Our major objectives are to

    Enable Local communities to directly benefit from conservation and tourism

  • Rwanda Eco-Tours Agency ensures local people, particularly those neighboring protected areas and tourism attractions, benefit more directly from tourism. By contributing 20% of our profits to local communities, we support them both technically and financially in developing small-scale, tourism enterprises as a link to sustainable conservation. We envision strengthening this support by encouraging our tourists to visit these projects and see for themselves how their travel is contributing towards improving the livelihoods of local people as well as the attractions they visit. This will not only open tourism markets to local enterprises, but also encourage visitor and community interactions.

  • Provide educational and distinctive services to eco-visitors

  • Improving tourism standards and quality requires investment in both tourism product development and promotion, as well as how tourists are handled and managed once in the country. 90% of a tourist's time in Rwanda is spent with tour/safari guides; we have invested in this and continue to train our guides both domestically and regionally. Given the background, experience and training of Rwanda Eco-Tours founders - who are actively involved, help ensure visitor satisfaction by providing unique opportunities to learn and experience nature, the rich Rwandan culture and history of the Rwandan people. We tailor each visit to suit our visitor’s unique needs. And by providing greater awareness of environmental, social, and cultural issues, we encourage mutual respect between visitors and local communities.

  • Conduct tourism research, analysis and advocacy for policymaking

  • Tourism is a diverse and dynamic sector, shaped by issues and actions that require in-depth knowledge and up-to-date information. Currently, tourism policies and decisions in Rwanda are developed with stated objectives, but it is difficult to assess their impact on the overall functioning of tourism programs or the success of such policies. Rwanda Eco-Tours seeks to influence such tourism policies and decisions by providing policy and decision makers with up-to-date information on various tourism issues through research. For a full list of research conducted by Rwanda Eco-tours Agency,