Café & Hands-On Gift Shop

Experience the warmth of Rwanda at Azizi Life’s new café and hands-on gift shop.  Whether Azizi Life is your destination or you are just stopping by, we think you’ll love the multi-sensory experience and the positive impact you make with each purchase.

Sip on a cup of freshly-roasted coffee, Rwandan tea, or fresh fruit smoothie in our indoor or outdoor café space, or take it to go.  Our delicious local and international snacks and meals can be enjoyed here, or ordered ahead for take-away.

The work of hundreds of Azizi Life’s artisan partners is represented in our hands-on gift shop.  Made from locally-harvested materials, our products combine traditional craftsmanship with modern design.  From natural beeswax candles to hand-carved Christmas ornaments, from woven home décor to colorful jewelry, you will find a range of unique pieces, crafted with excellence.

Engage with the world of Rwandan craftsmanship as you explore our gift shop, filled with examples of crafting techniques, and raw materials as well as stories, information and photos.  Adults and kids will enjoy the hands-on discovery and fun facts.  Test your knowledge by identifying the different types of banana trees used for our products, or learn about the fascinating world of traditional Rwandan bee hives.

Every purchase at our café and gift shop benefits our community impact projects like adult literacy. Whether you are stopping by on a road trip or making a special Azizi Life visit, we look forward to welcoming you into the beautiful world of ethical shopping and cultural discovery.

Our restrooms, café and shop are accessible for people with disabilities.

Come Visit Us


If you are approaching on the main road from Kigali (RN1), drive through the town of Muhanga and on towards Ruhango and Nyanza (the Kings Palace). About 7.5 kilometres after Muhanga town you will get to a village area called Byimana. We are on the main road on the left hand side.  It is about an hour and thirty minute drive from Kigali. Click on the map to get directions from google.

For more details including how to get there by bus please click here.


If you get lost or just want a bit more information feel free to contact us