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Our Story

A person and a place are made by so many things. All of which deserve to be seen and thoroughly told. History is no different. On his return to Rwanda, our founder (A Rwandan Canadian) wanted to learn more about cultural sites, understand the history of Rwanda, and immerse himself in everything he heard from his Rwandan grandparents.

Yet, he could not find tours that specialize in an authentic cultural experience. He realized that there is a need for tours for unique cultural experiences.

Despite Africa’s rich history, culture, and traditions, the gap to tell these stories authentically still stands. That is where we come in. We bring a solution on our hands for the matter at hand.

Our company name ZaNiheza combines three words in Kinyarwanda Murakaza Neza (Welcome) and Niheza (it’s beautiful).

In 2019, ZaNiheza was launched in Vancouver, Canada.

Our Mission

Connecting Travellers with Local Experience Curators who offer immersive, fun, and authentic travel experiences.  

Our Vision

To be the world’s unparalleled immersive experience platform. 


Our Supporters

We are proudly supported by North America’s leading startup incubator programs

Meet Our Team

Charles Shima
Founder & CEO

Charles Shima is a Rwandan-Canadian Founder and CEO of ZaNiheza, a booking software and Africa’s first travel marketplace for immersive experiences connecting both travellers and local curators.

When he returned to Rwanda after 24years, he noticed that immersive experiences curated by local curators are not easily found online. ZaNiheza was founded to address this problem. An enthusiastic advocate who is changing the negative narratives of Africa through travel and content creation, he has been featured in various media such as VOA Upfront Africa, NBC Africa, Vancouver Tech Journal.


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