Rwandan culture is full of diverse ethnic groups, each with distinctive characteristics that you can learn about on a cultural site tour. The locals of Rwanda have done a great job of supporting the country’s robust cultural tourism industry. It is undeniable that many tourists are intrigued to learn more about the widely reported Rwandan culture in order to meet interesting people, relate to their lives, and become acquainted with the various customs and traditions of the locals. The culture of Rwanda is based on enduring customs that date back to ancient customs of courtesy and honor.
There are three main tribes in Rwanda: the Hutu, the Tutsi, and the Twa or Batwa. The Hutu and the Tutsi, however, outnumber the Batwa, who live in the forests. These three tribes all share a common cultural heritage and speak the same local language, Kinyarwanda. Due to their historical ties to the forest, the Batwa people may differ slightly from the rest of the Rwandese. There are three main tribes in Rwanda: the Hutu, the Tutsi, and the Twa or Batwa. The Hutu and the Tutsi, however, outnumber the Batwa, who live in the forests.
When you arrive in Rwanda for the first time for the tour, our driver-guide will be waiting for you at the airport, and he or she will take you right away on your first cultural experience tour to the National Museum of Rwanda. You will be rewarded with stunning views from this Museum, which is surrounded by verdant hills, and you will have the opportunity to visit other interesting locations like the craft market (where you can do some local shopping). Additionally, you will have the opportunity to go to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site to hear a historical account of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, which claimed the lives of over 800,000 Rwandese. You’ll be driven back to your hotel for dinner and the night following the cultural tour.
On the second day of your cultural tour experience in Rwanda, we will depart from Kigali and travel north for about two hours to reach the Iby’Iwacu cultural village, which is located in the Volcanoes National Park and close to the Virunga mount ranges. You can engage in traditional Rwandan cultural activities like making banana beer, cooking classes, dancing lessons, and cow milking techniques here. You will meet the host family in the evening, get acquainted with them, cook dinner together, and exchange brief cultural tales.
On your final day of the tour, after a leisurely breakfast, set out on a special cultural village walk that includes a trip to the neighborhood market. Here, you’ll learn how to haggle over the cost of goods in the local dialect and, if you’re lucky, strike a deal on some of your purchases. You will leave for Kigali in the late afternoon, and our driver-guide will drop you off at the airport where your departure flight will be waiting for you.
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