IBY’IWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE
Iby’iwacu cultural Village : A number of tourists that visit volcanoes national park in Rwanda visit the park to take part in a number of activities like gorilla trekking in Rwanda which is the highly anticipated activity that tourists from a number of countries in the world visit the country to spend one hour observing the Rwanda gorilla families to understand more about the mountain gorilla in Rwanda given the fact that the country. Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda is also, hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda which ae a habitat to a number of numerous bird species like the Albertine endemic bird species, a number of rewarding views like the twin lakes of Lake Burera and lake Ruhondo, rewarding views of Lake Kivu, they are a home to a number of primate species like the black and white colobus monkey, the Hamlyn’s monkey, the vervet monkey,
While visiting volcanoes national park you should always put visiting the iby’iwacu cultural village among the to do list when you visit volcanoes national park because of a number of rewarding experiences you will get visiting the cultural villages that are among the cultural villages around the national parks in Rwanda that will make the activity quite memorable. Visiting the iby’iwacu will give you the chance to explore the different cultural beliefs of the people of Rwanda as you also have memorable experiences as well.
Once you make your way to the cultural village, you will be welcomed by your guide for your safari around the village and the best way to understand more about the people in the village is to engage with them through different interactions like taking part in the daily activities to understand more about people at the village. The cultural village is located around volcanoes national park Rwanda in Nyabigoma, Kinigi, musanze/ Ruhengeri district where you will take in a number of activities like;
Have a guided walk around the village at the different sites that exhibit the different aspects of the people of at the village to have a insight about the interesting features of the culture of the people of Rwanda. You will get to see the replica of the king’s palace where you will get to see the architecture that they used during the olden times which involves the use of grass and cow dung to establish strong house structures. At the king’s palace you will get to see a medicine man that is mixing a number of herbs that were used to cure a number of diseases like bareness and impotence, stomach upsets, fever and many more. If you’re interested, you can also get involved in mixing the herbs which will give you an authentic experience.
At the cultural village get ready to be entertained by listening to the stories of the ancient time on how the kings used o expand their territories by attacking neighbouring villages and also get to know the roles of the different people that had high value in the kingdom to ensure it was protected from internal and external attacks for the most rewarding and authentic experience.
Another important aspect that you will get to enjoy is the local brewing process that you can participate in when you visit the iby’iwacu cultural village for an amazing experience. Before the imported and sophisticated wines in Rwanda, he locals used to make their own local brew that they used in celebrations like wedding parties, plenty of harvest, expansion of territories and so on. During your visit at the village, you can participate in the beer making process which will also give you the chance to taste the local brew. You can also purchase some and take back to your hotel to enjoy the cultural experience.
You can’t visit the iby’iwacu cultural village and miss out on taking part in the exploring of the Rwanda cultural dishes that are prepared when you visit the cultural village. Rwanda will fulfil all your food desires because they have a variety of dishes you can choose from to ensure that you have an amazing experience. At the iby’iwacu cultural village, you can participate in preparing these local dishes to make your experience much more amazing. Some of the different dishes that you will get to feast on include the matoke which is plantain that is served with any type of sauce, you can also eat the isombe which is a dish that consists of pounded cassava leaves that are quite delicious, you can also eat the ikivuguto, Urwagwa, brochettes among other rewarding staple dishes that will make you cultural tours around volcanoes national park particularly Iby’iwacu cultural village quite memorable.