Cultural Tours around Akagera National Park
Cultural Tours around Akagera National Park: Akagera national park is known for the big five animals which include the elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and the lions that can be seen in the park when they carry out the game drives in the park but there is more to the park that tourists on their Rwanda safari can explore to have an amazing time in the park. Among the different attractions that can be seen in the park as you take part in the different activities in akagera national park include; the park has a number of activities that can be carried out to ensure that you have the best time the boat cruise on lake Ihema which will give you the chance to see a number of animal species grazing in the plains, water birds like The shoe bill stork, the Hammerkop, Caruthers’s cisticola, pied crow, black headed weaver, fan tailed widow bird, violet’s black weaver, long crested Eagle the African fish Eagle, the open billed stork, the egrets, cormorants, Senegal lapwings, African darter catching their prey from the lake.
Other activities where you can see a number of attractions in the park include both the evening and morning game drives, birding, sport fishing, nature walks that will give you the chance to see a number of other rewarding features in the park for a memorable safari. As an addition on your safari, you can take part in the cultural tours around akagera national park which will also give you a memorable experience understanding more about the interesting culture of the people of Rwanda as you visit their cultural villages, visit their business areas to have a more up close look and experience with them.
Cultural tours around akagera national park
Humure refugee village
The Humure refugee village is among the cultural villages you can visit as part of your cultural tours around akagera national park which will give you the chance to understand more about the refugee camp that settled in Rwanda and made it home after running away from the civil wars in their country Tanzania. During your safari around the Humure refugee village you will have exciting trips visiting their different cultural set up/ exhibitions that you will get to see and if you’re interested, you can take part in the different activities that are put together for an amazing time there.
There are a number of different activities that you can choose to take part in for an amazing rwanda wildlife safari during your cultural tours around akagera national park for instance you can choose to take part in like local beer making by using of traditional method and an exciting twist to the beer is the fact that it will be brewed by using the Tanzania traditional methods which are quite different from those of the people of Rwanda and when you taste it you will get to taste the difference hence an amazing experience because you will not only taste the beer but also take part in the beer making process like how it is carried out in Tanzania by teaching you new ways which is a bit different from the way the Rwandans make their beer. They will also teach you how to milk cows during the tours to the cow farms as you participate in milking cows as you also take part in making a number of different dairy products like ghee making, making traditional yoghurt, making of cheese among other activities with the cows.
You can also participate in the traditional honey harvesting process, preparation of the local dishes of the community and also have a chance to taste the different cultural dishes after visiting one of the cultural homes of the people in the Humure refugee village.
Interesting about the refugee village is the fact that if you’re interested in having an authentic experience during the safari, you can take part in their overnight stay packages which involve tourists get to spend the whole day and night in the village which will give you the chance to see how the people carry out their different activities at night and also get the chance to take part in a number of games at the bond fire for an amazing experience during your cultural tours around akagera national park.
Imigongo arts and crafts centre
During the cultural tours around akagera national park, you can also visit the Imigongo arts and crafts centre which was established by prince Kakira to ensure cultural preservation through art, storytelling, poetry, cultural dances, cultural practices, local culinary and so much more. By visiting the centre, you will have the opportunity to see a number of eye catching crafts and paintings whose paint is made from cow dung and plant material which gives of a nice white and red colour that will meet your eyes when you visit the centre.
At the centre, you can take part in a number of activities like; visiting the cattle farm where you will see the famous Ankole long horned cattle, you can also be taken through the milking process of the cow among other activities. You can also take part in other activities like mixing of the paint made from animal and plant materials which is quite fascinating hence making you safari quite memorable.