Cultural tours in Rwanda is one of the remarkable activities that tourists in Rwanda can include on their tour packages to immerse in Rwandan culture. The cultural tours and destinations are very unique because of different cultural diversity in Rwanda.
On your tour to Rwanda, you will explore different cultural groups which include the Twa, Hutu, and the Tutsi. Each of these cultural groups of people has unique characteristics that are responsible for attracting tourists to Rwanda for cultural tours. The country has several cultural sites that are crucial for travelers in understanding the culture of Rwanda. The following are some of the common cultural sites in Rwanda;
The brand cultural village: You will be rewarded with the great experience of Rwandan culture if you tour the brand cultural village. The cultural members of brand cultural village will showcase their culture to visitors by performing traditional and playing different games such as Igisoro which is played for leisure and increase the linkage between family members in early days. This cultural tour can further be so exciting by including the visit to Nyungwe Forest National park for Chimp tracking and canopy walks among other activities.
Kitabi cultural center is prominent cultural sites in Rwanda which must be included on your itinerary for Rwanda cultural tours. The Kitabi cultural center is ranked among the first 10 tourist attractions in Rwanda that you can visit. A visit here will help you spot different groups of people especially women well dressed in their traditional attire which is so amazing to see. The Kitabi cultural center became prominent because the last king of Rwanda Kigeli V Ndahindurwa constructed his palace hereafter shifting it from Nyanza.
Ibyiwacu cultural village is located in Kinigi adjacent Volcanoes National park. This cultural village is aimed at improving the livelihood of the local communities around the park to stop the illegal poaching by locals in volcanoes National park. Ibyiwacu cultural village provides the intuitions for the traditional Rwanda cultural styles that have lived many years ago.
The king’s palace is an important cultural aspect and to tourists for cultural tours in Rwanda. Tourists vising Rwanda’s can’t miss this cultural attraction because of the unique experience and attributes it exhibits to the tourists. You don’t need to miss this experience.
Rwanda genocide of 1994 created a lot of instability, hate speech, hatred, and tribal sentiments. This created people to develop hate and start conflicting with one another. In a bid to reconcile especially the conflicting parties, the government of the Republic of Rwanda came up with an idea of having a Busesera reconciliation village where you can go and have a glimpse of people living happily in life.
You don’t need to miss out on the historical museum in Rwanda while on Rwanda’s cultural tours. The museum contains different historical artifacts and instruments. Tours to the ethnographic museum will help you learn the culture of Rwanda before and after colonization.
Rwanda is so diverse in terms of culture with very many cultural sites and activities in addition to her natural attractions like endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and water bodies. You need to incorporated cultural tours when you’re planning your safari to Rwanda tourism destination.