinating culture, which can be experienced on a visit by taking part in a community-driven project, ‘Umuganda’
- Forward-thinking country which is incredible safe and enjoying a growing economy
- Chance to see all of the Big 5 on safari and extremely rare mountain gorillas
There is so much cricketing talent and potential in Rwanda and we hope to help provide a platform from which it can flourish. Sporta Tours are proud to be part of an exciting charitable movement enabling Cricket in Rwanda to get back on the international map, both professionally and, just as importantly, for grass-roots development. In 2017, we helped launch the Gahanga Cricket Stadium with an inaugural tournament and continue to be involved. For a cricket tour like no other, look no further than Rwanda.
All tours by Sporta are tailored to meet the requirements of every school and club we work with. However, to give you an idea of the itinerary for a cricket tour to Rwanda, here’s an example:
Day 1 – Arrive in Kigali and check-in to your hotel accommodation. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2 – Morning training session at the Gahanga Stadium. Visit the Genocide Memorial in the afternoon.
Day 3 – Match 1 at the Gahanga Stadium. Spend the afternoon visiting a local school and coaching local children cricket.
Day 4 – Match 2 at the Kicukiro Ground, Rwanda’s original cricket venue. After the match, have dinner at the venue whilst watching the film ‘Shooting Dogs’, which portrays the events that took place at the match venue during the Rwandan Genocide.
Day 5 – Depart early for a day’s safari at the Akagera National Park.
Day 6 – Morning free to relax following the prior day’s safari experience. Afternoon T20 match at the Kicukiro Stadium.
Day 7 – At the end of each month, Rwandans come together for a day of community charity work called ‘Umuganda’. If your tour coincides with this, you can get involved with building projects or similar to help the local communities.
Day 8 – Final match at the Gahanga Stadium against a Rwanda Cricket representative side. Farewell dinner.
Day 9 – Check out of your accommodation and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
A selection of our clients that have toured East Africa
Credit to Yorkshire Tea for the cover image and video