7 days Rural Tourism Rwanda

In this Kigali rural tourism expedition , you will be getting the direct knowledge about Rwanda and her capital city in 7 days . With Simba Africa Expeditions professional tour guide you will visit the wonders of thousand hills , visit rural communities , Kigali city tour , community , Imigongo art tour , Ethno - botany tour , visit the Banana and Sorghum beer production among others . And you should be well assured of getting your hands dirty at some of the places you will visit . Below are both the summary and detailed itinerary of you 7 Days Safari Rural Tour Rwanda .

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Rural tourism

HIGHLIGHTS FOR RWANDA RURAL TOURISM

  • Visitation and interaction with the Kinigi cultural village people
  • Rwanda Rural and Community Visit
  • Visiting Banana and Sorghum beer production
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • Service of English speaking driver
  • Delicious meals
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Airport Pickup and transfer

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival

You will be arriving at the Airport and be picked by your guide / driver who will transfer you to Hotel for briefing about your ahead Rwanda experience . You should check in have dinner and afterward rest as you will be having an exciting day the next day .

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid - Range : Classic Hotel
  • Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan : Dinner

Day 2 : Kigali City Tour

You will wake up not so early and have your breakfast , you will then head out for your city tour adventure to a historical site in Kigali . You will then visit the landmarks of colonial , post - independence , Kigali Genocide memorial site , Kandt Museum , Belgian camp . You will later convey to Bugesera in the afternoon to visit the reconciliation rural area , Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches . That should do for the day , return to the lodge for dinner and overnight .

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid -Range : Classic Hotel
  • Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Rural tourism and Community Visit

Today as well , you will have breakfast then late take a cultural tour to pastoralist to experience the social characteristics of the Rwandese pastoralists . It can still be traced in parts of the eastern province in Gatsibo district and Nyagatare district s the tour will take to the pastoralist village where to observe and participate in the tradition cattle grazing .

Some activities you will take part are to make your own traditional rain coat from grass , learn how to milk with your own hands and no machines here . After milking you will see the different calabashes used in preserving milk and qualification it take to make one ; this goes in line with norms of handling calabashes , drinking milk . The tour will end with visiting some monuments left behind by the former kings and then return to the lodge / hotel for your overnight .

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid - Range : Classic Hotel
  • Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Imigongo Tour

After breakfast take the unique modeling and paintings called Imigongo which meanings back and was developed by the Rwandese society a long time ago around 1500 years . This was all done by Prince Kakira son of King Kimenyi of the Gisaka kingdom also part of the great Rwandan kingdom in a current eastern province . Kakira invented the idea of embellishing and making more attractive art designs for decorations in the houses .

They use cow dung from calves and mix it with ash and then make different designs ranging from the back of the elephant , elbow designs to mention but a few because the designs come from their memories about different things or items etc . They have over ten different designs with well - documented interpretations . Return to lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid - Range : Classic Hotel
  • Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Ethno - Botany Tour

Enjoy your breakfast , thereafter go for traditional skills and methods used in identifying diseases and the traditional remedies . Go into the field with traditional healers and learn on how the seeds , leaves , barks , roots and fruits can be used to cure a number of diseases by mixing or not mixing them . Insects , lianas , lichens etc all play a significant role . Afternoon , visit a local home where the women share their experiences in making traditional dishes . Back to hotel for dinner and Overnight at Rwandan home .

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid - Range : Classic Hotel
  • Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Banana and Sorghum beer production

Banana and sorghum are some of the staple Food products in Rwanda that is used in different ways for example as food , local beer / drinks and very important in the cultural practices most especially during traditional weddings , settling of disputes between community members , the bonding relationship between different families etc .

Rwanda has four different species of banana plants and each species of banana plant has got unique uses and values ; practically , the visitors will learn and understand while in the field . Sorghum production is quite complicated but made simple to experience and really a thrilling experience . Overnight at recommended hotel .

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid - Range : Classic Hotel
  • Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Cultural and departure

Have breakfast and visit the Kinigi Cultural Village: Get to understand the culture of the Rwandese through their daily life and knowledge of the environment , poetry , folktales , dancing , singing , pottery and the theoretical hunt gathering skills . It 's one of the thrilling experiences and very adventurous as you try to adapt to the traditional hut homes and lifestyle later transfer to Kigali and to the airport. Meal plan : Breakfast and Lunch.

Package for Rwanda Rural tourism includes :

  • Airport transfers for pickup and drop off
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • Visit Imigongo and ethno tours
  • Visit Banana and sorghum beer brewery
  • Visit Kinigi cultural village
  • Kigali city tour

Package for Rwanda Rural tourism excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfare
  • Ugandan Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Gratitude to the local porter
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
  • Any other item not mentioned above