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Street Photography
Photography Experience in Kigali, Rwanda · Hosted by Yakubu

3 hours
1 - 15 people
Low Difficulty
Available Sun - Sat, 9am or 5pm
Speaks Kinyarwanda, English

About the experience

Come spend an afternoon - or evening - with Yakubu photographing the streets of Kigali. Yakubu will guide you through city districts that he knows well, and you'll shoot together. And if you'd like, he can also walk you through the fundamentals (e.g. composition, depth of field, ISO) of what makes a good image. You'll meet at Kigali City Tower then head by moto or taxi to different districts. Due to the country's history, street photography can a bit of a sensitive issue in Rwanda. This is a great ways for getting to see different sides of the city and meet lots of local people through the lens.

Yakubu is one of Kigali's most up and coming photographers. His dream is to be the first Rwandan photographer to present his country to the outside world, show them what the real Rwanda is all about. Tired of hearing about Rwanda only in connection to genocide and reconciliation, Yakubu wants to demonstrate that the genocide is a reality of the past. The Rwanda of today, he says, is a fast growing country full of opportunities and beauty, but also challenges. This is what deserves to be known.

What's provided

Yakubu provides the skills and local knowledge of Kigali. He'll bring his photography equipment for his own use. 

What your should bring

You need your own camera. It can be as simple as an iPhone, a point and shoot, or full on DSLR. It's up to you. As with all street photography, it's recommended to dress modestly, wear comfortable shoes for walking, bring some rain gear and water, and carry a small day pack. Any additional moto or taxi fares not include in the booking rate. Please note that some locals will request a small monetary contribution to have their photo taken. This is fairly customary in Rwanda so please bring small change to help Jack cover.


About Yakubu

Yakubu was born and raised in the land of thousand hills. Yakubu is a selft-taught photographer and now works as a freelance photographer based in Kigali. He is the co-founder of Kwanda Art Foundation, which helps promote Rwanda’s art community through festivals, workshops, and exhibitions. He travels all over Europe and Africa showing his photographs and has recently been featured on CNN Africa.

Customer Reviews

Edward · July, 2018

Thanks for the recommendation of Yakubu, a great guide. Sara and I love his company and the opportunities he has given us.

Bill · June, 2018

Jacques was a fantastic street photography host. I went with 4 of our students which was just the right size for an outing like this.

Bill · June, 2018

Our group of 5 allowed for an intimate experience and the University students truly loved being out with him.

Ehrin · September, 2017

Had a wonderful and authentic street experiance with Yakubu. If you love street and travel photography then you will have a great time.

Greg · March, 2017

Yakubu has a keen eye for photography and took me through areas I likely wouldn't have seen had I ventured out on my own. He's well-known throughout the neighborhoods, so having him with me made photographing local residents much easier. Yakubu also introduced me to several residents along the way and we were invited into their homes. Highly recommended!

Constance · November, 2016

I liked meeting Rwandans who were professionals in their field. The financial relationship had already been established so they could focus on the client sharing the experience.

Heather · October, 2016

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