Cultural Safaris Tours in Rwanda, Imigongo Art in Rwanda, Ethnographic Museum
Cultural Safaris Tours in Rwanda, Imigongo Art in Rwanda, Ethnographic Museum / Butare National Museum in Rwanda, Iby’wachu Cultural Village in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park in the village of Nyabigoma
Imigongo Art In Rwanda, Cultural Safaris Tours in Rwanda
The Imigongo Art is a famous art form unique to destination Rwanda where great pieces of art are made using cow dung. Imigongo commonly features geometric and spiral designs in white, black and red colours painted on pottery, walls and canvas. Imigongo originates from Kibungo Rwamagana near the Rwanda wildlife safari destination of Akagera National Park to the east of Kigali during the 18th Century.
Ethnographic Museum / Butare National Museum in Rwanda
Ethnographic Museum is positioned in Huye District 132km to the south of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. It is one of the six (6) Museums of Rwanda which comprise the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda.
The Ethnographic Museum was constructed in the year 1987 and now houses over 100,000 artifacts making it one of the great Museums in East Africa. It features seven (7) galleries displaying historical, artistic, ethnographic and archaeological artifacts.
Iby’wachu Cultural Village in Rwanda
The Iby’iwachu cultural village is positioned close to Volcanoes National Park in the village of Nyabigoma, Kinigi, Musaze District. The visit to iby’wachu cultural village presents an opportunity to interact with the local people learning about their heritage and traditions including life style, art and craft, food and drink, entertainment and history.
Iby’wachu Cultural Village offers a range of activities from which the Rwanda safari tour undertakers can choose from.
> Guided community walk exploring the daily life of the local people
> Cultural Safaris Tours in Rwanda to the replica of the King’s house for interpretation and mock coronation headed by a village elder. This takes you back to the traditional monarchical Kingdom of Rwanda.
> Entertainment by a range of traditional dances such as Intore, gorilla songs sung by Ngayabatema and great traditional musical instrument sounds like the magical drum beating.
> Listening to stories regarding traditional medicine from the traditional healer and learn about the use of local medicinal trees, grass and shrubs as regards treatment of people.
> Tour to the local schools to explore the education life in Rwanda
> Local food preparation and tasting
> Participating in the local beer brewing process.
Safari Attractions in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Majorly, Volcanoes National Park is notably known for Mountain Gorillas scientifically known as Gorilla beringei beringei. Noted to be descendants of Old World Monkey, the Mountain gorillas are among the two sub species of the eastern gorilla. They occur in two READ MORE
Due to the extended altitudinal spread, the Volcanoes National Park features various vegetation zones. There is lower montane forest which has been majorly lost to agriculture, Neoboutonia forest at the range of 2400 – 2500m, Arundinaria alpina also known as Bamboo.. READ MORE
Some of the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park have been habituated for human visitation and research. Dian Fossey started the Mountain Gorilla habituation initiative and apparently Volcanoes National Park feature two (2) research groups Beetsme and Pablo’s READ MORE
Golden Monkeys also scientifically referred to as Cercopithecus kandti is species of Old World Monkey that thrives in Virunga Mountains which comprise of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Congo’s Virunga National Park READ MORE
There are five (5) volcanic Mountains in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda including; Mount Karisimbi (4,507m), Mount Bisoke (3,711m), Mount Muhabura (4,127m), Mount Sabyinyo (3,669m) and Mount Gahinga (3,474m). The prominent ones READ MORE
The Volcanoes National Park features extensive avifauna most of which are endemic to Albertine Rift. The Park is home to the three (3) of the globally threatened species such as African Green Broadbill, Lagden’s Bush shrike and Kivu Ground Thrush. In addition, the 53 READ MORE
Mountain Gorillas thrive in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley always referred to as the Albertine Rift. They thrive in its montane cloud forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda along with the Virunga Volcanoes which is a chain READ MORE
Mountain Gorillas are social animals and they thrive in averagely stable and cooperative groups / families which are kept together by the long-term bonds between the mature females and males. The Mountain Gorillas are non territorial and the Silverback minds about READ MORE
Rwanda Safari Activities in Volcanoes National Park
Mountain Gorilla Trekking is ranked the best safari activity on the continent of Africa as it presents an opportunity to explore the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas that are known to thrive in only three countries in the world namely; Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic READ MORE
With a count of 178 species of birds some of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift, the birders on Rwanda birding safari can consider Volcanoes National Park among the options. During the activity, possible bird sights include; Rwenzori turaco, dusky crimson-wing READ MORE
Known to be the highest of all the eight Mountains that form the Virunga massif rising to 4,507m above sea level, Mount Karisimbi offers an exciting Mountain climbing adventure that lasts a total of two (2) nights on a round trip. Karisimbi Volcano is the highest READ MORE
Rwanda Gorilla Safari, Gorilla trekking Rwanda, Gorilla Tours Rwanda, Gorilla Safari Rwanda
Rwanda is a world surprising Gorilla trekking Rwanda African safari destination in offering Rwanda Gorilla tours / Rwanda gorilla safaris in Volcanoes National Park – part of the Virunga Massif with about half of the about 420 mountain gorillas that habitat / leave in the Virunga Massif i.e Volcanoes National park Rwanda, Mgahinga Gorilla Park Uganda and Virunga National park Congo. We present to you what you can have as a sample of a customized affordable Rwanda gorilla safari tour / Rwanda gorilla tour / Gorilla safari in Rwanda / Rwanda tour in Rwanda combined with wildlife, culture and scenery depending on your safari interests and ALL these itineraries / Rwanda safari tour packages can be further tailored to suit your private / group/ family African safari. In Rwanda-the land of a thousand hills, there lies ape species whose existence and unique features has took the world by storm in the contemporary times forming what has been termed as ‘Gorillas in the Mist‘ and these have become the best Rwanda gorilla safaris tour packages.
The 7 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari & Chimpanzee trekking is one of the comprehensive safari in Rwanda enabling you to explore all the popular destinations in the country…Read more