Rwanda is a country known for its cultural diversity due to a number of cultural performances that you can be treated to when there.Therefore when here,don’t miss a visit to Ibwachyu cultural centre. Iby’Iwacu village is located around Parc National des Volcans in Nyabigoma, Kinigi, Musanze district, Northern Province. Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village is committed at showcasing the ways of living, traditional lifestyles and dances to tourists.
Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village gives you a rare chance to meet local people in their environment with a taste of our culture and traditions. You will be genuinely welcomed by the community as a special visitor while they proudly present to you aspects of their traditions and beliefs. The only way to get to know people is getting close and interacting with local people and taking part in their daily activities and most of all with them.
To visit this centre you will either pay $20 for a one hour visit and stay or pay $35 USD for a full day involvement in several activities in this area which include the following;
-Have a guided community walk to visit different sites and experience the everyday lives of the local people.
-Culture guide will take you to see the king’s house replica with all the houses interpretation of all parts and stories attached to this cultural treasure. Be enthroned and become a king for some time while exercising king’s powers as presented to you by a village elder through a village ceremony.
-Enjoy different types of traditional dances like Intore dance and famous songs of the gorillas sang by the famous Ngayabatema while listening to the melody produced by traditional musical instruments including African drums.
– Listen to interesting stories about traditional medicine from a local traditional healer and get to know how medicinal trees, shrubs, grass are used to cure local patients.
-Don’t leave this village without having a story to tell on Rwanda’s local foods-just have a local lunch or dinner with local people to see the skill they have when it comes to dinning time.
-Attend a local banana brewery process and have a taste on local banana beer. Explore the Batwa pottery making experience, lessons and engagements. Take part in daily life activities to get to know the local people, their culture, and their ways of living since the village is fascinating with a variety of cultural experience.