Friends of Akilah

Make new friends. Go on safari. See mountain gorillas. Meet Akilah students. Explore Rwanda.

Check back for information regarding our Friends of Akilah 2017 trip.

The Friends of Akilah tour is an annual trip for Akilah supporters to take part in a 9-day Rwandan safari led by first-class tour provider Terra Incognita EcoTours. After a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure to Rwanda's famous Virunga volcanoes, you'll visit Akilah's campus and see how your generous gifts are making an impact on the lives of our students. This incredible journey isn't just an adventure, but an opportunity to deepen your understanding of our educational model and how we empower young women in Rwanda to become their country’s future leaders.

What's Included: luxury hotel accommodations, all in-country transportation, tour site entrance fees, local English speaking guides, one gorilla traking permit, daily meals and non-alcoholic beverages, bottled water on all transportation/daily tours, and personal airport pick-up and drop-off

Price Does Not Include: international airfare, visa fees ($30) and airport fees, some meals, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses and gifts, and international travel/medical insurance

Price: ~$5,900 (includes a $500 tax-deductible donation to Akilah, based on 2016 cost)

For more information, contact Merrin Jenkins at