Rwanda welcomed Paris Saint-Germain first-team players Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos for a three-day visit to the country.
The trip is part of Visit Rwanda’s partnership with Paris Saint-Germain launched last year in a campaign to showcase Rwanda’s breathtaking tourism attractions and iconic sporting and events facilities, aimed at positioning Rwanda as a premium global destination for leisure and sports tourism.
The four players and their families experienced Rwanda’s first-class hospitality and explored the country’s vast tourism offerings, such as the safari to see the Big 5 at Akagera National Park where they had the chance to observe lions, elephants, antelopes, zebras and rhinoceros as well as other animals in their natural habitat.
They visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay respect to the victims and learn more about the Genocide against the Tutsi that happened in 1994
The players also traveled to see the majestic mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park.
To conclude their visit they met Paris Saint-Germain academy players from Huye and fans of Paris Saint Germaine at Kigali Convention Center.
At the interaction with their fans Julian Draxler was asked to share what memories he would be taking home from Rwandaand he said, “Going to see the Mountain Gorillas in the mountains was amazing, I will never forget this day in my life.”
Asked for a comment about his time in Rwanda Sergio Ramos said, “The warm welcome, the affection and Love you’ve shown us was amazing, the Safaris have been unbelievable but mostly it is your affection”
Thilo on the Mountain Gorillas, “It was an amazing experience going in the Gorillas National Park it was something we’ve never seen before we were really happy to be here.”
Rwanda Development Board CEO, Clare Akamanzi, said, “We are honoured to receive the Paris Saint-Germain players and their families to experience the best of what Rwanda has to offer. We are proud of our partnership with Paris Saint-Germain, which has resulted in tangible results since 2019.”Follow @davishigiro