He’s been traveling the world for over 30 years on business trip or vacation.

Yet, some countries were visited more than once cause when I travel, he wants to understand more about the country, the history and culture. He doesn’t mind coming back to the site he visited a few days ago and ask more questions.

He always uses tour operators everywhere that accept to offer tailormade trips which is his holiday style. All starts by doing a short research on a certain destination, reading travel guides, and many of them!  He does quite a lot of research beforehand on where he would like to go and the major things he wants to do and then suggest it as an idea of what’s going to be a possible itinerary.

On his last trip to Rwanda and Burundi, below were a few highlights on major things to do 

  • The Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Kimironko market
  • Art Galleries – Ivuka and Inema Arts
  • Musanze area 
  • Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo, Dian Fossey’s Grave. Community visits, birding, monkey trekking, helping reforest the area by lby’wacu cultural village.
  • Rubona Peninsula, Hot Springs, Beach, tea Factory in Kibuye, Lake.
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park Walking, primates
  • National Museum Rwanda, Intore Dance Performance
  • Bujumbura Saga
  • Near Bujumbura – museum, markets, restaurants
  • The rock of Livingstone & Stanley. Saga is the Best landlocked beach in all of Africa

On his arrival, I met him and his wife at Hotel des Mille collines for a chat about their trip expectations.

“I looked at other tour companies and chose you because you came up with the best proposal at the best cost.  Some travel agents even wanted us to go for itineraries including hotels and places not aligning with our wishes, maybe because they get good deals for their businesses. 

I decided to look for a local tour operator and that’s how I landed on Augustine Tours. I read different reviews on Rwanda and Burundi and I had no doubt they are genuine reviews from real clients. 

When I spoke to a few British travel agents about a tour in Burundi, they just told me that If we really wanted to go to Burundi, they could plan one for us.” He said

I understood the reason why REALLY was mentioned in their statement. The FCO advises against travel in certain areas of Burundi. From reviews on past trips, they could see that Burundi was a safe destination for tourists despite travel warnings. Their 3-week trip in 2 African sister countries ended with positive impressions that I wanted to share with you. 

“Kelly & Augustine:

We have just said goodbye to Eugene who we will miss quite a lot. He has been our driver, protector and friend for nearly 3 weeks. 

We are waiting for our flight to Doha and leave Rwanda with fantastic memories and very positive impressions. 

Thank you for everything you have done to make our visit memorable, safe and satisfying. Thanks for the visit to the museum of the campaign against genocide today. “

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  • Augustin N

    Entrepreneur & tourism promoter

    Founder of Augustine Tours, a Rwanda based travel company offering custom-made tours. Inspired by St. Augustine” The world is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page”, he believes that tourism can be a great channel for both educational, cultural and business exchange. He is passionate about promoting Africa tourism sector to the world for which has a wealth of local knowledge that he happily shares. In his free time, you can find him reading articles and books about business trends and entrepreneurship. He speaks fluent English, French, German and Swahili.