This is one of the amazing activities full of a lot of hospitable people of Rwanda, that will relief you from the tiresome and hectic gorilla and golden monkey trekking in the afternoon. For cultural enthusiasts, you can engage in Iby’Iwacu cultural village safaris. This Rwanda cultural encounters the local community project who were previously poachers at the park and now chosen to support conservation and protection of mountain gorillas and other wildlife species. The initiative was mainly to change poachers mind set from their acts to support conservation efforts in the park through involving the community to also find another way to benefit from tourism and support their household than looking at poaching as the only alternative.

How far are cultural site from Volcanoes National Park

The cultural site is situated near Volcanoes National Park and mountain gorillas trekking in the Iby’Iwacu village denotes treasures of our home and heritage. Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village gives you a rare chance to meet local people, in their environment, with a taste of our culture and traditions. Be genuinely welcomed by the community as a special visitor while they proudly present to your aspects of their traditions and beliefs. The only way to get to know people, is getting close and interacting with local people, and taking part in their daily activities and most of all with them.

What time to visit culture site in Rwanda

It can be visited within a few hours, or you can choose to spend a night in a traditional style Rwandan home that will also make up part of your experience in the area. There are also traditional meals and drinks like banana beer, or you may have a taste of banana juice. You can be part of people participating in riding a wooden bicycle, grinding millet and sorghum, shooting bows and arrows with the unique Batwa people, be entertained by the Intore dances people and also explore more on banana and sorghum that are used as staple food in Rwanda.

Different culture site in Rwanda

You can engage in ethno-botany safari with traditional healers. This will help you explore important herbs that are used for treatment and many other performances. Remember, by supporting the local community, through your visit here, you’re really sensitizing them and supporting them to realize the importance of tourism towards conservation, they get to know, how gorillas is indirectly and directly contributing to their society, which will make them realize and stop poaching.

For any inquiry regarding cultural visit in Rwanda, do not hesitate to contact Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris or Beyond Kigali City Tours, they will design a trip around you, to match your interests, tastes and budget, and created with an absolute commitment to quality.