Akilah Adventures is a social enterprise of Davis College - a global network of universities. Our home is the Akilah Campus of Davis College - East Africa’s pre-eminent higher education institution for women. We are a network of future leaders that champion opportunity and sustainability in solving the world’s most pressing challenges.
How We’re Different
We have deep experience working in East Africa. Our extensive alumnae community & network of leaders from parliament to the private sector create unique value and lenses through with your trip will be organized and run. By choosing Akilah, you chose to empower women by boosting our work on the ground in Africa, as all proceeds directly support the college.
Akilah Students & Alumnae
An extensive alumnae network of professionals and sustainably-minded women with enterprises & careers in leading sectors of the economy
Akilah alumnae serve as hosts for homestay experiences, translation services, and tour guides.
Network of organizational relationships
Akilah has a grown a massive network of relationships in the government, private, and civil society sectors
We have a large network of service providers - safe drivers, hotel owners, and tour guides
Network of reputable hotels for the spectrum of a traveler’s budget
Tailor Made for You
We tailor build a journey based on your desires; we do not need you to visit anything related to Akilah. This is your trip - be selfish!
For groups interested in an educational component, we provide experiential curricula and:
Human Centered Design workshops - taught by Akilah Instructors
Visit an all women’s leadership, entrepreneurship class @ Akilah
Round-table discussions with local orgs on social issues & policy (gender equality, tech, environment, etc.)
Want to understand more about what our customized trips look like? Here’s a sample itinerary built for an education institution.
Already have a trip planned? Want to boost your “local” experience while in Rwanda? Book the ½ Day Akilah Experience and see Kigali through the eyes of the Akilah Institute.
Akilah Experience includes:
Start at the Akilah Campus of Davis College
Akilah Dance Troupe Traditional Welcome
A Cup of Tea with the Akilah Student Guild
Student-Guided Walking Tour of Nyamirambo, Kigali’s historic neighborhood
Rwandan Buffet lunch at a “favorite” local restaurant
Turn your ½ day into a full-day experience with visits to:
A local market based on your interest:
Kimironko Market for textiles, produce, & handcrafts;
Koplaki Rwandan Artisan Market;
Nyabugogo Market to see Kigali’s entrance point for all produce.
The Genocide Memorial Museum in Gisozi