3 days Rwanda cultural tour

3 days Rwanda cultural tour : Take on a 3 days Rwandan cultural tour visiting a number of cultural sites like the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds, the Ethnographic museum, the King’s Nyanza palace and the Iby’iwachu cultural center.

Rwandan culture is rich with a number of ethnicities all with unique identifiers which you can get to explore on a cultural site tour. There are a number of cultural sites that you can opt to visit while in Rwanda. These cultural sites are both educative and entertaining with traditional dancers and traditional food dishes and traditional set up grounds.

Cultural tours while in Rwanda comprises of partaking in the cultural dances, learning some of the cultural hymns and songs, enjoying the local brew and learning the processing method and also get to enjoy some local dishes prepared.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1: Kigali city tour and Ethnographic museum visit
  • Day 2: Nyanza King’s palace visit and transfer to Musanze
  • Day 3: Iby’iwachu cultural center and transfer back to Kigali

Trip Description

Day 1: Kigali city tour and Ethnographic museum visit

Once you are ready to start your safari, your driver guide will be waiting to meet you and exchange pleasantries and set out to transfer you to your first stop at the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds. The Kigali Genocide memorial ground is a memorial for the events that occurred in 1994 in Rwanda, the civil war that claimed many lives of the Rwandan people including the bombing of the then ruling president that sparked this genocide off. The Kigali Genocide memorial was founded to keep the memories of the fallen individuals but also show how Rwanda as a country has recovered from that time.

3 days Rwanda cultural tour
Kigali Genocide memorial grounds

You will after have lunch in Kigali and head out to the Ethnographic museum for a visit. The Ethnographic Museum is a famous cultural destination located only a kilometer away from the Kigali city. This cultural site is located in the Butare town and gives an insight on the Rwandan people and their culture. This museum was opened in 1989 for public visitation and guests can enjoy a tour to the 7 exhibition halls and these all have items to display like cultural artifacts, royal regalia, art works and also an entertainment center.

You will connect to your hotel where you will have dinner and have a night. You will spend the night in Butare at Centre d’Accuiel Mater Boni Consil

Day 2: Nyanza King’s palace visit and transfer to Musanze

You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel and later head out to the Nyanza King’s Palace. This King’s palace is a 25 minutes’ drive from the Butare. The Nyanza king’s palace gives an insight in the history of the former kings of Rwanda and you can see some of the royal regalia at this palace like the spears, shields, drum, crown and other pieces of value in the kingdom that have been used by the past kings.

Get to enjoy being crown as a King of Rwanda or Queen and keep the photos for souvenirs. You will also enjoy the famous long horned cattle at this site which is a rare sighting as they are reducing in number in the region.

After your visit at the King’s Palace, you will drive back to Kigali for lunch and connect further to Musanze arriving in the evening hours to check in at your hotel. You will settle in as you wait for dinner to be served.

Hotel options in Musanze

  • Muhabura hotel for budget
  • Le Bambou Gorilla lodge for midrange
  • 5 Volcanoes Gorilla lodge for luxury

Day 3: Iby’iwachu cultural center and transfer back to Kigali

On the last day of your Iby’iwachu cultural center ,you will be served breakfast at your hotel and you will head out for your visit to the Iby’iwachu cultural center. The Iby’iwachu cultural center is one of the best cultural sites in the country and offers guests a chance to ‘become Rwandan’. The Iby’iwachu cultural center is run by reformed poachers which make this place ideal to visit.

The Iby’iwachu cultural center has a number of activities to take part in like learn and dance the Rwandan cultural dance performed by the Intore dance group. This group also performs some folk songs and share folk tales with the visitors. If you are interested, you will also take on a traditional cooking class, learn how the local brew is made from bananas, also try milking cows and also learn how the milk products like ghee are made.

3 days Rwanda cultural tour
Iby’iwachu cultural center

After the visit, you will connect back to Musanze town for lunch and your driver guide will be waiting to transfer you back to Kigali for drop off.

End of Rwanda tour.

Trip quote to include

  • Vehicle with fuel full time
  • English/ French speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as planned in itinerary
  • Cultural sites visits
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Bottled water

Trip quote to exclude

  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Extra visits and items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • PCR test
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